Savannah Police Chief Appoints New Major in Criminal Investigation Division

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – Savannah Police Chief Roy Minter announced on Tuesday the appointment of Captain Ben Herron to the rank of Major in the Criminal Investigations Division.

“Ben Herron brings a wealth of knowledge not only about policing, but also about policing in Savannah,” said Chief Roy Minter. “He served the citizens of Savannah for over 30 years and commanded several divisions within the Savannah Police Department. He has a proven track record of dealing with crime and issues specific to Savannah and has demonstrated the commitment, knowledge and forethought to lead at the Major level.

Herron joined the department in January 1988 and was promoted to the rank of captain in 2001. He was most recently the captain of the Northwestern Precinct, but also served as the captain of the special operations division of the enclosure. Central, Criminal Investigations, Professional Standards Office, City of Islands, Savannah Impact Program, Information Management and Patrol Division.

Herron holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Savannah State University and a Masters of Public Administration from Columbus State University. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute and has POST Instructor Training Certificates for the Executive Officers Course, Police Officer Training Course, and Georgia Command College.

Herron was ceremoniously appointed to the post of major in a ceremony on July 23 at 1 p.m.

“My main priorities on this file are to look at what we are doing and what we have going on. Things have been very busy lately. My first task is therefore to assess our response. Really take a look at the investigations, where we’re going and get some feedback on how we can collectively get ahead of the situations we’ve been facing here recently, ”Major Herron said at the ceremony .

During Friday’s ceremony, the Savannah Police Department also welcomed new officers and famous officers who have secured promotions.

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