KETR Local
1:53 am
Sat March 20, 2010

Greenville Police Chief to retire


Greenville – Police Chief Harold Roseberry has announced plans to retire from the Greenville Police Department effective April 30.

Roseberry said, "It has been a pleasure working with the Greenville Police Department for the past 34 years. I have been very blessed to work with some of the greatest officers one would ever find." Roseberry also said, "I have been talking with the City Manager since January about retiring and officially gave Steve my notice last week. I realize that very few Police Chiefs enjoy the kind of support I have received from the Mayor, City Council and City Manager. Greenville has been good to me and my family."

Roseberry started as a patrol officer for the Greenville Police Department in 1976. He rose up through the ranks working as a corporal, sergeant and a detective in the criminal investigation division. He was named Assistant Police Chief in 1992, and Police Chief in 2004. Prior to coming to Greenville, Roseberry was a patrol officer for the New Boston Police Department from 1973 to 1976. Roseberry is also a veteran of U. S. Army where he served two years in Vietnam.

City Manager Steven Alexander said, "Chief Roseberry had been a tremendous asset to the City of Greenville and to Hunt County. Through his leadership, the police department has seen many achievements including coordination of the DEA Mobile Enforcement Team, the Citizens on Patrol Program and the Motorcycle Traffic Unit, to name a few. Harold has led the police department with dedication and integrity and he will be missed."

Roseberry remarked that he has been pleased to see a consecutive overall crime reduction in Greenville in the last few years. "This could not have happened without the dedication and commitment that the employees of the Greenville Police Department have given to the community. It has been a privilege to serve our great city and I appreciate the opportunity that has provided me and my family with a wonderful place to call home", Roseberry said.

The search for a new Police Chief is underway.