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Home  |  News  |  SHERIFF PROMOTES FIVE DEPUTIES

SHERIFF PROMOTES FIVE DEPUTIES
Friday, February 24, 2012

 
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC - Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts promoted one Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputy to serve as assistant commander of the Detention and Judicial Services Bureau, one deputy to serve as an investigator in the Major Crimes Unit, one deputy to serve as the resident deputy for the Horseneck and Swansea communities and two deputies to serve as field training officers.

Metts promoted Mark Joyner, 45, of Gilbert to the rank of captain and assigned Joyner to serve as assistant commander of the Detention and Judicial Services Bureau. Joyner previously held the rank of lieutenant and served as commander of the Warrant and Judicial Services Division. Metts hired Joyner on July 25, 1988. Joyner has lived in Lexington County all of his life.

“Mark is a proven leader and progressive law enforcement manager,” Metts said. “Mark understands the importance of providing good customer service. Mark encourages employees to fulfill our agency’s mission of providing professional law enforcement services that enhance the quality of life for all people in Lexington County.”

Metts promoted Jesse Laintz, 31, of Batesburg, to serve as an investigator in the Major Crimes Unit. Laintz previously held the rank of master deputy and served as an assistant supervisor for a road patrol shift in the West Region Patrol District, which is based near Gilbert. Metts hired Laintz on March 13, 2006.

Metts promoted Robert Snuffer, 37, of Pelion, to serve as the resident deputy for the Horseneck and Swansea communities.

Snuffer previously held the rank of master deputy and served as an assistant supervisor for a road patrol shift in the South Region Patrol District, which is based in Pelion, Metts said. Metts hired Snuffer on January 14, 2008.

“Robert understands the importance of building strong relationships with citizens and businesses and fostering community partnerships,” Metts said. “Robert has excellent people skills, and Robert never meets a stranger.”

Snuffer became familiar with the Horseneck and Swansea communities through his previous position as an assistant supervisor of a road patrol shift, Metts said. Snuffer’s wife works for the town of Swansea.

Metts promoted Nicholas Burt, 27, of Lexington, and Edward Richardson, 34, of Lexington, to serve as field training officers on road patrol shifts in the North Region Patrol District, which is based near Irmo. Burt and Richardson previously served as road patrol deputies in the North Region. Metts hired Burt on March 22, 2010. Metts hired Richardson on October 4, 2010.

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