Seven Greensboro Police Department Employees Earn Promotions
GREENSBORO, NC (Apr. 23, 2018) – Five police officers and two non-sworn employees with the Greensboro Police Department advanced in rank today during a ceremony that began at 10:30 in the City Council chambers at 300 W. Washington St. The department promoted one Sergeant to lieutenant, two officers to sergeant, and two officers to corporal.
“This is a great day, and a great celebration for our GPD family,” said Police Chief Wayne Scott. “The most important thing that we do is make sure our people being promoted understand how proud we are of them and how much we honor them.”
Davin Hall was promoted to Supervisor of Crime Analysis. Hall has been working for the Crime Analysis Unit of the Greensboro Police Department since December of 2014. While working as an analyst, Hall has twice presented at the International Association of Crime Analysts conference for his work on gang analysis and Risk Terrain Modeling. Hall has Bachelors’ degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology, and Masters’ degrees in Geography and English.
Leslie Popik was promoted to Deputy Director of the Crimes Scene Investigations unit. Popik earned a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in Sociology and attended Guilford College to study Forensic Biology. She joined the Greensboro Police Department in October 2004 as a Crime Scene Investigator.
In 2007 Popik earned and currently maintains a certification as a Crime Scene Investigator with the International Association of identification. She was promoted to Crime Scene Supervisor in 2014. Popik has also served as the CSI technical supervisor under the Quality Assurance System. During her career she has responded to thousands of crime scenes and has attended over 400 hours of training.
Lt. Justin R. Flynt joined the Greensboro Police Department in July 2004. His career has included assignments in Patrol, Tactical Narcotics, Center City Resource, and Professional Standards Division. Flynt holds certifications as both a General and Specialized Instructor; and previously served as a member of the Hazardous Devices Team. Additionally, Flynt has obtained both Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Justice Administration degrees. Throughout his career he has been awarded a Life Saving Medal and a Medal of Valor.
Sgt. M.T. Tickerhoff joined the Greensboro Police Department in April 1995 as a member of the 71st PBIC. He was promoted to Police Officer II in 1996 and received his Advanced Law Enforcement Certification in 2001. Tickekhoff has worked in 3 of the 4 Patrol Districts, served as a Field Training Officer and served as a supervisor with the department since 2006. Tickerhoff has held certifications as a General Instructor, Basic EMT, Specialized First Responder Instructor, and Certified Specialized Driving Instructor. Tickerhoff holds a B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Sgt. Matthew R. Stein joined the Greensboro Police Department in January of 2004 as a member of the 82nd PBIC. Stein has previously served as a Corporal in the Criminal Investigations Division, Family Victims Unit and in patrol District IV. During his career Stein has served in Patrol, the Training Division, and Criminal Investigations. Stein has also served as a Police Training Officer and a member of the District IV Community Resource Team. Stein attended Appalachian State University, where he graduated in 2003 with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.
Cpl. Angela Anderson joined the Greensboro Police Department in 2004 after serving in the US Army as a finance specialist. She has been assigned as a School Resource Officer at Western Guilford Middle School where she coached the highly publicized dance team and trained incoming School Resource Officers. Anderson received a Superior Service Bar and a Lifesaving medal during her tenure as an SRO. She is currently studying political science at Guilford College.
Cpl. Joseph E. Purcell joined the Greensboro Police Department in March 2009. He has served as the School Resource Officer at Allen Middle School, as a patrol officer and held a position on the Community Resource Team. Purcell is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics Computers and Technology. Purcell received his Advanced Law Enforcement Certification in May 2016. Purcell is Crisis Intervention Team certified and a member of the Civil Emergency Unit. Corporal Purcell received the superior service bar in 2017.