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Greg Wilkerson will retire from his position as Assistant Police Chief on Monday, April 30, 2018 after having served over 25 years of sworn law enforcement.
Greg served as a Captain and Assistant Chief of Police from 2009 to 2015 and was the recipient of the "Chief’s Sworn Award" in 2009 and again in 2014 for his dedication, commitment and service to the Corinth Police Department. He returned to the Corinth Police Department in 2016 as Assistant Chief where he provided oversight of the Operations and Support Services Divisions and was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the police department.
"I have enjoyed serving the citizens of Corinth and I take great pride in having been a part of an outstanding community policing agency, " stated Chief Wilkerson. "The support for our police department from our residents and business community is amazing and I appreciated knowing they had our backs."
Prior to the City of Corinth, Chief Wilkerson served as a volunteer firefighter for the cities of Venus and Mansfield. After working for the Texas Department of Corrections (Venus Unit), he began his career with the Richardson Police Department. Greg then transferred to the private sector as a Director of Operations for a private security company in Dallas. Greg later returned to law enforcement serving the Little Elm Police Department.
"When I hired Greg in 2009, I had no idea what a great team we would make. Greg is a true and driven leader capable of making things happen. " stated Police Chief Debra Walthall. "Having him around always brightens our day and he will be missed. I wish him the best in his future endeavors."
Although Greg is officially retiring from the City of Corinth he still has plans to serve the residents of Denton County. On May 1, 2018 Greg will begin working for the Denton County Fresh Water Supply District #10 (DCFWSD #10). The DCFWSD #10 serves over 12,000 residents along the US 380 corridor in the communities of Savannah, Artesia and ArrowBrooke. Greg has accepted the challenge of working for the district and with the Texas Commission On Law Enforcement to create a new law enforcement agency and serve as their first Chief of Police and General Manager.
Greg graduated from the Texas A&M Police Academy in Arlington, Texas in 1990. He holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). He has over 2600 hours of professional police training. He is a 2003 graduate of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration and a 2010 graduate of the FBI National Academy. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Organizational Leadership in Criminal Justice from Mountain State University.