Patrol

The patrol division is the largest of the three divisions. These officers are instrumental for carrying out the goals of the department and forming partnerships in our community. They are our first responders and are the most visible in our community. The patrol division operates under the community policing philosophy in that they maintain close partnerships with the community. The goals of community policing and the department are the same: reduce the fear of crime and reduce crime while improving the quality for the town's residents and visitors.

Forest City Police Department has 21 officers assigned to the patrol division with each of these officers being assigned a patrol zone. The city has been divided into two large reporting areas with each of these areas being assigned a lieutenant to supervise the reporting areas activities. Each of these two large reporting zones have been subdivided into two smaller zones which are supervised by sergeants. The Lieutenants and Sergeants are responsible for community policing and problem-solving efforts for their respective zones. These supervisors have a dual role in that they also serve as the Watch Commander. As the Watch Commander, these supervisors coordinate all activates for the Patrol Division during their assigned shift.

Zone 1: the northwest corner of the town and can be identified by all addresses north of Oak Street Extension, west of Hardin Road, south of Main Street and west of Hudlow Road

Zone 2: the northeast corner of the town and can be identified by all addresses east of Hudlow Road and north of Main Street

Zone 3: the southwest corner of town and can be identified by all of the addresses south of Main Street and west of Church Street to Hardin Road and Oak Street Extension

Zone 4: the southeast corner of town and can be identified by all addresses east of Church Street and south of Main Street

Lt. Josh Williams supervises Zone 1, Lt. Brad Huckabee supervises Zone 2, Lt. Ruppe supervises Zone 3 and Lt. Jacob Hoyle supervises Zone 4.

Lt. Hoyle

Lt. Jacob Hoyle began his law enforcement career with the Forest City Police

Department in January of 2004. Lt. Hoyle has served at the Forest City Police Department as a Patrol Officer, Patrol Corporal and Patrol Sergeant. He currently serves as the supervisor for A-Crew and the Commander of Zone 4.

Lt. Hoyle has received his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

828.245.5555

jacobhoyle@townofforestcity.com

Lt. Williams

Lieutenant Williams began his career with the Forest City Police Department in June of 2010. Lieutenant Williams has worked through the departmental ranks serving as a patrol officer, detective, sergeant and lieutenant. Lieutenant Williams currently supervises B-Crew and is the commander for Zone 1.

Lieutenant Williams has been awarded his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate through the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission. Additionally, he serves as the department In-Service training coordinator and the in-service driver training instructor. 

828.245.5555


joshwilliams@townofforestcity.com

Lt. Huckabee

Lt. Brad Huckabee began his law enforcement career with the Forest City Police Department in September of 2008. Lt. Huckabee has served at the Forest City Police Department as a Patrol Officer, Senior Officer, and a Patrol Sergeant before being promoted to Patrol Lieutenant. Prior to beginning his career in law enforcement, he graduated from East Rutherford High School in 2006 and completed Basic Law Enforcement Training at Isothermal Community College. He also served 8 years in the North Carolina Army National Guard in the 211th Military Police Company and the 163rd Area Support Medical Company.

Lt. Huckabee has his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.  Lt. Huckabee serves on the Special Response Team for the police department. He is currently the supervisor for D-Crew and the Commander of Zone 2.

828.245.5555


bradhuckabee@townofforestcity.com

Lt. Ruppe

Lt. Ruppe began his law enforcement career with the Forest City Police Department in March of 2002. Lt. Ruppe has served at the Forest City Police Department as a Patrol Officer, Patrol Corporal and Patrol Sergeant. He currently serves as the supervisor for C-Crew and the Commander of Zone 3.

Lt. Ruppe has received his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

828.245.5555

donnieruppe@townofforestcity.com