Greg Gordon

New EPD Lt. Greg Gordon. (Staff Photo by BILLY HEFTON)

ENID, Okla. — Enid Police Department’s Greg Gordon was promoted to the rank of lieutenant Wednesday.

“I hope to work hand in hand with the administration and make this a better place,” he said. “I’d like to foster a better working relationship with the citizens of the community.”

Gordon joined the department June 19, 1995, after serving in the Army, obtaining the rank of lieutenant, and the National Guard, obtaining the rank of captain.

He served a total of 12 years in the National Guard, with a four-year deployment with the Army, during his service in the Guard.

“I thought it would be an interesting career,” Gordon said of being a police officer.

He was promoted to sergeant in June 2003 and has served as a patrolman, detective, patrol sergeant and detective sergeant in his EPD career.

Gordon said he enjoyed being a patrolman, but serving in the detective division was his favorite assignment “by far.”

“Because you get to work on a case from start to finish, not only the investigation but the prosecution of the case,” he said. “It’s a very rewarding feeling to be able to close a case like that.”

For Gordon, making the rank of lieutenant has helped him reach one of his goals for working the department. “This has been an aspiration of mine since I started,” he said.

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