Capt. Thompson is the Commander of the Patrol Operations Division. Previous to this, he commanded Patrol Division 3. He joined GPD in 1991 as a member of the 68th PBIC where he earned the Michael J. Winslow award for most outstanding recruit. He most recently served as Executive Officer for Patrol Division 2.
Thompson holds a bachelor’s of arts degree in religion from Gardner-Webb University and a master of divinity from Southeastern Theological Seminary. He also serves as a sworn police chaplain. He holds a General Instructor certificate and is one of the academy PT instructors.
Thompson enjoys most outdoor activities including surf fishing, and has four grandchildren.