Hinesville Police Department names first African-American assistant chief

HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) - The Hinesville Police Department has named the first African-American assistant chief in the city's history.

Hinesville Chief Bill Kirkendall named Lloyd Slater assistant chief on Monday, Aug. 20.

Slater is a former U.S. Army Ranger from Brooklyn, N.Y. who was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Ft. Stewart and later became a member of the Hinesville Police Department in 1986.

During his 32 years of service with the HPD, he has served as Emergency Services Dive Unit Commander, Field Training Officer Program Manager, Watch Commander and Uniform Patrol Division Commander.

He holds a bachelor's degree in business management and a master's degree in public safety administration from Columbus State University and is a graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College. He has nine Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training instructor certifications, and a P.O.S.T. managerial certification.

He and his wife Cindy Slater reside in Hinesville where they enjoy spending time with family and planning their next adventure.

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