SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (Friday, February 26, 2021) – After 28 years of service, Summerville Police Chief Jon Rogers will retire from his duties with the Town of Summerville effective Friday, April 16, 2021. He formally announced his retirement in a resignation letter at a special called council meeting on Wednesday, February 24.
Chief Rogers started his law enforcement career as a patrolman for the Isle of Palms Police Department in 1995 prior to joining the Summerville Police Department in 1999. He worked his way up the ranks of corporal, sergeant, and captain before earning the appointment to police chief in 2016.
“It’s been an honor to serve alongside the men and women of the Summerville Police Department. I have enormous gratitude for the talented and dedicated employees of the Town of Summerville and a deep appreciation for the community. Leadership is about empowering others and supporting them on their journey to success. I hope the police department remains positive and continues to work well together to keep our community safe.” ~ Chief Jon Rogers, Summerville Police Department
Some of Chief Rogers’ career highlights include:
- The creation of the Dignity Project to enrich effective relationships in the minority community.
- Enhancing community engagement to foster a spirit of service within the organization.
- Organizing multiple fundraisers for employees.
- Being recognized twice by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
- Attending the 238th session FBI National Academy in Quantico.
- Attending the 77th Session of FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development course in Quantico.
- Earning a Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership.
- Earning a Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Development.
"I want to congratulate Chief Jon Rogers on his retirement. He has been a committed public servant to the Town of Summerville for 22 years and a champion for Public Safety. The Town is better for his leadership. I wish him the best in the future.” ~ Mayor Ricky Waring
Town Council is expected to appoint a new police chief at the next regularly scheduled council meeting on Thursday, March 11.