GREENVILLE, N.C. — City of Greenville City Manager Ann Wall on Monday, October 31, 2022, announced the appointment of Ted Sauls, Jr. as the new Police Chief for the Greenville Police Department (GPD).
Sauls, a nearly 26-year law enforcement veteran, has dedicated his entire career to GPD and is a familiar face to many. He has held the title of Deputy Chief of Police for the last 9 years and is the current Interim Chief of Police, a role he has taken on three separate occasions during his tenure at GPD. Sauls has held numerous roles within the Greenville Police Department over the years, to include assignments in Field Operations, Investigations, and as the Emergency Response Team Commander.
"It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Ted Sauls as the new Police Chief for the Greenville Police Department," Wall said. "Throughout his career, Chief Sauls has shown tremendous dedication to the department and the community. His experience and leadership will be pivotal in the department’s continued efforts to keep our community safe."
Sauls is a native of Greene County, North Carolina and a graduate of East Carolina University, as well as the FBI National Academy. His training included instruction in behavioral science, forensics, understanding terrorism mindsets, leadership development, communication, and health and fitness. As a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Sauls is among an elite group of less than one percent of the country's law enforcement officers.
A dedicated family man, Sauls enjoys spending his time off with his wife, Paula, and two daughters, Kennedy and Hailey. He will officially begin his new role effective Saturday, November 5.
"I am extremely humbled to have this opportunity to serve the residents of Greenville and the men and women of the Greenville Police Department as their Chief,” said Sauls. “As a kid with a dream of following in my father's footsteps I always wanted to be a Police Officer. After becoming one I learned that the real reward is in serving. I thank all of the mentors and supporters throughout the City who have supported me, and this department. In leading this agency, it is my goal to make it the destination for men and women who want a job in law enforcement, as we do our part to make the City of Greenville the best and safest city possible."
The Greenville Police Department is a nationally accredited agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®). The department consists of approximately 250 sworn and non-sworn employees.