HOPE, AR – Jennifer Ghormley, a 5 ½ year veteran of the Hope Police Department Patrol Division, was recently promoted to Patrol Sergeant.

Sergeant Ghormley started her law enforcement career in 2007 as a member of the U.S. Army in the 602nd Military Police Company, where she served for eight years. She began her civilian career as a detention officer in the Hempstead County Detention Facility before graduating the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy and joining the Hope Police Department. Sergeant Ghormley also is a former member of the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police Honor Guard.

Sergeant Ghormley holds a General Law Enforcement Certificate for the State of Arkansas and has atteneded 435 continuing law enforcement education hours, post academy, has training in constitutional policing, tactical de-escalation, domestic violence, mental health first-aid and is a certified field trainer.

Ghormley was selected as a 2016 SW Arkansas Regional Officer of the year by the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office for her involvement in the apprehension of an aggravated bank robbery suspect.  She is the recipient of other commendations and awards.

Chief of Police JR Wilson stated, “As you know, I am very proud of all of our employees. On this special occasion, I am honored and privileged to recognize the exceptional service of newly promoted Sergeant Jennifer Ghormley. She carries herself with distinction and professionalism, bringing great credit to herself and our department through her actions. Sergeant Ghormley has the education, experience and expertise to serve well in this position. I have the greatest confidence in her ability to serve the citizens of Hope, AR with the utmost respect and dedication. I am equally confident in her ability to be a leader of officers, as well as set a good example in keeping with the honor and tradition of professional policing. The position to which Sergeant Ghormley has attained is perhaps the most critical in all of policing.  She will always have my continued prayers and support.”

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