Patrol

The patrol division is the largest of the three divisions.  These officers are instrumental for carrying out the goals of the department and forming partnerships in our community.  They are our first responders and are most visible in our community.  The patrol division operates under the community policing philosophy in that they maintain close partnerships with the community.  The goals of community policing and the department are the same:  Reduce the fear of crime and reduce crime while improving the quality for the town’s residents and visitors.

 

Forest City Police Department has 21 officers assigned to the patrol division with each of these officers being assigned a patrol zone.  The city has been divided into two large reporting areas with each of these areas being assigned a lieutenant to supervise the reporting areas activities.  Each of these two large reporting zones have been subdivided into two smaller zones, which are supervised by sergeants.  The Lieutenants and Sergeants are responsible for community policing and problem solving efforts for their respective zones.  These supervisors have a dual role in that they also serve as the Watch Commander.  As the Watch Commander, these supervisors coordinate all activates for the Patrol Division during their assigned shift.

  

Zone 1 is the Northwest corner of the town and can be identified by all addresses North of Oak Street Extension, West of Hardin Road, South of Main Street and West of Hudlow Road.  

 

Zone 2 is the Northeast corner of the town and can be identified by all addresses East of Hudlow Road and North of Main Street.

 

Zone 3 is the Southwest corner of town and can be identified by all of the addresses South of Main Street and West of Church Street to Hardin Road and Oak Street Extension.   

 

Zone 4 is the Southeast corner of town and can be identified by all addresses East of Church Street and South of Main Street.

 

Lt. Josh Bumgarner supervises Zone 1, Lt. Jacob Hoyle supervises Zone 2, Lt. James Hoppes supervises Zone 3 and Lt. Brandon Rothrock supervises Zone 4. 

 

 

Lt. Josh Bumgarner

Lt. Josh Bumgarner began his career at the Forest City Police Department in March of 2008.  Lt. Bumgarner has worked through the ranks as a Patrol Officer, Narcotics Investigator, General Investigator and Sergeant. He is currently the Commander of Zone 1.

 

Lt. Bumgarner has received his Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate from the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

             
Email Lt. Bumgarner

(828) 248-5208

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lt. Jacob Hoyle

Lt. Jacob Hoyle began his law enforcement career with the Forest City Police Department in January of 2004. Lt. Hoyle has served at the Forest City Police Department as a Patrol Officer, Patrol Corporal and Patrol Sergeant. He currently serves as the Commander of Zone 2.

 

Lt. Hoyle has received his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
 
Lt. Hoyle is married to his wife, Erin, and they have two children, Jabin and Jorja. 

 

Email Lt. Hoyle

(828) 245-5555 

 

 

 

Lt. James Hoppes

Lt. James Hoppes began his law enforcement career with the Forest City Police Department in January of 1994. Lt. Hoppes has served at the Forest City Police Department as a Patrol Officer, Patrol Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, Detective and Lieutenant and currently serves as the Commander of Zone 3.

 

Lt. Hoppes has received his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. He is also a graduate of the FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute and alumni of the 26th class of Management Development Program (MDP) provided by the North Carolina Justice Academy.
 
Lt. Hoppes is married to his wife, Crystal, and they have three children, Jesse, Amber and Reece. 

 

Email Lt. Hoppes

(828) 248-5208

 


Lt. Brandon Rothrock

Lt. Brandon Rothrock began his career at the Forest City Police Department in August of 2013. Lt. Rothrock has worked through the ranks as a Patrol Officer, Narcotics Investigator, and Sergeant. He is currently the Commander of Zone 4. 

 

Lt. Rothrock has received his Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate from the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

             
Email Lt. Rothrock

(828) 248-5208