Jordan’s timeline in Grantville

by Clay Neely

Oct. 26, 2011 - Doug Jordan officially joins the Grantville Police Department as an investigator.

March 2012 - Doug Jordan is promoted to lieutenant.

Aug. 13, 2012 - Lt. Doug Jordan is named interim police chief following the termination of Police Chief Clyburn Halley.

Nov. 26, 2012 - Doug Jordan is named the permanent chief by the Grantville City Council.

Aug. 14, 2013 - Councilman Barham Lundy makes a motion to fire Jordan. Noting that the council can not fire a department head without a recommendation from the city manager, and there was none, the measure failed.

Aug. 24, 2013 - Jordan flies to Phoenix, Arizona, to meet with the sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio. Jordan was invited after emailing Arpaio, and the two men met to discuss their views and experiences with law enforcement.

Sept. 9, 2013 - Jordan is suspended without pay for one calendar week for violating a policy given by then-City Manager Johnny Williams, who required all employees to inform him of anything that is not routine in nature. “A trip to Arizona and an article in the paper that was not discussed with me or the police committee is not routine,” Williams said.

Sept. 17, 2013 - Jordan returns to work following a vote by the Grantville City Council to formally rescind his suspension and pay him for the time he missed.

June 13, 2014 - Jordan is suspended for seven days upon allegations of several text messages that were allegedly sent by Jordan to Grantville police officers that contained derogatory language. Lt. Scott Wilson is named interim police chief.

June 15, 2014 - Jordan officially resigns as police chief of Grantville.

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