Smithfield Police Master Patrol Officer Jordon Cutchins has received his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Education Training and Standards Commission.
Cutchins received the certificate during a presentation from Smithfield Mayor Andy Moore during the July 10th town council meeting.
Officer Cutchins is a Smithfield native and a graduate of Smithfield Selma High Shcool. He served joined the US Marine Corps in 2003 and completed two combat tours in Iraq. Upon exiting the Marine Corps in 2007 he attended Basic Law Enforcement Training at Johnston Community College. He started work at the Smithfield Police Department in 2008.
“Serving the citizens of Smithfield is a privilege and something I’ve always wanted to do with my life,” Cutchins told WTSB. “I look forward to coming to work every day and I could not imagine doing anything else as a career.”
Cutchins, 35, has served the last 7-1/2 years as a police K9 handler. He also just graduated from the University of Mount Olive with a bachelor’s degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice Administration.
While not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children. and taking trips to the beach, mountains and Disney World.
Officer Cutchins joins 16 other members of the Smithfield Police force that have received their advanced certificate. He works on the D-Team patrol squad.