Newberry PD Welcomes New Employees

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The Newberry Police Department welcomes two new employees to their family – Joseph Brogdon III and Christian Smith.

Brogdon joins as the department’s new Watch Commander/Patrol Captain, bringing 30 years of experience back to the Newberry community. Brogdon served 21 years with the Newberry Police Department to begin his law enforcement career. His professional career took him to Lexington Medical Center’s police department in 2014, where he served as a Watch Commander/Captain and Major. He retired from Lexington Medical Center in 2019 and has served the Greenville police system as a Class 1 officer during that time. Chief Kevin Goodman says that Brogdon rejoins his Newberry Police Department family bringing back with him a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Smith joins the department as a Patrolman, bringing 21 years of law enforcement experience to the community. Smith served nine years in the United States Marine Corp where he served as a military police and criminal investigator. He then served the West Columbia Police Department and time as a Federal Air Marshall. Smith then served 11 years with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office where he worked his way from patrol to shift sergeant. He was a member of Lexington County SWAT and a firearms instructor.

Goodman says they are excited to welcome both to their team at the department.