Former Greenville police chief dies at 94 - FOX Carolina 21

Former Greenville police chief dies at 94

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Harold Jennings (Courtesy: Greenville PD) Harold Jennings (Courtesy: Greenville PD)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The man who led the Greenville Police Department in the late 1970s and much of the ‘80s has died, according to Greenville Mayor Knox White.

Harold Jennings died on Thursday at age 94.

Knox released the following statement on Friday:

Even before the concept of community policing became popular, Chief Harold Jennings knew instinctively the importance of police-community relations. As police chief, he both embodied and inspired teamwork and professionalism in his department and he cared deeply about his officers and their families. Chief Jennings was a major law enforcement figure over many decades in this area and while Greenville has lost a giant, the Harold C. Jennings Foundation will sustain his memory and continue to ensure the long reach of his legacy.    

Jennings served as the city’s police chief from 1975 to 1987.

Jennings’ legacy lives on today through the Harold C. Jennings Foundation, which was formed in 1977 to give financial aid to children of Upstate police officers. Since its formation, the foundation has granted 431 scholarships totaling $754,243.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal on North Church Street, according to the Thomas McAfee Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery

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