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Rob Banks a candidate for G’wood chief
by Reggie Ross, Staff Writer
Jan 09, 2014 | 142 views | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After the news broke that Chief Deputy Rob Banks was one of the candidates for the Greenwood Police Chief opening, Carroll County Sheriff Jerry Carver offered his support to his deputy.

"Right now he's [Banks] still with us," Carver said Tuesday morning.

Since 2007, Banks has been with the Carroll County Sheriff's Department, and last fall he was named criminal and narcotics investigator by Carver.

Last week, according to the Greenwood Commonwealth, Greenwood mayor Carolyn McAdams nominated Banks for the vacated chief of police position.

Banks also serves as Carroll County Constable for the Southern District, a position he was elected to in 2011.

In recent months, bonds were approved for three full time deputies in the sheriff's department, and Carver said he is up to full staff of eight deputies. Recent hires include Khristopher King, who had previously served as a part time deputy, and former Leflore County deputies Wayne Carpenter and Jamey Taylor.

Carver had nothing but praise for his chief deputy.

"If he leaves, I hope we can find someone to fill his shoes," Carver said. "It's hard to replace someone like Rob. I'd hate to see him go, but I will support him in any decision he makes."

Banks, a native of Greenwood, is the nephew of Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks and is the son of former Itta Bena Police Chief Danny Banks.

Banks is a graduate of Pillow Academy and started his law enforcement career in 1999 with the Greenwood Police Department.

On Tuesday, The Conservative learned the Greenwood City Council tabled the matter.

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