Johnson City Police chief announces sergeant promotions

Published 4:20 pm Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Johnson City Police Chief Karl Turner on Wednesday announced two recent promotions within the department. The promotional process consists of a written test, job-specific written exercises, and an assessment/interview. In addition, candidates’ work histories are evaluated and points are awarded for education level.

“The officers being promoted are taking another well-earned and important step in their law enforcement careers,” said Chief Turner. “I commend their hard work and their commitment to excellence as they work collectively to advance the organization.”

Drew Guider has been promoted to sergeant and is assigned to Platoon 2. A 2007 graduate of East Tennessee State University, Guider began his career with the Johnson City Police Department in 2012.  Guider has served as a patrol officer, a member of the traffic unit, field training officer, child passenger safety technician and recruiter. He also served for several years on the departmental Officer Advisory Board. He is certified in Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement, and earned the “DUI Officer of the Year” award from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office in 2019.

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Corey Shoun has been promoted to sergeant and is assigned to Platoon 3. A 2000 graduate of East Tennessee State University, Shoun has served with JCPD for nearly 13 years. During his time with the department, Shoun has served as a patrol officer, field training officer, criminal investigator, recruiting team member, bike team member and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team member.

Shoun also serves in Security Forces with the United States Navy and is currently a reserve investigator with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).