Bond County native Taylor Hill is now a full time police officer.
Hill was sworn in Wednesday morning as an officer for the Greenville Police Department. Administering the oath of office was City Clerk Sue Ann Nelson.
Hill has worked part-time for the Greenville and Donnellson police departments and the Bond County Sheriff’s Department. He also spent five years as a correctional officer in the Bond County Jail.
Greenville Chief of Police Johnny Runyon is pleased to have Hill on the force. He said Officer Hill has been with the department since last September. He said by adding Hill as a full time officer, the department is at full staff.
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Chief Runyon said since Taylor has completed the police academy and the city’s field operation program, he can immediately assume full-time duties.
Hill graduated from Greenville High School in 2014. He graduated from the Southwestern Illinois College Police Academy in September of last year.
Taylor is the son of Josh and Erin Hill. Law enforcement runs in the family, as his father is chief deputy for the sheriff’s department and has been an officer for 17 years.