Capt. Eric Pressley

Capt. Eric Pressley
Support Services Bureau / Professional Standards
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Phone: 864-848-2188

Capt. Scott Ellis
Operations Bureau
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Police Department

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102 S Main Street
Greer, SC 29651

Phone: 864-848-2151
Fax: 864-416-0112

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



The Captain’s Office supervises the commanders of the department’s four divisions and maintains professional standards for the department. The Office of Professional Standards is responsible for the investigation of alleged misconduct by police officers; the development and progress of the department’s policies and procedures and grants.

Capt. Eric Pressley

Eric Pressley was promoted to the rank of captain and second in command to Chief Matt Hamby on April 1, 2017. Capt. Pressley previously served as the lieutenant over the Criminal Investigation Division.

“Capt. Pressley has fully applied himself in every assignment he has had throughout his career. He is passionate about promoting our mission of solving community crime problems by working with our residents and businesses. He is a true professional and takes pride in everything he does,” Chief Matt Hamby said. “He has the experience, education, and training necessary to serve in his new role. I have no doubt that he will be very successful in his new position as second in command of the Greer Police Department."

Pressley joined the Greer Police Department in 1994 and was promoted to sergeant four years later. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2002. A 2016 graduate of the FBI National Academy, he holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from Anderson University.

“This department has progressed so much over the years and I want to be a part of helping our department continue to move forward,” he added. “It is a very exciting time to be a police officer for the City of Greer. We have a great department and enjoy such great support from the City leaders and the community. I can’t think of a better place to be.”

Capt. Scott Ellis

Scott Ellis was named as Captain over the Operations Bureau on April 1, 2024.

Scott graduated from Clemson University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Business Management and from Anderson University in 2012 with a Master’s in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy’s 272nd session and one of less than one hundred Certified Sports Security Professionals (CSSP) in the world. He began his career with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department in 2004 serving with patrol, as a major crimes detective, and as the Sergeant over the Special Operations Unit. During his ten years with the Sheriff’s Department, he was a member of and led several specialized teams to include the South Carolina Midlands Region Type III Incident Management Team, Marine Patrol, and was the Homeland Security Liaison for the department. He was the recipient of the Rookie of the Year Award and served as a Team Leader on the Special Weapons and Tactics Team during his tenure.

In 2014, he accepted a position with the University of South Carolina’s (USC) Division of Law Enforcement and Safety (DLES), rising to the rank of Captain. He led the Division’s Emergency Management Unit, Special Events Unit, Special Operations Center, and the University’s Emergency Management Team. Honored to work with such tremendous leaders and humbled by the opportunities, he established the Division’s Canine Unit which can detect explosives and firearms in static as well as kinetic (moving people) environments; the first such unit in South Carolina. He was the recipient of the USC President’s Coin of Excellence Award and the DLES Chief’s Medal most notably due to his emergency and crisis management leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scott is an active member of the South Carolina FBI National Academy Associates, a board member with the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).