Major Greg Summerlin (retired) served as a peace officer and senior level manager for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the 3rd largest Sheriff’s Office in the United States. Under Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Major Summerlin was instrumental in implementing federal court-ordered, misdemeanor bail reform in county jail operations. Throughout his distinguished career, Major Summerlin received three Unit Citations, a Processional Service Award and was a recipient of the 100 Club’s 2016 Officer of the Year Award for his contributions to the new Harris County Joint Processing Center Project. Major Summerlin led the HCSO JPC Planning, Design, Transition, and Operational teams, and was the JPC Bureau Commander when the new facility opened in February 2019. The successful opening of the JPC was the culmination of Major Summerlin's HCSO career. On September 30, 2019, after 30 years of dedicated service, Major Greg Summerlin retired from the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
Major Summerlin has an AAS Degree in Criminal Justice and has successfully completed over 2,000 hours of AJA, ACA, CMIT, TCOLE and/or NIC recognized training courses. Major Summerlin also has almost 27 years of HCSO supervisory experience, serving at the ranks of Sergeant (8 years), Lieutenant (4 years), Captain (12 years) and Major (almost 3 years). Major Summerlin earned a Master Civilian Jailer License and a Master Peace Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).
Greg Summerlin currently resides with his family in Harris County, Texas. Greg and his wife Robbin have been married for 28 years and have three daughters and five amazing grandchildren. Greg enjoys spending time with the kids, completing home projects, reading, learning new things (like how to create a website), and operating a political blog from a moderate's perspective. To view the blog, please click on the link below.
Joint Processing Center
Working on the JPC Project was an honor and a privilege. Thanks for the memories.