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Greg Summerlin (Ret.)

Major Greg Summerlin (retired) served as a jailer, peace officer, and senior-level correctional manager (Major) for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Houston, Texas, 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 Harris 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 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 Sheriff's Office.

Major Summerlin has an AAS Degree in Criminal Justice and graduated from the HCSO Peace Officer Academy.  Major Summerlin has successfully completed over 2,000 training hours of AJA, ACA, CMIT, TCOLE and/or NIC recognized seminars and courses.  Major Summerlin also has almost 27 years of HCSO supervisory experience, serving at the ranks of Sergeant (7 years), Lieutenant (4 years), Captain (12 years) and Major (3 years).  While employed by the HCSO, Major Summerlin had a Master 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 have been married for 29 years and have three daughters and five amazing grandchildren.  Greg enjoys spending time with the kids, reading, learning new things (like how to create a website), jail consulting, and administering a political blog from a moderate's perspective.  Greg also enjoys talking about the JPC Project, so feel free to reach out to him - see below.    


Harris County
Joint Processing Center

Working on the JPC Project was an honor and a privilege.  Thanks for the memories.

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