Clinton City Manager Frank Stovall yesterday announced yesterday that Robin Morse has been selected as Clinton’s new Director of Department of Public Safety. Morse has over 38 years of law enforcement service and brings over 24 years of supervision experience in law enforcement and public safety, and presently serves as Police Chief in Laurens.
Robin Morse is a native of Laurens County, growing up in Cross Hill. He is a 1971 graduate of Clinton High School and holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Piedmont Technical College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources Management from Southern Wesleyan University. Morse is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Robin Morse started his Law Enforcement career out with the S.C. Highway patrol and has worked for the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Laurens for the past 35 years. He has served in several key positions in law enforcement including roles in investigations and administration. He has been the Chief of Police for the City of Laurens over the last 17 years.
Frank Stovall said “We are excited to announce that Mr. Morse will be assuming the role of Director of Public Safety in our organization. His dedication to community and his many years of experience will be an asset to the team of highly trained and skilled public safety officers who already are part of Clinton’s Department of Public Safety.”
Laurens Mayor Sharon Brownlee said that in accepting Chief Morse’s resignation, she is promoting Captain Chrissie Cofield as the Interim Police Chief for the City of Laurens until a search to fill the position permanently is made. Mayor Brownlee said “Robin has served the City well and we will miss him very much. We wish him the very best with his new position.”