Samuel Hines began his career with the Memphis Police Department on September 30, 1991 as a Police Recruit in the Memphis Police Academy. Upon completion of basic training on February 15, 1992, he was commissioned as a Police Officer and assigned to Uniform Patrol at the South Precinct. As a Patrol Officer, he worked Organized Crime Unit and helped form the first gang unit GRIT (Gang Response and Intervention Team).

Deputy Chief Hines has a B.S. Degree from Alabama A&M University, an MBA from Christian Brothers University, and is a retired Lt. Colonel of the TN Army National Guard with 28 years of Service.

Deputy Chief Hines has over 29 years of service with the Memphis Police Department.

  • 1995

    Assigned to the Memphis Police Academy as a Firearms Instructor. While assigned to the Academy, he completed the Memphis Police TACT Unit School.

  • 1998

    Assigned to the TACT Unit and became a member of the Entry & Assault Team with the pistol, assault rifle, and shotgun.

  • 2000

    Promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to GAB. Also in 2000, he was reassigned to the Firearms Training Unit as an Operational and Administrative Sergeant.

  • 2004 - 2005

    Sergeant Hines was deployed to Iraq with the TN Army National Guard.

  • 2006

    Resumed his duties with the Memphis Police Firearms Training Unit.

  • 2007

    Reassigned to GAB.

  • 2008

    In February of 2008, Sergeant Hines was assigned Mayor’s Dignitary Protection Team Supervisor and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

    In March of 2008, Lieutenant Hines was promoted to Major and later assigned Commander of the TACT Unit.

  • 2012

    Graduated from the FBI National Academy Class 248.

  • 2014

    Assigned to Traffic and Special Operations as Assistant Commander and rank of acting Lieutenant Colonel.

  • 2016

    Appointed to the rank of Colonel and assigned Commander of Mt. Moriah Station.

  • 2017

    Assigned Commander of Traffic Special Operations.

  • 2019

    Appointed to the rank of Deputy Chief.

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