Sgt. Grant Nelson
I started my law enforcement career over 16 years ago at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Phoenix, Arizona. My first assignment was in the maximum security section of the jail, where I learned valuable skills. After being there for only seven months, I applied for and was selected for their SWAT team. While being part of this specialized team, I was afforded the opportunity to attend the General Instructor School and certified as a Field Training Officer. I went on to become an instructor in First Aid/AED, TASER, Less Than Lethal weapons, and Firearms.
In 2007, I was offered a police officer position at the Matthews Police Department, so my family and I relocated to the area. I have worked as a patrol officer, Corporal, and now hold the rank of Sergeant. Currently, I am the supervisor over a specialized group of officers that focus on traffic enforcement, crashes, to include DWI's, drugs that impair, and any number of special events. I have a strong belief in leading by example and share many of the same certifications. I enjoy getting out of the office and working alongside the officers I support, much of which is done on our department motorcycle.
I really enjoy riding motorcycles and have been doing so since I was 11 years old. I have taken the Harley Davidson basic motorcycle training course, and most noted, I completed the Northwestern Law Enforcement Motorcycle (80 hours) training course. My goal is to share much of my training and experience with those around me and hopefully gain knowledge from them too.