Lieutenant Richard Gooch: Team 1 Watch Commander
Lieutenant Richard Gooch is originally from Fredericksburg, Virginia. Following an honorable discharge from the US Army he moved to South Carolina in 1997 and began attending Tri-County Technical College shortly thereafter. In 1999, he was hired by the Clemson City Police Department assigned to the Uniform Patrol Unit. While a part of the patrol unit, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant; in May 2007 he was promoted to his current rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Gooch currently oversees all of the patrol operations for Team 1 of the Uniform Patrol Unit.
Lieutenant Gooch holds an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Tri-County Technical College.