Doniphan, MO man promoted to forest service eastern regional patrol commander

ROLLA, MO (KFVS) - Forest Service Eastern Region promoted Paul Joyner to the Regional Patrol Commander on July 6.

The position will take him away from Mark Twain National Forest, where he served as Patrol Captain since 2016.

Joyner is an alumni of the criminal justice department at Southeast Missouri State University. After getting a masters in education from William Woods University and serving in the Missouri Army National Guard, he was a police officer with the city of Cape Girardeau and was a Missouri State Trooper in Willow Springs and Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

The Doniphan, Missouri native followed in his father's footsteps as a Salem Ranger District Officer from 2005 to 2016.

"I am committed to protecting the public as they enjoy their national lands and supporting my fellow LEs as they enforce the laws and regulations which safeguard our nation's natural resources," Joyner said in a news release from Forest Service.

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"Along with being an excellent law enforcement officer, Paul has continually developed his leadership skills while working in his current position," stated Sherri Schwenke, Forest Supervisor for the Mark Twain National Forest. "We will miss Paul very much; but I am very pleased to see him continue to use his skills and abilities to move the agency in a positive direction through this promotion."

Joyner takes off for Milwaukee, Wisconsin later in July for his new position. A job announcement will go out this week for the Southwest Zone Patrol Captain position.

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