West Columbia Police Chief, and candidate for Lexington County Sheriff, Dennis Tyndall, is taking an extra step today in the interest of operating a transparent police department.
“In the interest of being fully accountable to the people of Lexington County, I have asked my employer, the City of West Columbia, to review my training files, my disciplinary files, my personnel files, and my use of force file for the 30 years that I have been employed as a law enforcement officer for the City,” stated Chief Dennis Tyndall. “As the head of the West Columbia Police Department and a candidate for Sheriff of Lexington County, it is my belief that we owe it to the people of this county to operate with an open and transparent form of government.”
“The Sheriff’s office is the people’s office. I have not and I will not tolerate corruption, cronyism or criminal activity of any kind under my watch. It is time to earn back the trust of Lexington County citizens and the first step in doing so is to let them know the kind of Department Leader that I am. Today, I am calling on the other candidates for Sheriff: Major Jay Koon; Richland County Deputy, Justin Britt; and Professor Ed Felix to do the same from all of their current and former employers.” stated Tyndall.