WEST COLUMBIA, SC – West Columbia Police Chief, and candidate for Lexington County Sheriff, Dennis Tyndall, was honored by city officials on February 3, 2015 for his 30 years of service to the City of West Columbia and its’ citizens.
Councilman BJ Unthank, Chairman of the West Columbia City Council, stated, “Dennis Tyndall has been protecting our families, our businesses and each of our 15,000 citizens in West Columbia for 30 years. As the Chief of Police for 17 of those 30 years, our Chief is a well-regarded lawman that is fair, compassionate and hard-working. We couldn’t be more proud of the work he has done from managing our police force and keeping our streets safe to getting grants for new technology and being a good steward of taxpayer dollars.”
During his tenure as Chief of Police, the West Columbia Police Department has received the following recognitions:
o 2007 SC Municipal Association Achievement Award
o 2008 Alltel Crime Prevention Award
o 2008, recognized by Harvard University’s Ash Institute as one of the top 50 innovative Police Departments in the United States of America
o Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement