West Columbia police chief Dennis Tyndall is announcing his candidacy for Lexington County Sheriff today.
Tyndall will be making his official announcement at West Columbia City Hall at 5:30 p.m.
A 33-year veteran of law enforcement, Tyndall has been chief of the West Columbia department for the past 17 years. He is a 1995 graduate of the FBI Academy and is certified in South Carolina as both a police officer and corrections officer.
In 2009, Tyndall was awarded the Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement.
Under his direction, the West Columbia Police Department, in 2007, was awarded the Municipal Association’s Achievement Award for innovation in dealing with Family Violence.