Police Chief

Tommy Dennis

Dennis ChiefChief Thomas Dennis began his law enforcement career here in North Myrtle Beach in February of 1997 after graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina in 1996.

He began as a uniform patrol officer and bike patrol officer before being promoted to Criminal Investigations in 2001. He was promoted to and served as a Patrol Sergeant from July of 2012 until being promoted to Police Lieutenant in August of 2015. He served in the Department’s Honor Guard from 2012 until 2016.

He is completely devoted to his wife of over 22 years and his two children, and when he is not working, dedicates as much time to his family as possible. After moving through the ranks, he is excited to now lead the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety as the Chief and he is committed to serving the people who live, visit, and work in this great City.