Town of Pine Ridge gets new top cop

The town has been without a Police Chief since October 2020

Image:(Chief Photograher Rich Wandover) Town of Pine Ridge Newly hired Police Chief, Andre “T” Williams swears in Officer Patrick Swanson returning from deployment Tuesday April 13, 2021.


Lexington, SC (WOLO) — The Town of Pine Ridge once again has a Police Chief.  Andre’ “T” Williams is the town’s first Police Chief in 5 months.

Chief Williams was officially sworn into office during a Tuesday evening town council meeting.
Williams is an Army veteran, who graduated from Claflin University. He has served as Police Chief before, most recently in Kingstree.

Williams says he is ready to turn the near-non existent department around. Pine Ridge’s Former Police Chief and the rest of the officers resigned in October of 2020. One officer was also sworn into office Tuesday evening, Patrick Swanson is returning to the department after a deployment.

Pine Ridge is also currently without a Mayor after Robert Wells resigned last month.

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