Command Staff

  1. Chief Dixon

    Bryan Dixon

    Chief of Police


    Chief Dixon began his career with this Department in 1999 after serving in the Army.


    He has a Master's Degree in Justice Administration from Methodist University, and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Western Carolina University. He is a graduate from the North Carolina State University Administrative Officers Management Program, the North Carolina Justice Academy's Management Development Program, and has been awarded the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission.

    Professional Career

    Chief Dixon served as the Special Operations Division Commander. He was responsible for the Criminal Investigation Unit, Narcotics Unit, Training Unit, The Crime Prevention Unit, and Support Services.

  2. Tim Guthrie

    Tim Guthrie

    Police Captain
    Captain Tim Guthrie began his career with this Department in December of 1997.

    He received his General Instructor Training for Law Enforcement in the spring of 2002. He received his Specialized Law Enforcement Driving Instructor training in 2002. He was awarded his intermediate in 2002 and advanced certificates in 2006 in accordance with the standards of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Commission. He recently attended and completed the specialized firearms instructor training. Captain Guthrie successfully completed the Coastal Plain Law Enforcement Management Institute Program in March of 2017.