Command Staff

  1. Bryan Dixon

    Bryan Dixon

    Deputy Chief of Police
    Biography
    Deputy Chief Dixon began his career with this Department in 1999 after serving in the Army.

    Education
    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
    Deputy Chief Dixon currently serves as the Special Operations Division Commander. He is responsible for the Criminal Investigation Unit, Narcotics Unit, Training Unit, The Crime Prevention Unit, and Support Services.

  2. Tim Guthrie

    Tim Guthrie

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

    Education
    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.