Hodge sworn in as Tryon’s Chief of Police 

Published 1:53 pm Friday, October 28, 2022

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On Tuesday, October 18, Randall Hodge was sworn in as Chief of Police at Tryon Police Department. Hodge is replacing Jeff Arrowood, who recently retired, and was sworn in during the last Board of Commissioners meeting. 

“I’m excited for the future of the department and am looking forward to working with Hodge,” says Town Manager Zach Ollis. “Couldn’t have found a better person for this job.”

Chief Hodge has 25 years of experience in law enforcement. He started his career in the field in 1997 at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and served there as a road deputy, Sergeant and Detective-Sergeant. Before joining the Tryon Police Department in 2017, he also worked for North Carolina Probation and Parole.  

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Chief Hodge earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at Gardner Webb University and he is currently working on his Master’s degree in Public Administration through the University of North Carolina. He has an Advanced Law Enforcement certificate, and has completed the North Carolina Law Enforcement Executive Program (LEEP) at NC State. 

 “I appreciate the support and trust of the Manager and the Board of Commissioners,” says Chief Hodge. “I’m ready to work with them and the public.”