MARION, SC (WBTW) – The City of Marion has named its new police chief.
According to a press release from Marion City Administrator Alan Ammons, the city selected Lieutenant Tony P. Flowers, who has served as Interim Police Chief of the Marion Police Department for the past three months, as the permanent leader.
Marion Mayor Ashley Brady confirms Flowers as the city’s police chief and says he begins the new role immediately.
Flowers has served with the department since 2007. A graduate of Florence Darlington Technical College and Columbia Southern University, he has an associate’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Organizational Leadership, the release states. Before working in Marion, Flowers worked in law enforcement with the City of Florence and the City of Darlington, and served in the United States Air Force.
The Marion Police Department has 21 full-time officers, three administrative employees and five part-time crossing guards.
“We are excited about the Mayor’s appointment and look forward to continuing to work with Chief Flowers,” City Administrator Alan Ammons said. “He is veteran law enforcement officer and well-respected in the community.”