Faces of Pee Dee

Ron has been interested in public safety since he was a teenager in Johnsonville, SC.

He volunteered for odd jobs at the rescue squad and fire department before he was old enough to drive. He drove the ambulance as soon as he received his driver’s license.

Because of his experience Ron was offered a part-time job as a dispatcher with the Johnsonville Police Dept. Ron worked long nights and weekends while he was in school until he graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice from Florence-Darlington Technical College.

Ron served with the Florence Police Department for 18 years in various leadership positions and as a lieutenant. He now serves the City of Johnsonville as Police Chief. The Pee Dee is a safer place because Ron lived his dream and returned home as “Chief”.