Town of Andrews names new police chief

Town of Andrews names new police chief
Tyrone York was named the new police chief of Andrews Thursday. (Source: Town of Andrews)

ANDREWS, SC (WCSC) - The town of Andrews has a new police chief.

Tyrone York comes from the Greeleyville Police Department where he served as chief for three years. He is a 24-year police veteran and was one of four applicants interviewed for the job.

“He brings a wealth of knowledge in leadership, training and team-building,” Andrews Mayor Frank McClary said. “His presence alone has had an immediate impact on the department.”

McClary said York received a warmhearted welcome at his installation ceremony.

York replaces Mark Whitfield who was fired in July after what McClary called a “thorough review” of a formal grievance levied against Whitfield. South Carolina Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry confirmed that his agency had been called in to investigate allegations, but neither the mayor nor SLED has released any specific details on the nature of the allegations that were said to be under investigation.

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