Chief of Police

Chief Courtney Dennis
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Chief Dennis began his career in 2001 with the Irmo Police Department as a Reserve Police Officer and was hired as a full time Patrol Officer in 2002.  Since starting with the department, he has worked his way through the ranks and served in a variety of positions including K9 Officer, Field Training Officer, Evidence Custodian, Patrol Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, Investigations’ Sergeant and later serving as the Captain of the Irmo Police Department.

Chief Dennis was appointed to the position of Chief of Police in 2020 and now leads the Irmo Police Department’s 33 officers and civilian employees.

Chief Dennis is committed to providing a professional “community oriented” policing style to the citizens that live, work, and visit the Town of Irmo.  This continued commitment has resulted in the Town of Irmo being recognized as on of America’s safest cities.

Chief Dennis believes in the department’s core values of Integrity, Professionalism, and Dependability as a way to enhance the quality of life throughout the town while knowing those he and his team serves deserve nothing less.

Chief Dennis has an open-door policy and encourages the community to come and meet its officers and personnel.


Major Bobby Dale
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Major Robert Dale was promoted to the position of Assistant Chief of Police of the Town of Irmo in August of 2020. A fifth-generation law enforcement officer, he began his career with the Airport Police Department in December of 2001 and joined Irmo Police Department in November of 2003.

Throughout his career at Irmo Police Department, Major Dale has served as Patrolman, Patrol Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, Victims Advocate and Code Enforcement Sergeant, Sergeant of the Community Services Division, and Administrative Sergeant managing the Patrol Division.

Major Dale was awarded MADD Officer of the Year in 2007 for his enforcement efforts and educating the public on the dangers of driving impaired. He currently serves as the department’s liaison for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Network and Alcohol Enforcement Team.

Major Dale is a founding member of the Irmo Police Department Community Foundation where he serves as Board Secretary. He is also a member of the South Carolina Public Safety Drone Pilot Association.

A firm believer in bridging the gap between the community and police, Major Dale has served as Irmo Police Department’s “National Night Out” Coordinator since 2017 and has had an enormous impact on growing the annual celebration into the vast and successful event it is today. In addition to “National Night Out,” Major Dale has also had the pleasure of coordinating “Shop with a Cop” each year to bring smiles to the faces of the children of Irmo.

Major Dale is a proud resident of the Town of Irmo where he lives with his wife and three sons.

Records Division

Our Records Division consist of three staff members who have over 30 years’ experience at The Irmo Police Department.

Incident/Accident Reports

Copies of incident and/or accident reports are available through the records division at the Irmo Police Department. You may request copies of these reports. The Request an Incident/Accident Report form can be faxed, submitted online or dropped off at the Irmo Police Department located at 1230 Columbia Avenue. Please note that you must obtain the report in person during business hours (Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm) and must bring a photo I.D TO receive a copy of the report* (Photo I.D is required if you are a victim wanting to receive a “FREE” copy).


If you have any questions, please call the Irmo Police at (803)781-8088 or email at

Freedom of Information Policy, Requests and Fee Schedule

In accordance with the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), S.C. Code Ann. §30-4-30, et seq. (1976, as amended), persons have the right to inspect and copy public records.  All requests for public records of the Irmo Police Department should be directed to the Records Division. Please note that you must obtain the report in person during business hours (Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm).

*some reports require a fee to obtain depending on the amount of time needed to research and prepare the requests. CLICK ON THE BELOW FREEDOM OF INFORMATION POLICY BELOW TO SEE A FEE SCHEDULE.

For more information, visit the Freedom of Information Requests and Fee Schedule page.