Chief of Police

Chief Bobby Dale
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Chief Robert Dale was promoted to the position of Chief of Police of the Town of Irmo in August of 2021. A fifth-generation law enforcement officer, he began his career with the Columbia Metropolitan Airport Police Department in December of 2001 and joined Irmo Police Department in November of 2003.

Throughout his career at Irmo Police Department, Chief Dale has served a majority of his career in the patrol division as Patrolman, Patrol Corporal, Patrol Sergeant. Later on, he was selected Victim Advocate and Code Enforcement Sergeant, Sergeant of the Community Services Division, Administrative Sergeant managing the Patrol Division and Assistant Chief of Police.

Chief Dale was awarded MADD Officer of the Year in 2007 and has previously served as the department’s liaison for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Network and Alcohol Enforcement Team. He is also a recent graduate of the FBI Carolina Command College held in March of 2021.

Chief Dale is a founding member of the Irmo Police Department Community Foundation where he currently serves as Board Secretary. A firm believer in bridging the gap between the community and police, Chief Dale has played an essential role in coordinating events for the residents of Irmo. He 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,” Chief 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.

Chief Dale has an open-door policy and welcomes the residents of Irmo to visit and meet the Irmo Police Department officers and staff.
Born in Alabama, Chief Dale is an avid University of Alabama football fan and a proud resident of the Town of Irmo where he lives with his wife and three sons.

Assistant Chief of Police

Major John Hendricks
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Major John Hendricks was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police for the Town of Irmo in November of 2021.  Major Hendricks has spent his entire Law Enforcement career with the Irmo Police Department since he was hired in 2008.  Prior to becoming a Police Officer, Major Hendricks worked as an educator at a local private school.

During his time at the Irmo Police Department, Major Hendricks has served in the Patrol Division both as a rookie officer and later as a Patrol Sergeant.  He also served as an Investigator in the Criminal Investigations Division.  Prior to being named as Assistant Chief of Police, Major Hendricks was the Sergeant of the Community Services Division.

Major Hendricks has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice which helped pave the way for his career in Law Enforcement.  This, along with the skills he has developed while working in various divisions within the Irmo Police Department, have helped prepare him for a lifetime of public service.  In addition to his duties within the Police Department itself, Major Hendricks is also the Vice President of the Irmo Police Department Community Foundation.

Major Hendricks is a long-suffering fan of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, and lifelong resident of South Carolina.  Major Hendricks lives in the Blythewood area with his wife and two 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.