Command Staff

 

Chief Davis Woodard

WOODARD

 

  • Joined the Sylva Police Department in 1989 and has been serving as Chief since October 2010, previously served as Patrol Officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant
  • Was Previously employed by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office 1987-1989
  • Received Basic Law Enforcement Training from Southwestern Community College
  • He has been certified in Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced SWAT
  • Recieved specialized training in: Helicopter Extraction, Precision Driving, Criminal Interdiction, Bike Patrol, Criminal Justice Leadership, Police Supervision, and Traffic Crash Reconstruction
  • Email: woodard@sylvapolice.org


Assistant Chief Tammy Hooper

HOOPER

  • Joined the Sylva Police Department August 1997 and has been serving as Assistant Chief of Police since 2004
  • Held positions as Secretary, Detention Officer, Detective, Sergeant of Detectives at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office 1989-1997
  • Received Basic Law Enforcement Training from Southwestern Community College
  • Awarded Officer of the Year 1995 with Jackson County Sheriff's Office
  • Officer of the Year for the Sylva Police Department 2007
  • Awarded for distinguished community support by Jackson County Special Olympics and Jackson County Law Enforcement Torch Run 2007
  • Received specialty training in: Interview and Interrogation, Police Supervision, Traffic Crash Investigation, Drug Interdiction, Police Law Institute, Leadership Development, Arson Investigation, and Death Investigation
  • Email: hooper@sylvapolice.org


Lt. Rick Bryson

BRYSON

 

  • Joined the Sylva Police Department in February 1998 and has been serving as Lieutenant since June of 2012
  • Previously employed by Western Carolina University Police 1995-1997
  • United States Marine Corp, Base Reaction Force 1983-1987
  • He has an Associate in Applied Science, Criminal Justice from Southwestern Community College
  • Recieved Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification from Southwestern Community College
  • He has been certified in Basic SWAT and as a Field Training Officer
  • Officer of the Year 2005
  • Email: bryson@sylvapolice.org
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