Joey Reynolds is currently the Chief of Police for the Town of Bluffton. He has held this position since September 2012. Before arriving in Bluffton, Reynolds had a brief position in the private sector as the Security Manager for a high tech Internet company. Reynolds served as the Police Chief for the city of Lenoir, NC from 2003 -2011, after spending 19 years with the NC Alcohol Law Enforcement Division. As the District Supervisor, he was responsible for the administrative and enforcement operations of a 15 county district in Western NC.
Reynolds earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from the Edgecombe County Community College, Tarboro, NC, a Bachelor’s Degree in Justice and Public Policy from NC Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC and received his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, in May, 2003.
Reynolds has been an adjunct faculty member in the School of Criminal Justice with Kaplan University since May 2005, teaching Criminal Justice and Leadership Courses.
In addition to Reynolds’ law enforcement career, he has also been involved with the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. where he has served on the Executive Board since 2010. This past October, he was elevated to First Vice President, and in July Reynolds will be sworn in as the Associations’ International President.