Darren Norris Named Interim Police Chief for City of Camden

Camden City Manager Jon Rorie has announced that Darren Norris has been appointed interim police chief for the City of Camden, effective Saturday, January 28, 2023. 

“We are pleased that Chief Norris will be joining us in this role and will be building upon the foundation laid by our retiring Chief Joe Floyd,” said Rorie. 

Norris retired as a Deputy Chief of Police in 2019, amassing twenty-seven years of active service in various command staff positions throughout his career at county and municipal level agencies. His previous assignments included uniform patrol, K-9 handler, narcotics/vice investigations, patrol supervisory, training and management positions, federal task force officer, and Special Operations Division Commander. Certified as a police instructor through the SC Criminal Justice Academy, he frequently teaches patrol operations and leadership, and lectures both domestically and abroad on security operations. Norris served most recently as Assistant Chief of Police for the town of Springfield, SC., where his primary duties were policy management and training. 

Some of his professional education includes FBI/LEEDA 160th Executive Leadership Institute, FBI Command College, and Department of Homeland Security Physical Security Specialist. Notable awards include Law Enforcement Silver Star, Beretta/FOP Grand Lodge Valor award, and Brazilian Secretary of State Merit Award. He holds an Associate of Science degree in Public Service from Aiken Technical College and is graduating this spring with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia Southern University.

"I am honored to have been selected as Interim Chief of the Camden Police Department," Norris said. "I look forward to working with the dedicated men and women of the department and the community to keep Camden a safe place to live, work, and visit."