Name: Thomas Pinyan
Rank: Lt. Colonel
Assignment: Field Operations Commander
Phone Number: 678-493-4200
Lt. Colonel Tommy Pinyan currently serves as the Field Operations Commander for the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office. His command encompasses the Divisions of Uniformed Patrol, Special Operations, and Criminal Investigations.
Lt. Colonel Pinyan, a lifelong resident of Cherokee County, started his law enforcement career with the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office in 1994 as a Detention Officer. Throughout his career, he has served in many leadership roles including Uniform Patrol Precinct Commander, K-9 Unit Commander, Criminal Investigation Commander, Narcotics Deputy Commander and Internal Affairs Supervisor. Lt. Colonel Pinyan is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, class # 266. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Justice Studies from Georgia Southern University, a Master of Public Administration from Columbus State University and is a graduate of the Columbus State University Professional Management Program. Lt. Colonel Pinyan has Intermediate, Supervision, and Managerial POST certifications.
Lt. Colonel Pinyan is married, with two children and they are members of Canton First United Methodist Church. He also volunteers as an Assistant Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America.