Alvin Holston

Deputy Chief of Police


With more than 26 years in law enforcement, Alvin Holston currently serves as Deputy Chief for the City of Sumter Police Department. He began his career in law enforcement while in the United States Air Force as a Military Police Specialist. He joined the Sumter Police Department in 1991. He worked for 15 years in the department’s Criminal Investigations Division, gaining expertise in general investigations, narcotics, warrants services and other specialties, eventually serving as commander of the Division before being promoted to Major of Operations in 2009. 


Alvin’s experience both in law enforcement operations and administration enable him to appreciate the complexity of what it takes to build a successful law enforcement agency that meets the needs of the population it serves while supporting officers who serve.


Deputy Chief Holston is a graduate of St. Leo University and the FBI National Academy.