Home Lifestyle MEET THE RICHMOND COUNTY SROs: Officer Tony McNair


HAMLET — Richmond County Schools is proud to have a Special Police Force made up of a dedicated and diverse group of sworn law enforcement officers.

This team, consisting of Officers Henley Smith, Bill Williams, Tony McNair, Mike Rush, and Chief Ricardo Leak, works tirelessly to ensure the safety of our students and staff. With a combined 183 years of law enforcement experience, each officer brings a unique set of skills developed from their previous roles in law enforcement.

We believe that by sharing the stories and experiences of our officers through a mini-series of biographies, we can give the community a glimpse of their wisdom, expertise, and commitment to serving our schools.

Officer Tony McNair

Officer Tony McNair serves as the school resource officer at Hamlet Middle School. As a United States Marine Corps veteran and a graduate of Pinecrest High School class of 1975, McNair brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role at Hamlet Middle School.


McNair began his career in law enforcement with the State of North Carolina after graduating from Robeson Community College and the Basic Law Enforcement Training program in 1984. He went on to attend the N.C. Highway Patrol School in 1987, where he graduated from the 80th Basic Patrol School. During his time with the N.C. Highway Patrol, McNair achieved the ranking of sergeant and was responsible for training many others in the field. He also received his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate, the highest certification within law enforcement.

In December 2017, McNair attended SRO School, and he currently serves as a permanent part-time SRO assigned to Hamlet Middle School. In his role as an SRO, McNair is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students and staff while building positive relationships with the school community.

We are thrilled to have Officer McNair as part of our team and continue to appreciate the positive impact he makes on our school community.

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