Welcome to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association! This prestigious organization was created in 1941 to protect the protectors.   An organization designed to mentor, support, guide and train ALL law enforcement in South Carolina.  The more than 7000 members from local, state and federal law enforcement are partnered and protected under the SCLEOA umbrella; as the result of prominent law enforcement in our state recognizing the need for a statewide law enforcement association that would be open to all criminal justice professionals.   In response to that need, the SCLEOA, “The Voice of Law Enforcement in South Carolina” was formed.  Forging partnerships, relationships, training and care for cops. 

The SCLEOA meets and exceeds the needs of every law enforcement professional; providing many services.  For, example, critical incident to families support, line of duty death benefits, legal representation, legislative monitoring, training programs, communication, recreation, and networking opportunities.   The services of the SCLEOA are growing everyday and the association’s new building, new executive director and new strategic plan continue on the tradition set 72 years ago; continuing the SCLEOA as a viable resource for ALL cops.

We hope you will use this website to take full advantage of all of your membership benefits and to encourage other law enforcement professionals to become members (and their families and your department’s explorers to become associate members).

As your president I am deeply humbled to be part of a TEAM of law enforcement professionals that are second to none!  It is a privilege to be your president and to be part of this exciting time in SCLEOA history.  Please be a part of what your TEAM at SCLEOA can and will do to better our profession.    Help us leave a legacy of the best trained, best cared for and most effective law enforcement in the Country.

If we can ever be of assistance to you or if you have suggestions on how we can better serve you, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Major Chris Cowan

Richland County Sheriff’s Department &

SCLEOA President, 2013-2014


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