Committees

An excellent way to get involved with SCLEOA is to serve on a committee. There are many standing committees on which you can serve. Below are the current standing committees, their purposes, and the committee chairs. To volunteer to serve on a committee, please contact the office at ryan@scleoa.org

AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

Chairman: Chief Jackie Swindler, Newberry Police Department
Commmittee Member: Captain Kevin Adkins

The Awards Committee sets criteria for association awards, reviews awards applications, and selects awards recipients for the Santee Cooper Award of Excellence, the Alltel Crime Prevention Award, the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Citizen of the Year Award. The committee also reviews nominations for the Medal of Honor, Medal of Valor, and Medal of Duty.

BASS TOURNAMENTS

Chairman: Captain JJ Jones, Lexington County Sheriff's Department
Committee Member: Deputy Chief Sam Berkheimer

The Bass Tournament Committee coordinates bass tournaments for the association.  Typically, the committee sponsors a law enforcement tournament in the spring of each year and an open tournament in the fall.

BEN WILLOUGHBY OFFICER ASSISTANCE FUND

Chairman: Chief Gregory Mullen, Charleston Police Department

The Ben Willoughby Officer Assistance Fund Committee reviews and approves requests for assistance from the Ben Willoughby Fund.

CONFERENCE

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CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

Chairman: Chief Gregory Mullen, Charleston Police Department

The Constitution and By Laws Committee reviews proposed by laws changes and makes recommendations to the Board and membership for amendments.

ELECTIONS

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FINANCE

Chairman: Agent Mike Nichols, South Carolina Department of Corrections

GOLF TOURNAMENTS

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The Golf Tournaments Committee coordinates the Annual Gasque Tournament, held each spring, and the annual conference tournament.

LEGAL REPRESENTATION

Chairman: Maj. Steve Smith, SLED (Retired)

The Legal Representation Committee maintains and updates the guidelines for legal representation and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors.

LEGISLATIVE AND RETIREMENT

Chairman: Chief Steve Birnie, Richland County Sheriff's Department

The Legislative and Retirement Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding SCLEOA advocacy, support and monitoring of legislation on law enforcement, public safety, benefits and retirement issues.

MEMBERSHIP

Chariman: SCLEOA Board of Directors

MEMORIAL

Chairman: Chaplain Eric Skidmore, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

The Memorial Committee coordinates and plans the annual law enforcement memorial service.

NOMINATING

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The Nominating Committee recruits and encourages members to run for and serve in the Association's elected positions.

POLICE OLYMPICS AND POWERLIFTING

Chairman: Captain Teena Gooding, University of South Carolina Div. of Law Enforcement and Safety

The Olympics and Powerlifting Committee coordinates and hosts the annual powerliftng and Police Olympics competitions.

PISTOL MATCHES

Chairman: Captain Jim McClary, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
Committee Members: Investigator David Collins, SSgt. Bobby Surratt 

The Pistol Matches Committee coordinates and hosts the annual spring pistol match and the annual conference pistol match.  

SCHOLARSHIP

Chairman: Captain Kevin Atkins, Newberry Police Department
Committee Members: Chief Jackie Swindler, Captain Harry Stubblefield 

The Scholarship Committee establishes criteria for association scholarships, reviews scholarship applications, and selects scholarship recipients.

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Chairman: Chief Wendell Davis, Orangeburg Department of Public Safety
Committee Members: Chief Jackie Swindler, Agent Mike Nichols

TRAINING

Chairman:Captain Teena Gooding, University of South Carolina Div. of Law Enforcement and Safety
Committee Members: Sgt. Rachel Flowers, Corporal Scott Puckett

The Training Committee makes recommendations and coordinates training seminars for the association.

NEW COMMITTEES TO SCLEOA

Past Presidents Liason - Billy Gibson
District Representatives Liason - Randy Mosley
Solicitors Liason - Cambo Streater
Coroners Liason - Leonard Bradley
Constables Liason -  

Each Standing Committee chairman shall provide reports of its activities, plans, goals or interest to the SCLEOA Executive Director, President and Board of Directors at least 24 hours prior to each board meeting and are asked to attend the meetings if you would like to offer input, suggestions or plans. 

 
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