LECC Training

2019 Strom Thurmond Awards 

As you may know, in 1983, Senator Thurmond established the Strom Thurmond Awards for Excellence in Law Enforcement to recognize law enforcement officers in South Carolina whose performance demonstrates the highest ideals of excellence in law enforcement.  An annual award is given in each of four categories: (1) city officer; (2) county officer; (3) state officer; and (4) federal officer.  Nominations for the 2019 awards will be accepted by the selection committee through October 14, 2019. Presentation of the 2019 awards will be made during an LECC/SCLEOA luncheon at the Lexington II Innovation Center in Cayce on November 15, 2019.


Nominations should recite background information of the candidate and include such things as: (1) current position; (2) education and training; (3) length of law enforcement service; (4) commendations, awards, and achievements; (5) good reputation and character; and (6) accomplishments which demonstrate that the nominee exemplifies the highest degree of excellence in law enforcement.  Letters of support (limited to five) may also be included in the nomination.


Strom Thurmond Awards Luncheon

November 15, 2019, 12:00 Noon


*Please note that the location is changing this year.   

Lexington Two Innovation Center

509 Bulldog Boulevard

Cayce, SC 29033



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Strom Thurmond Awards Luncheon Invitation


Please use the following link to submit nominations and letters of recommendation: https://usaosctraining.org/19StromThurmondAwards   

Nominations must be submitted by October 14, 2019.

The selection committee will only be able to consider nominations submitted through this link. 



Questions about the nomination process may be directed to Lori Vernali, Law Enforcement Coordinator, U.S. Attorney’s Office, at [email protected].