2022 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 2022 awards will be accepted by the selection committee through March 31, 2022.   

Presentation of the 2022 awards will be made during the awards luncheon at Lexington Town Hall on May 11th, 2022. 

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

May 11, 2022, 12:00 Noon

 Lexington Town Hall

111 Maiden Lane
Lexington, SC 29072

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Strom Thurmond Awards Luncheon Invitation  

Nomination Information

Nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2022

Questions about the nomination process may be directed to John "JJ" Jones, SCLEOA Executive Director, at [email protected]