- SC Native, relocated from Greenwood to Abbeville County in 1995.
- Prior to being elected as Sheriff of Abbeville County, held the rank of Captain with the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office in charge of the Criminal Investigations Division.
- Served with the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office for approximately 20 years.
- Extensively trained in the areas of narcotics, uniform patrol and criminal investigations as well as the everyday activities involved in running a sheriff's office.
- Sheriff Watson is married with 2 wonderful daughters.
Abbeville County :: Sheriff Ray Watson
- Native of Chester County, parents Arthur and the late Lenora Underwood.
- Graduate of the University of SC, Dean's list and President's list.
- Over 25 years of law enforcement service - began as a deputy sheriff with Chester County in 1984 under Sheriff Orr.
- Worked as an officer with the Department of Natural Resources and SLED.
- Awards and Recognitions: Several awards for bravery, numerous merit awards, Service Award US Marshal Service DuPont National Survival Award, Board of Directors Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP).
Chester County :: Sheriff Alex Underwood
- Native of Colleton County, attended Walterboro High School and USC Salkehatchie.
- Began law enforcement career with the SC Highway Patrol and continued a decorated career of 13 years as a deputy sheriff for the Colleton County Sheriff's Office, the Department of Natural Resources and the SC Highway Patrol.
- Awards and Recognitions: Trooper of the Low Country and the Award of Valor from the SC Highway Patrol.
- Sheriff Strickland is married with a beautiful daughter.
Colleton County :: Sheriff Andy Strickland
- Native of Oconee County, attended Westminster High School and Clemson University.
- Graduate of the SC Criminal Justice Academy and the FBI National Academy.
- Over 25 years in law enforcement, beginning with the Westminster Police Department in 1986.
- Served as Westminster Police Department Chief of Police in 2012.
- Sheriff Crenshaw is married with 2 lovely children, a son and a daughter.
Oconee County :: Sheriff Mike Crenshaw
- Born in Liberty SC, attended Liberty High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University. Earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration jointly from Clemson University and the University of South Carolina.
- City Councilman, Liberty SC for 11 years.
- Volunteer Fireman.
- A Founding member and past Chairman of Mary's House, a domestic violence shelter in Pickens county.
- Began law enforcement career at the Pickens County Sheriff Office in 1995.
- Sergeant of Training/Accreditation Clemson University Police Department (2000-2008).
- Director of Public Safety at Tri-County Technical College prior to being elected Sheriff November 2012.
Pickens County :: Sheriff Rick Clark
- Graduated from Saluda High School and began promptly working in the construction industry.
- He was inspired however by his father, Calvin Perry, a long time law enforcement officer to pursue a career in law enforcement.
- Began his law enforcement career in 1999 under former Sheriff Dudley Rushton.
- Sheriff Perry has been married 26 years and has 2 sons.