D.A.S.C. Board Members



Sr. Deputy / SRO

Richland County Sheriff's Office




Senior Deputy Will Gibson began his career in Law Enforcement with the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department in 1998 and worked as a Patrolmen until 1999.  Sr. Deputy Gibson then began working with the South Carolina Department of Corrections until 2001.  During his tenure with the SCDC, Sr. Deputy Gibson worked as a Correctional Officer in the (SMU) lockup unit, Cell Movement Team Member, Rapid Response Team Member and Hostage Negotiator at Broad River Correctional Institution (SCDC Maximum Security State Prison).  In 2001, Sr. Deputy Gibson joined the Richland County Sheriff’s Department where he was road deputy and a current school resource officer for approximately 19 years.  He also has been a basketball and football coach for past 15 years at the middle and high school level. And is the current Varsity & JV defensive backs coach at Lugoff-Elgin High School in Lugoff, SC. 

Sr. Deputy Gibson is married and has three (3) children.  He and his family attend Mt. Zion Baptist Church and are active members in the Richland County Community.

Sr. Deputy Gibson is a graduate of Ridge Spring–Monetta High School in Monetta, SC and Charleston Southern University (Communication/Political Science) where he was preferred walk-on with the football team.



Chester County Sheriff's Office


Vice President




Deputy / SRO

Calhoun County Sheriff's Office

2nd Vice President



               Deputy Terry Snead started his career in Law Enforcement 28 years ago and has been a D.A.R.E. Instructor for the last 6 years. As an active DASC Board Member, he has previously held the position of Sergeant of Arms and now holds the position of 2nd Vice President.

"It is with great honor that I hold this position. It allows me to see our work first hand and the importance of our Association's full support of all the D.A.R.E. Officers throughout the state of South Carolina. It also allows us to work collectively to ensure the safety of our Officers, Deputies and other law enforcement involved with the D.A.R.E. program. If there is ever anything I or the Association can do to help you out, please make contact with any one of us and we will be there to help you out." - Terry



Sergeant / SRO

Fairfield County Sheriff's Office




              Sergeant Caldwell has been with the Sheriff's Office since 2008 and has been a School Resource Officer since 2014. She is currently assigned to Fairfield Middle School. 





Sr. Deputy

Richland County Sheriff's Office




                Sr. Deputy Pearl Whitaker retired from the US Army after serving for over 21 years. She has been in Law Enforcement for more than 20 years and has obtained three college degrees, one of those being a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice.  



Richland County Sheriff's Department


Educator DARE Training Center 




Master Police Officer / SRO

City of Columbia Police Department

Sgt of Arms



MPO Montgomery began his career in Law Enforcement with the Columbia Police Department in 2012. MPO Montgomery was assigned to the Patrol Division in Metro Region until August 2016 when he was transferred to the Special Operations Division with the School Resource Officer Unit. MPO Montgomery joined the D.A.R.E. family in the summer of 2017 after completing DOT, was awarded the 2018 SC D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year and went on to join the DASC in the Fall of 2018 as the Midlands Representative. MPO Montgomery later joined the South Carolina D.A.R.E. Training Center in 2019 after completing Mentor Officer Training. After serving as the Midlands Rep., MPO Montgomery was appointed to his current position as the DASC Sergeant of Arms in 2020.          


MPO Montgomery is married and has three children.


MPO Montgomery is a graduate of Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, SC and Midlands Technical College (Associates in Criminal Justice Technology).



Deputy / SRO

Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department




     Meredith Keisha Liane Wise, currently serves as a deputy with the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office as well as a School Resource Officer at Howard Middle School.  With more than 10 years of experience in law enforcement, she has worked in various fields to include employment as the Sergeant of Operations at Stevenson Correctional Institution with the South Carolina Department of Corrections, a deputy with the Aiken County Detention, and a probation agent with the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services.  
    The fifth of six children and a native of Columbia, South Carolina, Deputy Wise obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Benedict College in May 1998 and also holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, specializing in Behavioral Science from Nova Southeastern University in February 2010.  
    Deputy Wise is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated of the Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter in Irmo, South Carolina. She is a member of First Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina. She has two sons and a granddaughter.  She enjoys arts and crafts, traveling, and shopping.  
Her favorite quote: “If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.”—Marcus Garvey



Yemassee Police Department


Low Country/Pee Dee Representative



Richland County Sheriff's Department


Mountain/Upper State Representative



Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office



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