D.A.S.C. Board Members

Will

Gibson

Sr. Deputy / SRO

Richland County Sheriff's Office

PRESIDENT

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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.

Diane

Watson

Chester County Sheriff's Office

 

Vice President

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Terry

Snead

Deputy / SRO

Calhoun County Sheriff's Office

2nd Vice President

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               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

Brandy

Caldwell

Sergeant / SRO

Fairfield County Sheriff's Office

Secretary

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              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. 

 

 

Pearl

Whitaker

Sr. Deputy

Richland County Sheriff's Office

Treasurer

treasurer.dareassociation@gmail.com

 

                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.  

Janet

Hudson

Richland County Sheriff's Department

 

Educator DARE Training Center 

jhudson.dareassociation@gmail.com

Brandon

Montgomery

Master Police Officer / SRO

City of Columbia Police Department

Sgt of Arms

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             MPO Brandon Montgomery began his career in Law Enforcement when he was hired by the City of Columbia Police Department in 2012. MPO Montgomery worked as a patrol officer until August of 2016 when he was transfered to the School Resource Officer Unit. MPO Montgomery joined the D.A.R.E. family in 2017 as an Instructor and joined the South Carolina D.A.R.E. Training Center in 2019 as a Mentor. 

 

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).

Meredith 

Wise

Deputy / SRO

Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department

Bookkeeper

midlandsrep.dareassociation@gmail.com

 

     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

Mike

Strauss

Yemassee Police Department

 

Low Country/Pee Dee Representative

Kelly

Griffeth

Richland County Sheriff's Department

 

Mountain/Upper State Representative

James

Green

Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office

 

Chaplain

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