Join us March 16th for lunch and CLE with featured speaker, Sheriff Leon Lott with his presentation “Safety at Home and Work”.
Sheriff Leon Lott attended the University of South Carolina-Aiken, where he also played baseball. He went on to attend the University of South Carolina in Columbia earning a Bachelor Degree in Sociology and a Master Degree from Lander University. Later, Sheriff Lott graduated from the FBI National Academy and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Sheriff Lott started his law enforcement career at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in 1975. In 1993, Sheriff Lott took the position of Chief of Police of St. Matthews, SC.
In 1996, he was elected Sheriff of Richland County.
Sheriff Lott is the Commander of the South Carolina State Guard with the rank of Brigadier General.
Sheriff Lott was also named the 2021 National Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriff’s Association and the 2021 South Carolina Sheriff of the Year.
Sheriff Lott received an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Public Service from the University of South Carolina in December 2021.
Sheriff Lott, a member of the First Baptist Church of Columbia, is married and has four daugters.