Published on May 30th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


22 Year Veteran of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Promoted to Major

Pictured above Major Chris Cowan and Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott gives praise, to one of his own, for dedicated service to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Chris Cowan, a 22-year veteran, now holds the rank of Major after receiving a promotion from Sheriff Leon Lott on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Chris currently serves as Commander over the Office of Public Information.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Major Cowan has been a great asset and looks forward to Chris continuing to do great things within the department. The Sheriff stated that this promotion is well deserved as Chris’s knowledge of public safety, marketing/communications, community policing, crime suppression and community projects continue show a true understanding of our primary mission of improving the quality of life for our citizens by building “Unity in the Community”.

Major Chris Cowan is a decorated veteran as a Deputy Sheriff; having worked in many of the divisions of the Department from the Bloodhound Team, Uniform Division, Marine Patrol Division, Special Operations Division to the Community Services Division. Chris has worked internationally with the London Metropolitan Police Department, the Staffordshire Police Department, German Policz, Queensland Police Service and nationally with the Los Angeles Police Department, New York Police Department, and the North Carolina Justice Academy . He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, SC Executive Institute; a Rotarian and President of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association he is also a member of Blythewood Presbyterian Church and is married with two children.



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