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I'm Running for Edgefield County Sheriff

Updated: Jan 28, 2020

Happy New Year! A few months ago, I announced that I’m seeking the Republican nomination for Sheriff of Edgefield County in the June 9, 2020 primary. If I’ve not met you yet, I look forward to personally asking for your vote soon.

I am blessed to have grown up in Edgefield County and have worked the majority of my law

enforcement career with the Edgefield and Aiken County Sheriffs’ Offices. My qualifications to lead the Sheriff ’s Office in providing law enforcement services to citizens of Edgefield County include:

  • 25 years as a law enforcement officer

  • Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice

  • Experience leading deputies

  • FBI National Academy Graduate

  • Consultant and Trainer – U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Edgefield County is growing and will continue to welcome new residents and businesses to our communities. With this growth, demands for law enforcement services and well-trained and equipped officers will only increase.

As your next Sheriff, I will recruit, train and develop dedicated law enforcement officers who will work to keep you, your families, and businesses safe. I will carry on Sheriff Dobey’s legacy while modernizing the Sheriff ’s Office to secure the future.

Edgefield County needs a proven law enforcement leader.

My priorities as Sheriff will be to:

  • Create Stability in the Sheriff’s Office

  • Recruit & Retain Dedicated Deputies

  • Support School Resource Officers in Every School

  • Establish a Strong Drug Awareness and Enforcement Team

  • Reduce Domestic Violence, Child and Elder Abuse

I strongly believe my background of leadership and management in both public law enforcement and corporate security makes me the best candidate for Sheriff. I have a strong record of positive change and team building. I’ll work closely with our elected officials to support and train county-wide with the municipalities, Fire and EMS departments to assist, support and serve them in law enforcement and public safety matters.

The Sheriff’s Office must have stability and work closely with our county-wide partners.

I encourage you to review my law enforcement experience and educational background on my website at If you have any questions or would like to support our campaign, please contact me at or 803-634-3412.

I look forward to earning your vote.

Jody Rowland

Republican for Edgefield County Sheriff

PS – Don’t forget to join our campaign on Facebook and Instagram @RowlandforSheriff

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Feb 04, 2020


George Rainsford and I are good friends. I worked for many years for the NWTF. We moved away when I accepted a position with the Rocky mountain Elk Foundation. We have moved back to the area upon my retirement. We live in Aiken County. However I will help you in any way that I can. I think you would make a difference in a time when making a difference is vital.


Gary West


Feb 12, 2019

Please add strict litter control! We live on Plum Branch Rd and driving home everyday my husband and I are so disgusted at all the litter on the road ways. We pick up the litter on the roadway around our property that people throw out but stricter laws and fines would definitely help. Thanks for listening. Best of luck. Allen and Michelle Holsonback

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