UNION COUNTY — The gang investigator for the Union County Sheriff’s Office has been named South Carolina Gang Investigator of the Year.
The South Carolina Gang Investigator’s Association (SCGIA) held their annual conference the week of February 23-27. SCGIA is a professional organization that is composed of more than 275 criminal justice professionals throughout the state.
Union County Sheriff David Taylor is pleased to announce that Union County Sheriff’s Office Gang Investigator Jermaine Smith was named as the recipient of the South Carolina Gang Investigator of the Year award. Every county, including SLED, qualifies for receiving the award and this is an honor for an officer within our organization to receive it.
Investigator Smith has been in Law Enforcement since 1995 and began working with the sheriff’s office in August 2009. Taylor states that with Smith also serving on the Upstate Gang Task Force he is able to train with other investigators in his field and develop strong working relationships that he can bring back into our community.