Cowan named Cayce police chief

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CAYCE – The City of Cayce has hired Blythewood resident Chris Cowan as the next Chief of Police for the City of Cayce. Cowan, a 29-year law enforcement veteran will work alongside Cayce’s current Director of the Cayce Department of Public Safety, Byron Snellgrove, until his departure in December.

Currently a Deputy Chief for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Cowan works with local, state and federal partners in South Carolina in developing law enforcement, professional development and community based initiatives.

 “The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is very proud of our Deputy Chief Chris Cowan being selected as Cayce’s Police Chief”, said Sheriff Leon Lott. “I have watched Chris grow in his career for the past 25 years. He’s excelled in every position he earned at the Sheriff’s Department. Today, is like watching one of your children move from home to their career goal. I have the upmost confidence that Chris will serve the citizens of Cayce with loyalty, professionalism, and integrity, just as he has done for Richland County.”

Cowan has served as president of the Blythewood Rotary Club, Chairperson for Crime stoppers of the Midlands and is a charter member of the South Carolina Crime stoppers Council. Cowan is a recipient of the South Carolina Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Officer of the year, two times recipient of the Southeastern Crime stoppers Coordinator of the Year award, two-time Rotarian of the Year award and The American Lawman Magazine Officer of the Quarter.

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