TOW hires Lawrence as interim WDPS chief

WINNSBORO – The Town of Winnsboro has tapped Fairfield County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Lawrence as Interim Chief of the Winnsboro Department of Public Safety.

John Seibles resigned last week after serving the town for five years as WDPS Chief.

Lawrence will be sworn in on Friday, Sept. 2.

“We welcome Kevin to the Town and look forward to working with him,” said Town Manager Jason Taylor. “He comes highly recommended and I feel his background in law enforcement makes him well prepared to take on the challenges of some of the crime issues our Town is facing right now.”

Lawrence most recently worked as an investigator with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department for the last two years. Prior to that, he served as a deputy with the Aiken, SC Sheriff’s Department where he began his law enforcement career years earlier.

Before returning to Aiken, Lawrence worked for 12 years as a deputy with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in Columbia, and, from 2016 to 2018, had a role on the popular cop show, LIVE PD.

After two years on the show, he stepped down in 2018 to serve in the department’s criminal investigation division.


  1. Mike Bell (NO RELATON TO MOSES) says

    Welcome to Chiraq! Better known as ward 1(Crawford street) and Zion Hill(west college street at the bottom). You have enough characters on these streets to start a show up. It call be called Wild Wild Winnsboro (WWW).

    I hope you get Taylor’s and Town Council’s support this is not Richland County.

    Best of luck!

  2. Bd martin says

    Mr Lawrence is a great guy and one of the good cops, he’s does a good job wherever he’s assigned to work, everywhere he’s. worked when he leave he takes a part with him, I’m proud to know him, he works with everyone to solve a problem, give him a chance you won’t be disappointed. “Congradulations Mr lawtence” I’m sure you’ll do great job. God bless you

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