SHERIFF SAM PARKER
"Welcome to the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office Web Site. It is my privilege to serve you as Sheriff. I am proud
of the men and women who serve in this department. Our certified and non-certified personnel are committed to
uphold the laws of South Carolina and are dedicated to serving and protecting the citizens of this County. They
diligently seek the truth and maintain the highest level of integrity, honor and professionalism.

As Sheriff, I pledge to work with you and faithfully honor the oath of office that I took on January 6, 2003. We
must continue to work together to make Chesterfield County a better place to live. Feel free to contact our office
with ideas or suggestions about ways we can improve our service to your community. I look forward to the coming
years as we make each year better than the previous."

Sheriff Sam Parker
Born in Cheraw, South Carolina, in 1957, Sheriff Parker graduated from Cheraw High
School in 1974. In 1975, he began his law enforcement career as a jailer/dispatcher for the
Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office. After serving as a police officer and a deputy sheriff,
Sheriff Parker was employed by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) from which he
later retired.

In 2003, he made a successful run for Sheriff of Chesterfield County. Upon taking office,
Sheriff Parker had numerous goals that he wanted to achieve for the department. First, he
wanted to change the reputation of the department. He also wanted to implement a
Narcotics Team, an Arson Investigation Team, a Special Response Team, a Traffic Unit
and an aviation section. During his first year in office, Sheriff Parker attained all of these.

Sheriff Parker is an active member of First Baptist Church of Cheraw. He married his wife
Pam, of Sumter, S.C. in July of 1998. He has three daughters
, one grandson, and three
granddaughters.




1974 - Graduated Cheraw High School
1975 - Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office Jailer/Dispatcher
1976 - Police Officer, Town of Chesterfield
1978 - Police Officer, Town of Cheraw
1983 - Deputy Sheriff, Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office
1987 - South Carolina Arson Control Team
1990 - State Law Enforcement Division, Investigations and Aviation Pilot
2002 - Retired
2003 - Sheriff, Chesterfield County
2003 - Second Best Elected Official (Cheraw Chronicle, 6 months in Office)
2004 - Best Elected Official (Cheraw Chronicle)
2004 - Best Law Enforcement Officer (Cheraw Chronicle)
2004 - Third Place Police Vehicle Design Contest (Law & Order Magazine)
2005 - Christmas Parade Float, Patrick, First Place
2005 - Christmas Parade Float, Pageland, Children's Choice Award
2005 - Christmas Parade Float, Jefferson, Second Place
2005 - Courthouse Door Decoration, First Place
2006 - Courthouse Door Decoration, Second Place
2007 - Elected for Second Term, Office of Sheriff
2007 - Courthouse Door Decoration, First Place
SHERIFF SAM PARKER'S BIOGRAPHY