What is the SCPCA?

The SCPCA is a non-profit organization consisting of police chiefs throughout the state, who recognize the importance of having effective leaders in law enforcement today. The Association, through training and meetings, continually works towards enhancing the knowledge and skills of the police executive, which strengthens his/her ability to meet the demands of providing the best possible law enforcement. In addition, the Association monitors legislative matters affecting the safety of all citizens and businesses, and as a unified body adopts resolutions to be forwarded to our state lawmakers.






The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association and South Carolina Police Chiefs Association are pleased to announce John “JJ” Jones as our new Executive Director. JJ will start at SCLEOA and SCPCA on May 17th, 2021.

JJ Jones began his law enforcement career 1995. In 1997, he began a 22-year career with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. He worked in Warrant Services, Community Services, Narcotics Division, K-9 Unit, SWAT Team, Patrol Sergeant, Assistant Region Commander, Region Commander, Internal Affairs, and Operations Commander. In his final assignment under the leadership of Sheriff Jay Koon, Jones was assigned to lead the law enforcement division as the Operations Major. While serving at the LCSD, Jones was decorated 22 times to include the Life Saving Award twice, Medal of Valor, and representing LCSD as the 2008 S.C. Sheriff’s Association Deputy of the Year. He is also a 2013 graduate of the FBI National Academy Class 253. Deputy Chief Jones joined the Cayce Department of Public Safety as the Assistant Director of Public Safety. After joining the department, Jones attended the South Carolina Fire Academy where he graduated the program and was awarded the Order of the Maltese for leadership.

His extensive knowledge of law enforcement in South Carolina, leadership experience, and an all-in attitude will benefit the members of both associations. Deputy Chief Jones is married to his wife of 19 years, Laura Rawl Jones, and they have one son, Jacob Price Jones.

Join us in congratulating JJ Jones and welcoming him to the SCLEOA and SCPCA family!