top of page

Third Republican candidate, retired Lt. Alan Driggers, to run in June's primary against Sheriff Jay Koon

Lexington, SC 04/01/2023 - Retired Lexington County Sheriff’s Department lieutenant and local small business owner Alan Driggers, 52, announced today that he has committed $20,000 of his own money to kick off his campaign to serve as Lexington County’s next sheriff.


Driggers explained, “Since retiring from the Sheriff’s Department and starting my own small business in 2020, I have been blessed to now be able to make this investment in the future of law enforcement in Lexington County.  Over the next few months, I hope to be able to engage the citizens of Lexington County in a conversation about what kind of sheriff’s department – what kind of public safety – we want to have here in our county.”


He continued, “By filing to run for Lexington County Sheriff, I’m applying for this job to bring my law enforcement experience, training, and education forward to benefit our county.  Having worn the Lexington County uniform and badge longer than any other candidate in this race, I believe that I can bring a perspective to this job and to the Sheriff’s Department that is needed right now more than ever before.  There’s a staffing crisis raging within our sheriff’s department, and left unresolved, public safety in our county is at risk.  During my campaign, I plan to talk about important, but all too often overlooked, details like pay, staffing levels, and employee benefits for the sheriff’s department.  Frankly, we can no longer afford to neglect these issues if we want Lexington County to continue to be a safe place to live and do business.”


Alan has been a resident of Lexington County since 1996 when he relocated from his hometown of Florence, South Carolina to realize his dream of serving as a law enforcement officer by joining the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.  Starting off as a patrol deputy with the sheriff’s department, Alan worked his way up through the ranks serving, at various times, as a patrol shift supervisor, a criminal investigator, as a sergeant in charge of the agency’s Criminal Intelligence Unit, eventually retiring, in 2020, at the rank of lieutenant after serving for 16 years as the sheriff’s department’s human resources director.


Alan is a 2014 graduate of the Law Enforcement Command College of South Carolina at Anderson University receiving a master’s degree in criminal justice and earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average.  Alan earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Charleston Southern University in 1994.  He is also a graduate of Leadership Lexington County.


Since retiring, Alan has served as an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Midlands Technical College where he has taught courses in police administration, criminal evidence, and introduction to criminal justice.  Additionally, Alan has led students through MTC’s Pre-Police Academy Training curriculum preparing his students to pursue law enforcement certification through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and employment with South Carolina law enforcement agencies.  Also in 2020, Alan started his own human resources consulting firm, ProPublic Solutions, which specializes in providing HR-related services to state and local law enforcement agencies.  Alan is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources from the HR Certification Institute.


Alan has over 23 years of experience working as a law enforcement officer. He has served as a Law Enforcement Accreditation Assessor performing onsite assessments of law enforcement agencies throughout South Carolina and across the United States on behalf of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.


Alan has previously provided training to newly elected sheriffs on the topic of law enforcement pre-employment screening protocols and best practices on behalf of the South Carolina Sheriff’s Association.  He has also offered this training to the South Carolina Police Accreditation Coalition.


Alan is a past president of the South Carolina Association of Law Enforcement Explorers, a non-profit organization, affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, to provide support and networking opportunities to South Carolina law enforcement agencies that sponsor Law Enforcement Exploring Posts within their communities.  Additionally, for ten years, Alan volunteered to serve as head advisor to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department’s own Law Enforcement Explorer Post #106 where he provided training and mentorship to Lexington County youth interested in a possible career in law enforcement.  Several of Alan’s Explorer cadets have gone on to become law enforcement officers serving with the Sheriff’s Department and other South Carolina law enforcement agencies.


Alan lives in the Town of Lexington.


Driggers stated, “At the end of the day, I want to take better care of the men and women of the sheriff's department so that they can take better care of the people of Lexington County."


Driggers has filed as a candidate for Lexington County Sheriff seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for that office.  The Republican primary is set to be held on June 11.


Call the Editor
(803) 587-3144

Counter reset on January 30, 2018 with total hits of 966,512 to date

Call Paul Kirby

(803) 587-3144

bottom of page