Sheriff Daniel Simon
Lee County Sheriff Office
Currently serving as the Sheriff of Lee County, my job is to provide leadership and direction to the officers tasked with the awesome responsibility of enforcing the laws of Lee County and the state of South Carolina, and to promote safety and order for the citizens of Lee County. I am a 1983 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School located in Elliott, SC. After high school I served 10 years in the SC National Guard. I was hired by Bishopville Police Department December 29, 1987. After completing training at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, I was promoted to Master Patrolman and later on to Corporal and then Sergeant. I was employed with the City of Bishopville for about 8 years and was later hired by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department as a Sergeant. During this tenure I received several promotions including Investigator, Lieutenant, and Major.
On May 3, 2010 I was appointed as Acting Sheriff, after the resignation of the former Sheriff, EJ Melvin. I held this position until the special election on July 13, 2010, which I won by a margin of 53% of the votes of the 5,035 that were cast. There were four other candidates also running in this race.
I have attended several law enforcement related schools and training, including but not limited to Certified Instructor, NCIC certified, Radar Instructor, Homicide and Death Investigation, Crime Scene Specialist, Narcotic Investigator, First Line Supervisor, Interview and Interrogation.
My professional and community affiliations include: Communities in Schools for Lee County Board of Directors, United States Deputy Sheriff’s Associations member and Trustee at New Zion A.M.E.C.
I am married to A. Nicole Simon (Former Chief of Police for City of Bishopville; we have three sons, Justin, Danial Hakeem, and Jordan, and we reside in the Wisacky Community of Lee County
Motto: “Learning Not To Prepare, Is Preparing To Fail”