Jarvis Reeder Announces for Sheriff

A former Chief Deputy of Laurens County yesterday formally announced his intention to run for Sheriff. Jarvis K. Reeder announces as a Laurens County native who now lives in Laurens. The 1994 Laurens District 55 High School alumni graduated from Lander in 1998 with a BS in Sociology with Emphasis in Criminal Justice. Reeder said an internship with SLED “fueled the passion and love that I now have today for Law Enforcement.”

Jarvis Reeder said he’s dedicated his life to law enforcement for the past 21 years, serving with the Greenwood County Sheriff’s office for 17 years. He was a Command Shift Captain there when in January, 2017 he left to “return home” as Chief Deputy with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, where he served for 18 months.

Reeder said he’s now employed by the Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office as an investigator, but currently assigned to the Federal Government’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Federal Drug Enforcement Task Force Officer, working out of the Greenville Resident Office.

Reeder’s career includes awards and recommendations such as Officer of the Year for Greenwood County and Task Force Officer of the Year for DEA. He reportedly received a life-saving award from the American Red Cross in 2001.

Jarvis Reeder said, “As a candidate for Sheriff of Laurens County, it is my desire to run a “clean” and positive campaign with the hopes of letting the citizens know who I am and what I stand for.”

Reeder said he will work with local police and other first responders, sharing information to make Laurens County a safer place. He also vows to “strategically fight the war on drugs in our county!” He said he plans to increase the number of narcotics investigators in the Sheriff’s Office.

Jarvis Reeder said he has a vision for law enforcement in Laurens County. “I want the citizens of Laurens County to know that first and foremost I have a servant’s heart! I also want each of you to know that as your Sheriff, I will be accessible you. As your next Sheriff, I simply want to make a difference in the community that my wife and I have chosen to raise our daughter in, restoring honesty, faith and integrity to this profession.”