MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Darlington’s chief of police was sworn in Tuesday night as the president of the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association.
The ceremony took place at the Marriott Grande Dunes Resort in Myrtle Beach.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster was there to swear-in Darlington Police Chief Kelvin Washington to the post.
Washington started his law enforcement career with the Florence Police Department in 1990, where he took on roles as a patrolman, narcotics agent and investigator.
During his law enforcement career, he was also elected Williamsburg County sheriff. His victory made South Carolina history because he became the youngest African-American to be elected sheriff in South Carolina.
The South Carolina Police Chiefs Association is a non-profit organization that works toward enhancing the knowledge and skills of the police executive and monitors legislative matters that impact South Carolinians and businesses across the state.