On December the 6th, 2018, Lowell Griffin took the oath of office and was sworn in as the Sheriff of Henderson County. Lowell is a lifelong resident of Henderson County and first found his love for public service when he became a firefighter with Edneyville Fire and Rescue in 1982. Even today with his duties as Sheriff he still serves as an active EMT and firefighter. Lowell began his career in law enforcement with the Henderson County Sheriff's office under Sheriff Ab Jackson in 1992 as a detention officer.Throughout his career he has worked several divisions including civil process, patrol, and would later serve as Captain of Criminal Investigations. During his tenure with Henderson County he has been part of long-term assignments with SWAT and the Bomb Team where he was one of the first certified bomb technicians.Lowell has served as a law enforcement instructor at Blue Ridge Community College for many years. In 2014 Lowell took a job with the Polk County Sheriff's Office leading their narcotics division and interdiction programs before returning to be sworn in as Henderson County Sheriff. He continues to work with local, state and federal authorities to stem the flow of illegal drugs into our community.From his first day in office Lowell has stressed the importance of treating all members of the community with respect. He is committed to being transparent, accountable and accessible to not only the men and women of the Henderson County Sheriff's Office but the community in which he so proudly serves.Immediately upon being sworn in as Sheriff, Lowell implemented a strategy never used in Henderson County before. He divided the County into four areas with a district Captain and Major serving as community liaisons. By doing this Lowell quickly increased morale and enhanced community relations which will result in safer communities.Lowell and his wife Jacque reside in the Fruitland community and when time allows he enjoys fishing and spending time in his shop repairing and restoring vehicles.
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