Who is Jim Walker?

As a Texas native and long-time South Carolina resident, I've dedicated my life to serving our nation and our community. With nearly 21 years in the U.S. Navy and extensive experience in law enforcement, I'm uniquely qualified to lead as Sheriff.

My journey began in 1977 when I joined the U.S. Navy, where I proudly served until 1997. During my military career, I also embarked on my law enforcement path, attending the New Jersey State Academy for Drug Law Enforcement in 1983. Upon settling in South Carolina in 1990, I continued my service as a reserve officer, later transitioning to full-time law enforcement at the Summerville Police Department.

My commitment to protecting and serving led me to the Bureau of Protective Services, where I safeguarded Governor Hodges and his family. In 2001, I joined the Richland County Sheriff's Department, rising through the ranks to the position of Sergeant over 15 years of dedicated service.


Beyond my professional accomplishments, I'm a man of faith, an AF&AM Mason, and an active member of Eastlake Community Church. My education in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security from American Intercontinental University has equipped me with the skills and knowledge needed to address the complex challenges facing our community.

My wife, Doris, and I, along with our three children, are deeply rooted in Richland County. As Sheriff, I will bring integrity, transparency, and compassion to the role, bridging the gap between law enforcement and the community we serve.

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A Peace and Justice Conservative for Sheriff of Richland County.