The White House announced Monday that President Biden has nominated Laurens Police Chief Chrissie Latimore to serve as the District of South Carolina’s next U. S. Marshal. The official announcement stated that Chief Latimore and her fellow nominees, when confirmed, will be “indispensable to upholding the rule of law as top federal law enforcement officials.”
The White House went on to say that the President’s nominees “were chosen for their devotion to enforcing the law, their professionalism, their experience and credentials, their dedication to pursuing equal justice for all, and their commitment to the independence of the Department of Justice.”
“This is obviously very exciting news,” said Mayor Nathan Senn. “This is a tremendous honor, not only for Chief Latimore, but for the City of Laurens Police Department and the City of Laurens as a whole,” Senn continued. “We share in the joy she must feel at the prospect for this new opportunity to serve the people of South Carolina. It has been my pleasure to work alongside and get to know Chief Latimore, and I have personally observed the outstanding qualities which make her such an obvious choice to be nominated for such an important position.”
Chrissie C. Latimore has served as Chief of the Laurens Police Department since 2018, having previously served as Assistant Chief from 2014 to 2018 and in various other roles with the Department from 1999 to 2013. In addition to her duties with the City of Laurens, Latimore currently serves as the President of the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association. Chief Latimore, a veteran of the United States Army and Army Reserve, received her M.S. from Anderson University in 2014, her B.S. from Lander University in 2011, and her A.S. from Piedmont Technical College in 2007. Since then, she has worked to pass along her knowledge and experience to the next generation of law enforcement by teaching criminal justice.
“We are certain that the Senate will confirm Chief Latimore as U.S. Marshal. While we must express our gratitude for the Chief’s years of service and dedication to the City of Laurens,” said Mayor Senn, “we wish her every success and all happiness when she assumes her new office.”