Board Members


Nick Gallam, CJM

Aiken County Detention Center

(803) 643-1935



Captain Nick Gallam is the Jail Administrator with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, where he has been employed for 19 years.  He has been married for 20 years to his wife Jessica and has a 18year old daughter Madelyn and 8 year old son Mason.  Captain Gallam is a graduate of Aiken Technical College where he earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in business management from Limestone University.  Nick obtained his Certified Jail Management Certification, through the American Jail Association, in 2012 and is a graduate of the 18th class of the National Jail Leadership Command Academy.   He is a past President of the South Carolina Jail Administrators’ Association and current President of Recovery Road Ministries.  Nick was appointed by Governor McMasters in 2017 to serve on the South Carolina Law Enforcement Training Council.  Nick has over 22 years military service in both in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and Army Reserve and is a veteran of

Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

1st Vice President

Tyrell Cato

Kershaw County Detention Center

(803) 900-6247

2nd Vice President

John Hicks

York County Detention Center

(803) 628-3082


Neil Johnson

Georgetown County Detention Center


Neil Johnson began his law enforcement career in 1998 with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office prior to joining the South Carolina Highway Patrol in 2000.  In 2002, Neil returned to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office where he served in various roles including K9 Handler, Public Information Officer, and supervisor of specialized units such as the Intensified Criminal Enforcement Unit, Bloodhound Tracking Team, Beach Patrol, and Marine Patrol.

Prior to being promoted to Captain of Operations at the Detention Center in 2016, he served seven years as the Assistant Commander of the Uniform Patrol Division.  In 2017 he was promoted to Major where he is currently serving as Director of Detention in addition to the management of the Office of Professional Standards, recruitment/hiring process, polygraph services, and grants for the entire agency.


Stephen Anderson

Cherokee County Detention Center

(864) 902-2370