NEWBERRY — Wesley Boland has been promoted to the rank of major at the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office.
Boland has served with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office since 1993. He began his law enforcement career as a deputy with the patrol division and has advanced through the ranks of the Sheriff’s Office to investigator, lieutenant, captain and now major, Sheriff Lee Foster said in his announcement.
“Wesley has proven himself to be a true leader who has gained respect and acclamation at the local, state, and federal level,” said Foster. “He is a crucial part of our investigative team and we a very fortunate to have someone with his talents and abilities serving the people of Newberry County.”
Foster said Boland is always available and without a doubt one of the hardest working officers in the Sheriff’s Office and is committed to accomplishing the tasks and goals set before him.
Bolandy has been named the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office Deputy of the Year, the Newberry Exchange Club Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, and was the first officer to ever be named the South Carolina Sheriff’s Association Deputy of the Year and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association Officer of the Year in the same year.
Boland and his wife Wanda make their home in Prosperity with their two children Abby and Robert.
Boland volunteers his time with the Pomaria Fire Department and the Pomaria Rescue Squad. Boland is a graduate of Mid-Carolina High School and the University of South Carolina.
“I am very excited about the opportunities this new position will bring,” said Boland. “There are a lot of great people who work at the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office and I know we will continue to move forward to serve the people of Newberry County.”
“Wesley brings so much experience, training, and ability to this position and I know that he is going to be a valuable leader in the Sheriff’s Office,” said Foster.
Foster said that the reorganization at the Sheriff’s Office is still continuing at this time and that specific duties and assignments have not yet been completed. Boland replaces Todd Johnson, who was promoted to chief deputy earlier this month after long time Chief Deputy Jerry Wright retired.
“We are working to make a team that will partner together to best serve the people of Newberry County,” said Foster. “We have accomplished much in our past, but it is critical that we not just remain current but keep a watchful eye to the future if we are to truly be effective in law enforcement.”