Clark picks chief deputy

COUNTY — Pickens County sheriff-elect Rick Clark has named the chief deputy who will assist him when he takes office next month.

Creed Hashe, a former chief deputy at the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and currently corporate security manager for Michelin North America, has been selected to become Clark’s chief deputy.

Hashe brings more than 25 years of exlaw enforcement experience to the job, Clark said.

Hashe started his law enforcement career at the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

“Mr. Hashe brings a tremendous amount of experience and dedication to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office,” Clark said in a news release. “In addition to being the Chief Deputy in Anderson, he was the SWAT Team Commander, COBRA Response Team Commander, Director of Regional Training Facility and Senior Detective.

Clark said he was thrilled to be able to recruit Hashe back into public service.
“There is no more qualified person that I know of for the job,” Clark said. “His heart is in law enforcement, and the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office will be a better place due to his dedication. We have the same vision for a new generation of law enforcement and that is what a sheriff must have in his chief deputy. It is also the vision that the citizens of Pickens County demanded in the Primary, Runoff and General Election.

“Combining his experience and motivation with the talent we currently have at the Sheriff’s Office, will serve the citizens of Pickens County well as we take the Sheriff’s Office into the next generation.”