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Baker to Lead County Emergency Services

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Lt. David Baker has been chosen as Director of the Anderson County Emergency Management Division after serving five months as its interim director. 

Baker, 47, will lead the County’s emergency readiness, response and recovery efforts and brings over 20 years of law enforcement and incident command experience to the position.

“Lt. Baker has a proven record of outstanding leadership. He is a familiar face to many of our partnering agencies and the relationships he has with community leaders will definitely be an asset as he transitions into this role,” said Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride. “With David in place, we’re going to be well positioned to meet the needs of our community during times of crisis and I am so glad to have him on our team.” 

Baker joins the Emergency Management Division after working in the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigations Unit where he was responsible for the oversight of seven investigators who focused on the interdiction and seizure of illegal drugs. Prior to that time, Baker served at various ranks including Chief of Police for the Town of Williamston from 2005-2009.

“In leading the Emergency Management Division, I’m looking forward to continuing to foster relationships with our community partners as well as building a stronger, well equipped and more resilient Anderson County,” said Baker. “As a team, we’ll work to serve the residents of Anderson County and ensure, no matter the type of incident we encounter, that we’ll have the resources and manpower to keep our residents safe.”

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