Dannie Thomas

Special Weapons & Tactics Team (S.W.A.T.)
Title: Special Weapons and Tactics Team Commander
Phone: 803-533-6414
Dannie Thomas


  • Married, two children and 3 step-children

Military Experience

  1. Navy (Desert Storm) - 1992 to 1994
  2. Army National Guard - 1994 to 1997


Law Enforcement Career- 21 plus years

Started at Public Safety where I was a Shift Corporal, Certified K9 handler, Fire Academy Instructor for 1151 and Auto Extrication - 1999 through 2004

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office

Started as a shift Sergeant Shift Lieutenant

Worked Criminal Interdiction on the Interstate, Swat Team Commander (2004 to Current

Currently Serve as the Training Lieutenant (7 plus years)


Certifications Include but not limited to:

  • Active Shooter Instructor (Civilian and Law Enforcement)
  • Basic Instructor (South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy)
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Narcan Instructor
  • Patrol Rifle Instructor
  • SWAT Sniper (Through Florida SWAT Association)
  • Training Manager


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