Officer MacKenzie Chastain has been awarded Rookie of the Year for 2014. She has enthusiastically demonstrated the qualities of leadership, dependability and responsibility.
While in college, she worked with the USC Police Department where she discovered a love for law enforcement and a desire to make a difference. Officer Chastain went on to graduate with honors from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
While at the academy, Officer Chastain was chosen to be the class leader and excelled academically. She plans to spend her career with the agency and has hopes to move up the organizational ladder.