Highlights of Cambo’s
Law Enforcement Career

Since his start as a road deputy with Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department, Cambo has served in law enforcement agencies throughout the state including positions where he: 

  • Investigated criminal cases including vice, homicide, public corruption, and officer involved shootings

  • Trained to serve in the additional roles of medic, EMT, and sniper

  • Led Governor Beasley’s security detail which included directing officers from SLED, the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Public Safety. He collaborated with law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and other countries to plan for and provide security at VIP events involving the Governor and other dignitaries

  • Served on special teams including the State Law Enforcement Division’s SWAT team, Bloodhound Tracking Team, Weapons of Mass Destruction Team and Air Rescue Team

  • Certified by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy to train officers from around the state on defensive tactics, firearms, defensive driving, and TASER use  

  • Served in law enforcement leadership roles such as a Chief Investigator, Lieutenant, Captain, and Chief Deputy with several agencies including the Chesterfield County and Darlington County Sheriff’s Offices and the University of South Carolina’s Division of Law Enforcement and Safety  

  • Aided prosecutors and assisted arresting agencies in preparing for major criminal trials 

  • Worked with law enforcement and other first responding agencies throughout the Pee Dee and state to plan and implement security for numerous races at the Darlington Speedway

  • Chosen to provide critical peer support assistance through the South Carolina Law Enforcement Assistance Program to 9-11 and Virginia Tech First Responders as well as First Responders throughout the state of South Carolina. 


Throughout Cambo’s career, his professionalism has been recognized:

  • Qualified as an expert witness by both federal and state courts in the areas of law enforcement tactics and use of force

  • Awarded the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission State Agent of the Year in 1984 and Merit Award in 1986

  • Selected by the Chief of SLED as the Interim Chief of Police for the Town of Pageland in 1988

  • Selected by the SC National Guard to attend Non-Commissioned Officer School, 1985

  • Awarded the Order of the Palmetto, considered to be the highest civilian honor in the state of South Carolina, by Governor Beasley in 1999

  • Nominated to attend the FBI National Academy, an elite and intensive training for law enforcement leaders throughout the world. He is a member of the 220th Graduating Class

  • Recognized by the South Carolina House of Representatives for Outstanding Service to the State of South Carolina in 2005


In every position, Cambo took opportunities to learn more and improve his knowledge base and skills through special assignments, education, and training. Cambo is a graduate of the FBI Academy, Carolina Command College and Midlands Technical College.