Latisha Walker is a wife, mother, career law-enforcement officer, and forward thinker who is committed to innovation, change, and providing solutions. As a retired law enforcement officer, she has served many communities throughout South Carolina. Latisha is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Tiffany Grant Foundation, a non-profit organization whose main focus is serving youth and under-resourced communities.
Latisha is a 2009 graduate of Claflin University with a B.A. in Sociology. She has an extensive track record of advocating for all people. She has numerous specialized trainings such as human trafficking awareness, hostage negotiations, child sexual abuse, and leadership in public service, just to name a few. She is an instructor who has hosted various training sessions for law enforcement, state agencies, the public, and businesses throughout the state of South Carolina. Latisha made history as the first African American female investigator with the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office and is the first African American female to be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the Alcohol Enforcement and Vice Services Unit with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. She also oversaw and supervised the divisions first ever human trafficking unit. Prior to joining SLED, Latisha was a supervisor in the Investigative Division and was the Director of Juvenile Services with the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety. While there, she implemented their first ever youth mentoring program and dance company.
More specifically, through the Tiffany Grant Foundation Latisha continues to serve her community by conducting youth workshops, providing food and hygiene items to families in need, and issuing emergency aid to high school and college students. The TGF, has also implemented “Project Warm Streets” a program established to serve the homeless population in Orangeburg County. Latisha uses life’s experiences, strategic planning, social and emotional learning, supportive and community building approaches to transform her community.
Latisha has also been a volunteer in the community by getting involved in organizations such as the South Carolina Democratic Women’s Council where she serves as the 6th Congressional District Director. She is also a 2021, South Carolina Emerge Graduate. She is a Silver Life Member of the NAACP. She is also a member of Orangeburg Morning Rotary. In addition, she is a Board Member of the Lower Savannah Council on Government- Youth Workforce Committee
Her favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” She would be honored to be your next member of the County Council for Orangeburg County District 7.