Ben Cothran

Ben Cothran

Area of Expertise

Law Enforcement
BS Business Administration, Lander University, MA Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, Anderson University

Ben Cothran is a sergeant with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, where he heads up hiring and recruiting. An officer in South Carolina’s upstate for 18+ years, he has seen his share of dangerous situations.


Ben is currently assigned as a Sergeant in the Training Division. His certifications include: NRA safety officer and pistol and rifle instructor, SLED certified CWP instructor, SCCJA Firearms and Driving Instructor, SCCJA Patrol Rifle Instructor, Sniper, Sniper Instructor, Active Shooter Response Instructor, and has over eleven years SWAT experience.

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