Meet TJ Joye 

TJ first and foremost identifies himself as a Christian saved by the Lord he serves, and secondly, he is a passionate, life-long resident of Florence County that is actively involved in his community. TJ began his law enforcement career in the early 1980s while he was in the Army National Guard as a Military Police Officer. From there, he joined the Florence County Sheriff’s Office in 1985 and then joined the S.C. Highway Patrol in February 1988. TJ retired from the Highway Patrol after serving for several years as a supervisor and Troop 5 Lieutenant being over eight counties. Troop 5 consists of the following eight counties (Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, Williamsburg). 

TJ has been married to Ginger Carter Joye for the past 27 years, and they have two sons – Carter and Matthew. TJ currently works at the Carolina Academy in Lake City where he is the head of security, the high school football coach and athletics director.

                           About TJ Joye

Former volunteer firefighter and EMT: Olanta Rural Fire Department.

Hudgens Academy Graduate of 1983.

6 years serving in the Army National Guard: 132 Military Police Company.

Florence County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Divison: 1985-1988.

1988-2014: South Carolina Highway Patrol Supervisor from 1996-2014. Retired as Lieutenant and Executive Office over Troop 5.

Married to Ginger Carter Joye for 27 years and have two sons Carter & Matthew.

Head Football Coach for Carolina Academy in Lake City: 1996-Present.

Head of School Security & Athletic Director for Carolina Academy in Lake City: 2014-Present.

Member of the Dalco Masonic Lodge in Latta Master Mason.

Member of Lake City Baptist Church.

Proud resident of Lake City. 

  TJ with his sons Matthew and Carter.  
Ginger and TJ on their wedding day