About PPP

Jodi Gallman, Acting Director

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On October 9, 2023, with a heartfelt sense of pride and humility, I accepted the appointment of Acting Director for the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services.

Chief Jodi Gallman

I am honored and privileged to be given this opportunity to lead the third largest law enforcement agency in the state. 

SCDPPPS has been an integral part of my life and my career in law enforcement. During my decades of service with the Department I have held many different positions; every step along the way, I have gained a greater appreciation for the ideals we hold true and the services we provide. I pledge to employ my experience and historical knowledge to guide SCDPPPS through the transition to its next chapter. 

Jodi Gallman
Acting Director


Jodi Dials Gallman, a Hartsville, SC native, has 42 years of experience in the criminal justice arena. She has served as Senior Advisor to previous Agency Directors with the responsibility of strategic planning, cultivating community partnerships and ensuring the efficient utilization of Agency resources. Additionally, she has extensive experience in ancillary oversight for all daily operations, executive reports and business practices. 

Gallman earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Winthrop College. In 1982, she joined SCDPPPS as a Youthful Offender Agent. Since then, over the course of her career, she has served as a Team Leader, Unit Coordinator, Agent-In-Charge of the Richland County Office, Director of Community Affairs, Director of Policy Management, Director of Executive Programs, and most recently as Chief Deputy. Gallman is a member of several national and professional organizations and attained the Certified Public Manager designation in 2021.