COLUMBIA -- Gov. Nikki Haley is putting her husband on a panel that will help pick a replacement for State Law Enforcement Division Chief Reggie Lloyd, her spokesman said Wednesday.

Lloyd plans to leave the job in June. His term would normally end in January, but Lloyd said last month he'll leave early.

Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey said the panel includes Michael Haley, who is a South Carolina National Guard personnel officer. It also includes former state Attorney General Henry McMaster, Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner and former U.S. Attorney and 13th Circuit prosecutor Walt Wilkins.

"Like Attorney General McMaster and Mr. Tisdale, the first gentleman worked on law enforcement appointments as a member of transition team," Godfrey said of Michael Haley's help selecting a SLED chief.

The panel also features Robert Brickley, a National Guard command sergeant major who has been SLED's chief pilot, state Probation and Parole Department Director Kela Thomas and Claflin University President Henry N. Tisdale.

McMaster said the group won't just look in-state but South Carolina experience will help.

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