Captain J. Woods
Sergeant D. Willis
The Animal Control Deputies are specially trained to handle situations involving domestic animals. This includes the removal of stray domestic animals that are unleashed (in or near roadways), and the transportation of injured domestic animals to the emergency veterinarian for treatment (when the animal's owner cannot be located). They also conduct investigations relating to neglected or abused animals. The Animal Control Deputy has the power to enforce both local ordinances and State Laws related to violations concerning domestic animals.
Lieutenant N. Moniz
Sergeant Michael Burrell
The Selective Traffic Enforcement Unit focuses on collision prevention and saving lives through fair and impartial enforcement of all applicable SC Criminal Laws and Charleston County Ordinances that are relevant to vehicular and pedestrian movement to include DUI enforcement. In addition, the Unit also handles many special assignments including but not limited to parades, dignitary escorts, special events, funeral escorts, and other public relations projects. Members of this Unit are also specifically trained in all areas of collision investigation, to include traffic collision reconstruction. The Unit also investigates all collisions involving vehicles owned and operated by the County of Charleston. The Motor Unit is a highly motivated and trained unit that is well versed in all facets of Police Motorcycle Operations. Members of the Motor Unit are all certified Police Motorcycle operators.
Lieutenant S. Rywelski
Sergeant B. Hodge
Deputy P. Foster
The Training and Staff Development Unit ensures that every Deputy Sheriff completes the mandated training requirements as set forth by State and Federal Law and the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. This training includes the use of firearms, straight baton, bloodborne pathogens, radar operation, Interpersonal Communications, Datamaster, defensive tactics, defensive driving course and CPR/Standard First Aid. Advanced training is provided for those Deputies working in specialized units. In addition, the Training Unit assists numerous local agencies in meeting their training needs. The Sheriff's Office strives to provide the best possible training for Deputies to protect themselves and the citizens of Charleston County from harm.
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School Crossing Guards all work to ensure the safety of children traveling to and returning from school. They also assist school buses entering and exiting schools. They work in various weather conditions and safety is of the upmost concern. They are assisted with signage and distinct uniforms to alert the motoring public of their presence.
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