The Office Of Professional Standards is divided into 3 subdivisions.
Captain. K. Whited
Lieutenant D. Willoughby, Polygraph Examiner
Inspector Fletcher Ferguson
Inspector D. Boyd
Inspector Robert Rebeck
Inspector Dana Herron
The Charleston County Sheriff's Office, Office of Professional Standards provides a variety of services to the Sheriff's Office. These include policy and procedure review, inspections and audits of components of the Sheriff's Office. We conduct internal investigations for the purpose of providing the various findings to the appropriate chain of command. The office also provides oversight of the ticket control process and conducts polygraph examinations for employment and investigative purposes. In addition to these responsibilities, the office oversees and coordinates the response to litigation involving the Sheriff's Office or it's employees, and makes referrals to the county's Employee Assistance program as needed.
The direct phone number to Internal Affairs is
The agency compiles annual statistical summaries, based upon records of internal affairs investigations, which are made available to the public and agency employees through the agency Public Information Officer.
ANY CITIZENS WISHING TO MAKE A COMPLAINT DURING THE WORKING HOURS OF 9AM TO 5PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY MAY CONTACT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE, OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS, AT (843)554-2453, (843)554-2481 OR (843)308-7349 FOR ASSISTANCE. FOR ANY COMPLAINTS OUTSIDE WORKING HOURS, CITIZENS MAY LEAVE A VOICE MAIL OR CALL THE DUTY OFFICER AT (843)308-7333, FOR ASSISTANCE.
The Ticket Control office is responsible for tracking, inventory and certification of all tickets written by Charleston County Sheriff's deputies. Ticket control clerks have to ensure that tickets are properly inventoried and that tickets signed by the magistrates are forwarded to the highway department. Ticket control clerks are also required to maintain tickets related to cases awaiting trial and to keep up with magistrate court bonds that have been posted (for release of individuals from jail).
Ms. Sally Suhrstedt
The Staff Auditor reviews current record keeping systems for the various units within the Sheriff's Office that handle money or seized and forfeited assets; evaluates whether or not systems are in line with state and federal laws and regulations; develops and writes guidelines with checks and balances for these units as needed. The staff auditor periodically conducts unannounced audits of units within the department. The auditor also makes recommendations necessary to ensure that proper accounting procedures are followed to the letter.
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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