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.
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