Berkeley County South Carolina Sheriff's Office

Uniform Patrol Division

Major Willie Hickman commands the Uniform Patrol Division.

The county is divided into a North and South District with Captain Annie Jackson commanding the North District and Captain David Kolega commanding the South District.

Each District contains Sheriff Substations in convenient locations in the district to better serve our citizens and are manned by volunteers.

North District Substations:

  • Alvin
  • Cross
  • Huger/Wando

South District Substations:

  • Goose Creek
  • Summerville/Sangaree
  • Summerville/Cane Bay

The Patrol Division also contains the Community Action Team, also known as the CAT team. It is their duty to patrol their assigned areas and get to know the businesses and community members of the area they serve, to provide a more community oriented interaction between law enforcement and a safer community.

Patrol Division

Patrol Division provides 24-hour coverage throughout the county. Power shifts were created to increase the number of deputies during the hours of high call volume. Great strides have been made to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of deputies. Deputies are provided with laptops in their vehicles, cell phones for connectivity to the laptops, patrol rifles, tasers, dash cameras, body worn cameras, improved hand-held radios and fingerprint kits. Supervisors and some deputies are equipped with fingerprint readers to assist in identifying suspects in the field.

K-9 Unit

The K-9 Team utilizes specially trained canines to support law enforcement activities in patrol, narcotic interdiction, explosives detection and search/apprehension operations. The K-9 unit has nine K-9 deputies and nine canines. Additionally, the unit has three bloodhounds. In 2018, the K-9 unit logged 5,000 responses to include back up for persons, K-9 unit demos, and narcotics detection.

DUI Enforcement

DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Enforcement deputies provide proactive enforcement of DUI laws and provide DUI prevention and safe driving presentations. DUI Enforcement Deputies are grant-funded through the Target Zero Program, a statewide comprehensive safety plan that provides a coordinated framework toward eliminating traffic deaths and reducing severe injuries on South Carolina roads. The DUI team was created to address collisions and fatalities due to impaired drivers. Our DUI deputies regularly participate in operations Buckle Up SC and Sober or Slammer.

The Sheriff’s Office also has a grant funded part-time prosecutor to handle the agency’s DUI arrests.

Patrol Request

2018 – 2019

2018 – 2019 K-9 Unit seized

Also seized were:

  • 2,574.5g of Marijuana
  • 10 Marijuana Plants
  • $21,000 in Currency
  • 40 firearms off the street

169 arrests in 2017-2018