Berkeley County South Carolina Sheriff's Office

Matthew Woodall


School Resource Officer Division

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Captain Woodall started his career in Law Enforcement in 1996 as an explorer. He joined the Hanahan Police Department as a Dispatcher in 1999 and was promoted to Police Officer in 2001 upon turning 21. While there, he worked in the Uniform Patrol Division and Detective Division and attained the rank of Sergeant.

From 2007-2016, he worked for the North Charleston Police Department with most of that time being in the Special Operations Bureau on the Traffic Unit, where he was a team leader for traffic collision reconstruction investigations.

In 2016, he was offered a position with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office under Sheriff Lewis. He worked in the Uniform Patrol Division as a patrol deputy and was quickly moved to the Criminal Investigations Division where he excelled and was promoted to Detective Sergeant. He then returned to the Patrol Division and was later promoted to Lieutenant. He served as a Patrol Lieutenant and Special Operations Lieutenant overseeing the School Resource Unit and helped oversee its rapid growth from 22 deputies to 36 deputies. In 2023, the School Resource Unit was reclassified as a Division and he was promoted to Captain, where he currently serves.

Captain Woodall is a United States Coast Guard Veteran, having served 8 years in their reserve forces as a Maritime Enforcement Specialist Petty Officer.

Captain Woodall is a life member of the Berkeley County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 19 and is a Past President of the Lodge. Captain Woodall is also a long-standing member of the State Lodge Legal Defense Committee.

Captain Woodall and his family reside in Berkeley County. He is married to Charleston County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Jacquelyn Woodall and has 4 children; one of whom is active duty in the United States Coast Guard.