Berkeley County South Carolina Sheriff's Office
Sheriff's Office Forms

Citizen Complaint

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office has policy and procedures in place to address citizen complaints and is committed to providing the quality law enforcement performance and effective community relations based upon trust. We encourage complaints and/or questions about the Sheriff’s Office performance or the actions of its personnel.

All complaints shall be promptly and thoroughly investigated. If the complaint is of a less serious nature it will be assigned to the appropriate supervisor for follow up. However, complaints of a serious nature shall be turned over to the Office of Professional Standards/Internal Affairs for investigation.

The complainant shall be notified and advised of the outcome of all reports filed.

If you wish to file a complaint on a deputy or an employee, or if you feel that a deputy or an employee has acted improperly, you may register your complaint in the following ways:

At any time, during regular business hours, you may come to the front desk of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office located at 223 N. Live Oak Drive, Moncks Corner, SC and request to speak with a supervisor or a representative from the Office of Professional Standards. Staff will assist in supplying the proper forms to file your complaint.

If you cannot come to the Sheriff’s Office you can call the Office of Professional Standards at (843) 719-4466 and you will be assisted.

You must make your complaint in writing and forward it to:
Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Office of Professional Standards
PO Box 6122
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

For your convenience you may print out the form at the link below, complete the form, and then either deliver the completed form to the Sheriff’s Office or mail the completed form to address listed above.

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    I DO HEREBY AFFIRM THAT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ME IS TRUE AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF. I UNDERSTAND THAT ANY FALSE, MISLEADING OR UNTRUE STATEMENTS, ACCUSATIONS, OR ALLEGATIONS HEREIN MADE BY ME IN RELATION TO THIS COMPLAINT MAY SUBJECT ME TO CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. I REALIZE THAT IT MAY BECOME NECESSARY IN THE INVESTIGATION OF THIS COMPLAINT FOR ME TO MEET WITH A MEMBER(S) OF THE BERKELEY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO DISCUSS THIS COMPLAINT,EITHER IN THE PRESENCE OR THE ABSENCE OF THE ACCUSED AGENCY EMPLOYEE, AT THE DISCRETION OF THE SHERIFF OR HIS DESIGNEE. IF IT BECOMES NECESSARY, I ACCEPT THAT I MAYBE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT TO A POLYGRAPH EXAMNATION AT THE EXPENSE OF THE AGENCY. FURTHER, I UNDERSTAND THAT NO EMPLOYEE OF THE AGENCY WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO A POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION UNTIL SUCH TIME I HAVE TAKEN AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED AN EXAMINATION. I UNDERSTAND THAT WITHHOLDING PERTINENT INFORMATION WILL BE CONSIDERED UNTRUTHFULNESS.
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