CALEA accrediation logoIt is the mission of the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office to improve the quality of life by providing a safe environment for all people within our county.

This is done by collaborative efforts of the Sheriff’s office and the community. We will maintain a high standard of professional accountability to our citizens, always being mindful to be fiscally responsible. We will serve all people of Dorchester County with dignity, respect, fairness, and compassion.

Our agency has the responsibility to serve our citizens by enforcing federal state and local laws while holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics. Our agency will serve the citizens, placing a strong emphasis on customer service, effective enforcement strategies, and problem-solving. We are dedicated to the protection of life, property, the constitution of this State and the constitution of the United States of America. 

Neighborhood Crime Watch

Sheriff Knight believes it is important to have open lines of communication with the communities we serve.

The Neighborhood Watch program is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country. It maintains a critical two-way dialogue between citizens and law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer. 

If you are interested in starting a neighborhood watch program please contact Major Claude Major and/or Captain John Smith at (843) 832-0300.

Media & Records Requests

All media and public records requests intended for the Sheriff's Office should be sent directly to Lieutenant Richard Carson, all other requests should be directed to the County Public Information Office.