Office of Professional Responsibility

Office of Professional Responsibility was designated to fully investigate formal complaints lodged by citizens who believe that a law enforcement situation has not been handled satisfactorily.


The Office for Professional Responsibility (OPR) is an administrative investigative branch within the Sheriff's Office specifically designated to fully investigate formal complaints lodged by citizens who believe that a law enforcement situation has not been handled satisfactorily. This procedure allows for the protection of the interests of both the citizen and the law enforcement officer.

To formally submit a complaint to the Sheriff's Office, please complete a Complaint Form by following the below listed instructions: 

  • Complete all portions of the form and Print your name as the Complainant. 
  • Submit Form

For more information or questions, please contact Lt. Brian Baird at (843) 255-3405.

COMPLAINT INVESTIGATIONS INQUIRIES
Year of 2016
Disposition Investigations Inquiries TOTALS
Unfounded 2 7 9
Unsubstantiated 0 3 3
Partially Substantiated 0 1 1
Substantiated 3 3 6
TOTALS 7* 14 21*
* Two Investigations Remain Active

POLYGRAPHS ADMINISTERED 
Year of 2016
TYPE North South TOTALS
Criminal Specific 16 6 22
Pre-Employment 89 28 117
TOTALS 105 34 139