Chief of Staff Chief Kenneth Kinsey
Chief Kenneth Kinsey returned to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office in 2011 when Sheriff Leroy Ravenell took office. Kinsey's previous experience includes the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the First Judicial Circuit Solicitor's Office. Kinsey's law enforcement career began in Orangeburg County and for those 13 years, he served in various deputy and supervisory positions.
Kinsey is one of 12 Internationally Certified Crime Scene Investigators in the state of South Carolina. He is qualified as an expert witness in Crime Scene Investigation/ Reconstruction, Latent Fingerprint Identification, Footwear Comparison/ Identification, Blood Stain Pattern Analysis, and Fabric Impression Examination.
Kinsey is certified by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy as a Specific Skills Instructor and by the NRA as a Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor. Kinsey is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Resource Management and Troy University with a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice.
He is a member of the South Carolina International Association for Identification, the International Association for Identification, South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association (SCLEA) and the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army. He serves as the Regional Representative for South Carolina (SCIAI).
As an investigator Chief Kinsey lead or supervised more than 100 homicide cases in Orangeburg County and 750 throughout the state.