Community Services Unit Judicial Services
The Judicial Services Division provides vital services to the citizens of Orangeburg County. Deputies in this division provide security at the County Courthouse and the County Administration Building, transport prisoners nationwide, serve criminal warrants, and execute civil process papers.
The Judicial Services Division is also tasked with the service of probate orders and commitments issued by the Probate Court and Family Court of Orangeburg County to include but not limited to mental patients, juvenile matters, and vulnerable adults.
This unit is also capable of providing law enforcement services including investigative and arrest powers to include the apprehension of state and federal fugitives.
The Community Services Unit is designated to provide interactive, informative, and innovative presentations and programs for the students and citizens in Orangeburg County. School Resource Officers (SRO), D.A.R.E. Officers, and Crime Prevention Officers work throughout the county to provide invaluable safety tips, communicate the responsibilities of law enforcement, and raise awareness about the issues taking place in the county.
Community Services Unit | Judicial Services Captain: James Green
Captain James Green is a 23-year law enforcement veteran, 19 of those years serving as a supervisor. Green is responsible for the community and judicial services divisions of the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office. For the past nine years, Green has served the people of Orangeburg County as a field services deputy, crime prevention and gang specialist, and supervisor of the school resource officers. Captain Green is one of our primary public speakers as he is charged with conducting education seminars on crime prevention and gangs, as well as conducting citizen academies to foster a interactive and cooperative relationship with citizens. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Claflin University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology/Criminal Justice Administration.
Areas of Involvement
School Resource Officers
Currently 8 deputies, certified by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy as school resource officers, work in middle and high schools in Orangeburg Consolidated School District 3, Orangeburg Consolidated School District 4, and Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5. These men and women maintain safety on the school campus conducive to learning, develop curriculum and activities for their student populations to promote positive attitudes regarding the law enforcement role in society, and serve as a liaison with school personnel and students in a cooperative effort to prevent juvenile delinquency.
A certified Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officer (D.A.R.E.) excites middle and high school students through classroom instruction on how to resist peer pressure, live productive drug and violence-free lives. These officers also create relationships between deputies and students to foster a respect for the responsibilities of law enforcement officers.
Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership. The program encourages positive relationships among the community, parents, schools, and law enforcement officers.
Programs that educate citizens about crime prevention and raise awareness about criminal activity are coordinated through the Crime Prevention Officers of the Community Services Unit.
How to Participate
To request a Crime Prevention Officer to conduct a presentation for your group, contact the Community Services Unit at (803) 533-6275 or visit us at the Prince of Orange Mall substation.
R U OK? (Are You OK?)
A Sheriff's Office employee makes daily phone contact with elderly citizens to determine if they require a law enforcement response.
Officers participate in community meetings and serve as a resource for information about crimes and crime prevention. Officers also coordinate National Night Out community events in the regions of the county.
Whose It Program
Officers assist citizens with recording serial number and having an inventory of their property so citizens will be able to better assist law enforcement investigations in the event their property is stolen.
Officers talk with parents, teachers, and community leaders to help them better identify the warning signs of gangs as well as how to prevent gang activity in their schools and community. Officers also serve as a resource if a community suspects a gang is in their area or school.
Students are identified by their parents or school officials who need alternative possibilities. Students are mentored throughout the school year to identify challenges and opportunities for better behavior, grades, and relationships.
Bike Patrol Program (Summer)
Officers set up bike-a-thon events to each the youth the proper way to ride a bike. Students learn about bicycle safety, which side of the road to ride on, how to use hand signals while cycling in traffic, and the proper helmets, gloves, and shoes to wear when riding a bike.
Project Showing Teens Other Possibilities is a mobile unit that is a resource that depicts graphic scenes of the reality of drug and gang violence.