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COVID-19 Notice

As the Sheriff of this County, I do not take the health and safety of our citizens, or that of my employees lightly. It is my sworn obligation and duty to protect Orangeburg County to the best of my ability. It is equally important that I provide and maintain a safe and effective workplace environment for the members of my team. Taking that into consideration, my Command Staff and I have taken steps to insure that we continue to provide the quality services that our citizens have grown to expect, and with as few interruptions as practical. I maintain that every member of my team is important to our law enforcement mission. However, as a safety precaution, I must limit casual contact between employees and citizens to minimize their opportunity for exposure to the deadly COVID-19 virus. Realizing that an exposure may be imminent, I have taken the following measures to reserve some employees for the continuance of daily provisions, in the event that we experience a quarantine situation for a staff member. I would mention that we have additional deputies on patrol around the clock to deal with the higher than average call frequencies caused by school closures. School Resource Officers will continue to provide all services to their respective schools to assist teachers and administrators with their improvised duties. Judicial Services employees will continue to operate under courthouse guidelines set forth by the Orangeburg County Clerk of Court. Additionally, I will implement the following measures at noon on March 19, 2020, subject to modification as needed:

Code 10

Orangeburg County Law Enforcement Complex
1520 Ellis Avenue
Orangeburg, SC 29118

  • Access to the front lobby will be restricted to one customer at a time (a deputy will be stationed at the entrance to direct customers).
  • A switchboard operator, a desk sergeant and a records clerk will operate through glassed windows when possible, and with appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) and sanitation equipment.

Code 100

Victim’s Services Building, Chestnut Square
1032 Chestnut Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115

  • Day-to-day operations will be shifted to Code 10 (as much as possible).
  • All sex-offender registration will be conducted by investigators at the offender’s home.
  • A suspension of non-ferrous metal permits is in effect for now, but with the possibility of shifting this service to Code 10 (main office).
  • OCSO Victim’s Advocates will continue to offer around the clock services, but will operate on a staggered schedule when possible to minimize the frequency of face-to-face contact.

For more information contact 803-531-4647