Sheriffs Office



MAIN PHONE: 843-549-2211
FAX: 843-538-4384



It is the Colleton County Sheriff's Office mission to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime and to enhance public safety while working with diverse communities to improve their quality of life.  our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence. 

The Colleton County Sheriff's Office holds values that are intended to guide and inspire us in all we say and do.  Ensuring that our values become part of our everyday work life is our mandate, ensuring that our personal  and professional  behavior can be a model for all to follow.  The Colleton County Sheriff's Office will work in partnership with our communities and do our best, within the law, to solve community problems that effect public safety.  We value the great diversity of people in both our residential and business communities and serve all with equal dedication. Given the honor and privilege of enforcing the law, we will  always exercise integrity in the use of power and authority that have been given to us by the people, our personal and professional behavior should be a model for all to follow.  We are committed to conducting ourselves in a manner that brings honor to the Sheriff's Office and our profession.

We believe that every member of the Colleton County Sheriff's Office is a leader and it is essential that our values become part of our everyday work life.  Committed to nurturing the public trust by holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics.  We are also committed to respecting individual rights, human dignity, the value of all members in the community and the agency.  We show concern and empathy for the victims of crime and treat violators of the law with fairness and dignity.  By demonstrating respect for others, we will earn respect for the Colleton County Sheriff's Office and our profession.  We are dedicated to achieving a level of performance that exceeds all expectations.  We value innovation, support creativity and dedicate ourselves to proactively seek new and better ways to combat crime. 

Buddy Hill

We are committed to providing the highest quality and standard of professional law enforcement service to our community.  We have a wide variety of programs to aid and assist in your needs.  My office is dedicated to a deep and abiding interest in the welfare and quality of life of our citizens.

Guerry Hill
Sheriff of Colleton County

  • Sheriff's Office.........(843) 549-2211
  • Detention Center.......(843) 549-5742
  • Warrants/Civil Process.......(843) 549-1964
  • Records.......(843) 549-1203

Anonymous Tip Lines

  • Drug and Gang Tip Hot Line.......(843) 549-6530
  • Domestic Violence Hot Line .......(843) 782-3208
  • Crime Stoppers of the LowCountry.......1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372)

The South Carolina Job Service located on Mable T. Willis Blvd., Walterboro, SC is the starting point for job applications.  Inform them that you are applying for a position with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and they will guide you through the process.

The Sheriff’s Office has a Victim/Witness Advocate and it is their responsibility to assist victims of violent crimes.  Whether it is advice or guidance during the investigation of the case or to keep victims informed of case progress, court appearances and procedures, defendants jail status, etc, the Victim’s Advocate will assist victims and witnesses.   The Victim’s Advocate also assists victims of domestic violence with Orders of Protection if necessary.  Call our Victim’s Advocate at (843) 549-2211 ext. 2055 for a full description of services available through the Victim’s Advocate’s Office.

Copy of incident reports can be picked up from our Records Section located in the Sheriff’s Office Annex at 208 West Washington Street, Walterboro, SC 29488.  They are open Monday -Friday from 9 am to 5 pm; phone (843) 549-1203.

If the crime you are reporting is in progress or an emergency, dial 911, otherwise, call (843) 549-2211 and request to report a crime and a deputy will respond to your location.  If you prefer to come to the Sheriff’s Office, the main office is open M-F 9am-5pm or call (843) 549-2211 after hours and a deputy will meet you at the office or Detention Center.

The Sheriff’s Office also maintains two anonymous tip lines if you prefer to remain anonymous when reporting Narcotic Activity, Gang Activity or   Domestic Violence.  They are:

  • Drug and Gang Tip Hot Line – (843) 549-6530
  • Domestic Violence Hot Line – (843) 782-3208
  • Or, call Crime Stoppers of the LowCountry at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

The Colleton County Magistrates conduct a centralized court for Traffic and Magistrate Court cases and is located in the Padgett Building at 40 Klein Street, Walterboro, SC 29488.  Their phone number is (843) 549-1122.

The visitation schedule for the jail is based on the inmate’s status and the first letter of the inmate’s last name and is as follows: All inmates get a total of one hour regardless of the number of visitors.

  • Trustee’s visitation is Friday from 9:00 am until 10:00 am
  • Maximum Security Inmate’s are Friday from 10:00 am until 11:00 am
  • Regular Inmates visitation is as follows:  if the inmate's last name starts with the letter A thru G then visitation is Friday from 12:00 pm until 4:00 p.m. ; if the inmate's last name starts with the letter H thru O then the visitation is Saturday from 12:00 p.m until 4:00 p.m.; if the inmate's last name starts with the letter P thru Z then visitation is Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

Yes. A state law was passed last year requiring persons transporting or selling nonferrous metals to obtain a permit from their local Sheriff’s Office. There are some exceptions and conditions and there is no cost for the permit. They can be obtained during regular business hours (M-F/8am-4pm, except holidays) at the Sheriff’s Office located on S. Miller Street in Walterboro. To find out what exceptions apply to you, if any, contact us by phone or come by the Sheriff’s Office.

The following is required to obtain the permit.

  • A completed application for a Permit to Sell/Transport nonferrous metals (available at the Sheriff’s Office or located in the “Forms and Documents” section on this page)
  • A copy of your valid South Carolina Driver’s license
  • A copy of your vehicle registration card (vehicle being used to transport metals)

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Guerry L. "Buddy" Hill, Sheriff
Gean Johnson, Deputy Chief
Angela Stallings, Captain, Administrative Services Division
Jason Chapman, Captain, Criminal Investigations Division
Wanda Taylor, Captain, Detention Center Division
Clint Crouse, Captain, Patrol Division

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