Sheriff's Office - Charleston County, South Carolina
Office of Professional Standards (OPS)
Chief Inspector Brokaw
Lt. D. Willoughby, Polygraph Examiner
Inspector Rita Zelinsky
Inspector Donald Stanley
Inspector Dana Herron
Inspector Robert Rebeck
The internal affairs department conducts all internal investigations for the purpose of providing the various findings to the appropriate chain-of-command. In addition to these responsibilities, the office conducts polygraph examinations for employment and investigative purposes, oversees and coordinates the response to litigation involving the Sheriff's Office or its employees, and makes referrals to the county's Employee Assistance program as needed. The direct phone number to Internal Affairs is (843) 554-2454. The agency compiles annual statistical summaries, based upon records of internal affairs investigations, which are made available to the public and agency employees through the agency Public Information Officer.
Any citizens wishing to make a complaint during the working hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday may contact the Office of Professional Standards, at (843) 554-2453, (843) 554-2481 or (843) 308-7346 for assistance. Any complaints outside of working hours, citizens may leave a detailed voice mail or contact the Housing Lieutenant at (843) 529-7424, for assistance.