Field Services

The Field Services Division is commonly known as our patrol division. These men and women are the initial responders to citizen's calls for service. Their primary responsibility is to ensure the safety and security of citizens, visitors, and business owners. In addition to responding to calls and conducting some criminal investigations, Field Services Deputies also work proactively by ensuring safety on the roads, monitoring neighborhoods and communities for criminal activity, and developing relationships with the residents in their patrol region.

Field Services Captain: Antonia “Toni” Turkvant

Captain Antonia “Toni” Turkvant is a 17-year law enforcement veteran. Antonia “Toni” TurkvantShe has worked her way up through the ranks to become the first African-American female to attain the rank of captain. Turkvant has served as a road patrol officer before working in narcotics division. During her law enforcement career, she has served as an investigator for the State Office of Victim’s Assistance. Prior to her being named the Field Services captain in January 2016, Turkvant served as a shift lieutenant.

Areas of Responsibility

Communications (Dispatch)

All emergency and non-emergency calls for services are answered by dispatchers. For non-emergencies call, (803) 534-3550.

Desk Sergeant

A Desk Sergeant is on duty during regular business hours at the 1520 Ellis Avenue building to complete incident reports for individuals where physical evidence does not have to be examined, collected, or processed.

Desk Sergeant F.A.Q.

Reserve Deputies

Reserve Deputies are volunteers that work a minimum of 20 hours each month by responding to calls for service, working special events, and assisting the agency in providing certified manpower. Reserve deputies must successfully complete 12 hours of in-service training annually. In-service training will count towards their total monthly duty hours. Reservists must meet the same firearm qualification requirements as full-time deputies.