Gerald Carter

Title: Investigations Captain
Phone: 803-531-4836
Gerald Carter


Captain Gerald Carter oversees all investigative units at the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office. Captain Gerald Carter began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a Reserve Deputy for the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Carter accepted a full-time position in 1993 and has worked in Field Services, Criminal Investigations, Burglary Task Force, and Special Operations.


Carter is a graduate of Claflin University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Criminal Justice. Carter holds a Master of Science from Troy University in Criminal Justice. Carter was the first officer from the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office to graduate the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy with honors and the first to graduate from the National Forensic Academy.

Carter also obtained his Crime Scene Investigator Certification from the International Association for Identification.


Carter is a specific skills and firearms instructor through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, and has earned certifications in Fingerprint Classification/comparison and Clandestine Lab Processing.


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