Criminal Investigations

Criminal Investigators are responsible for following up on calls for service from citizens and linking evidence to suspects who have committed a criminal act, seeking warrants, and making arrests. Criminal Investigators also respond to crime scenes to begin identifying subjects, interviewing witness, and searching for suspects. Three experienced criminal investigators work out of substations in the county providing citizens with greater access to deputies and investigators in remote areas of the county.

Narcotics Investigations

Narcotics Investigators work the entire county using a variety of techniques to identify and surveil individuals who manufacture, transport, sell, and use narcotics.

Special Operations

Investigators assigned to the Special Operations Team perform a variety of individualized investigations and incident responses. Investigators handle the K-9, Search and Rescue, and the Community Response Team. These highly trained officers respond to crisis situations, track suspects, search for narcotics, locate missing individuals, as well as conduct investigations in areas known for high crime.

Investigations Captain: Gerald Carter

Captain Gerald Carter oversees all investigative units at the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office. Lieutenant Gerald Carter 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 IAI. 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.