Calhoun County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Calhoun County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 2811 Old Belleville Rd, St Matthews, 29135 SC
  • Chief:
Phone: (803)874-2741
Fax: (803)874-2634

Calhoun County Sheriff's Office is located at 2811 Old Belleville Rd, St Matthews, 29135 SC. The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office phone number is (803)874-2741.

Calhoun County Sheriff's Office News

Current locations of collection boxes: Jimmy's Pitstop Calhoun Supply Sandy run outdoor and hardware Town and Country Restaurant

It is that time of year again!!! Beginning on November 1st, citizens may notice some "unshaven" Deputies. It is all for a good cause, Deputies will contribute $25 and begin soliciting toy and monitary donations through December 14th. At that time, all the money and toys will be donated to needy children in the Calhoun County community who may otherwise not have a Christmas. Deputies will be competing to win "Best Beard" and "Worst Beard" awards which will be judged at the annual Christmas Party. If you are interested in making a monitary donation, or would like to donate a new, unwrapped gift, please contact the Sheriff's Office during business hours at (803)874-2741, or we have boxes (pictured above) around the community. Follow our page to keep up with their location

Please join the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office as we remember and honor our Brothers and Sisters in Blue. We pray for comfort and peace for the families during this time.

Just as a reminder: We have received several calls for service recently in reference to “I.R.S. Agents” contacting residents in reference to unpaid or back taxes. If you receive a call, please keep in mind: 1. NEVER give your personal information to anyone over the phone. 2. The IRS will communicate via U.S. mail about any delinquent taxes and will provide you with your identifying information. Please know that these calls are scams that prey on kind hearted people who believe they are doing the right thing. As with all of these type phone scams they rely on the person who answers the phone to provide them the information that they need. If all else fails feel free to contact the Sheriff’s Office BEFORE you give them anything.

Calhoun Academy had a mystery reader show up today. Sheriff Thomas Summers Jr surprised the kids of Calhoun Academy today to read them a story. Sheriff Summers enjoys doing this to inspire and motivate the children to read and learn. They also had another unexpected vistor to join them. K9 Deputy Adam Clayton and Blue showed up to pay a visit as well. Great day for Calhoun County.

K9 Training

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office would like to introduce to you the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office Special Operation/K9 Division: Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations/K9 Division SGT Chris Golden Handler Blue/Bluetick/6 months old In Training to become a tracking Hound K9 Deputy Adam Clayton Handler Angus/Malinois/17 months old Multipurpose Patrol Dog K9 Deputy Patrick Mangum Axel/Sheppard/4 years old Multipurpose Patrol Dog K9 Deputy Adam Clayton is a new member of the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office coming to us with over 18 years of K9 experience. K9 Deputy Clayton is the head K9 trainer and leads the K9 Division for this agency. K9 Deputy Clayton is a welcomed addition to our team.

Congratulations to Matthew Trentham on being promoted to Chief Deputy for the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office. Congratulations

Calhoun County Sheriff's Office participates in the Youth Conference 2018 for Emancipation Missionary Baptist Church

Congratulations to Deputy Jeff Mitchum being promoted to Sergeant of the Upper Region for the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office. Congratulations.

The Calhoun County Sheriff is actively seeking qualified applicants for Deputy Sheriff. Applications can be obtained in person during normal business hours, or online at www.calhounscsheriff.com all applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: Minimum requirements for position: Must have High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent Must have clear criminal history Must be a U.S. citizen Must possess a valid South Carolina Driver’s license with clean driving history Credit history must show financial stability Satisfactory past employment history Must pass drug screen and submit to random testing Must meet satisfactory standard for all pre-employment testing and interviews Must be at least 21 years old Must submit to and pass a polygraph examination Must receive satisfactory medical evaluation Must be able to complete certification standards set forth by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy within one year of employment Standard Benefits: Health Insurance Short / Long Term Disability Dental Insurance Accident Insurance Vision Insurance Cancer Supplemental Insurance Life Insurance State Retirement Deputy Sheriff: $35,000.00 per year certified Telephone monthly allowance Take home patrol vehicle Uniforms, training and equipment provided

Calhoun County Sheriff's Office is now on twitter at Calhoun County SC Sheriffs Office@ccsheriffsoffi2. Please share

This morning the Sheriff’s Office received information from another Law Enforcement agency identifying a threat to the Sandy Run K-8 School. The school resource officer assigned to the school was able to identify several students currently enrolled in the school from the message thread containing the threat. The students were separated and parents were contacted immediately. During the interview one of the students, a juvenile, admitted to sending and making the comments. Members of the School district, as well as administrative staff at the school were all involved in the investigation into this matter as well as the State Law Enforcement Division. The students were then turned over to their guardians and the school was searched two times by Law Enforcement and faculty. As an added precaution, SLED was asked to have their K-9 unit respond and sweep the school for any hazardous/destructive devices. At this time the school has been deemed clear and safe. Any decisions on school attendance will be made by The School District. The Sheriff’s Office will be heightening our presence at the location to deter any “copycat” incidents and the matter will be referred to the Department of Juvenile Justice and the 1st Circuit Solicitor’s Office for prosecution. Make no mistake, these incidents are treated with the seriousness of the potential outcome, anyone found to be making “hoax” or otherwise threatening comments will be prosecuted to the fullest extent that the law allows. The safety of our children is the 1st and primary concern of this agency, which is why Sheriff Summers has a Deputy Sheriff posted at every public school and will continue to do so. Parents, please talk to your children about these incidents and use this as a teachable moment.

Today the Sheriff, members of County Council and County Administration, as well as a host of various elected officals and states agencies celebrated Judge Robert "Bob" Lake, who has honorably served the citizens of Calhoun County for 35 years as Magistrate and Chief Magistrate. "Judge Lake leaves a legacy of wisdom, education and fairness", "I can not even picture law enforcement in Calhoun County without Judge Lake" said Sheriff Thomas Summers. Judge Lake recently announced his retirement near the end of 2017 and today February 6, 2018 marks the end of decades of leadership, mentorship and wisdom with him at the helm. We would like to wish him well in all his future endevours! Good Luck Judge, you will be missed.

It's that time of year once again, we had a special visitor this morning at the Sheriff's Office and after a quick "pat down" it's time to start delivering all the toys collected during the No Shave November event. 55 children and close to $5,000 raised for this year! Great job to all involved and have a safe and Merry Christmas!!!

Calhoun County Government Offices will be closed Monday September 11th, due to adverse weather conditions

Calhoun County Emergency Management, The American Red Cross and the Calhoun County office of DSS will open an emergency shelter at the Calhoun County High School on Sunday September 10th at 5:00 PM. The high school is located at 150 Saints Ave., St. Matthews SC 29135. Security at the shelter will be provided by the Calhoun County Sheriff’s office. Those seeking shelter are reminded to bring blankets, pillows, medications, toys and snacks for children. Also include baby food and diapers and any other comfort items needed. Please like and share this post to get the word out.

The Calhoun County Sheriff is actively seeking qualified applicants for Deputy Sheriff- Class I Officer and 911 Operators- Class IV Officers. Applications can be obtained in person during normal business hours, or online at www.calhounscsheriff.com All applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: Minimum requirements for all positions: Must have High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent Must have clear criminal history Must be a U.S. citizen Must possess a valid South Carolina Driver’s license with clean driving history Credit history must show financial stability Satisfactory past employment history Must pass drug screen and submit to random testing Must meet satisfactory standard for all pre-employment testing and interviews Must be at least 18 years old Additional requirements for Deputy Sheriff: Must be at least 21 years old Must submit to and pass a polygraph examination Must receive satisfactory medical evaluation Must be able to complete certification standards set forth by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy within one year of employment Standard Benefits: Health Insurance Short / Long Term Disability Dental Insurance Accident Insurance Vision Insurance Cancer Supplemental Insurance Life Insurance State Retirement Deputy Sheriff: $28,000 per year uncertified - $31,000 per year certified Uniform and telephone monthly allowance Take home patrol vehicle Uniforms, training and equipment provided Telecommunications Operator: $24,000 per year uncertified - $26,500 per year certified Uniforms and training provided

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the wonderful folks at Dukes & Harley Funeral Home, Calhoun Convalescent Center & Stepping Stones Learning Center for all the food, fellowship and great candy! Thank you all for your support and the appreciation you show us and the community everyday!

UPDATE: This Morning, 4/25/2017, members of the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office Investigations unit, along with Richland County Sheriff's Deputies and the United States Marshal's Fugitive Task Force raided an apartment in the Eastover community and took Derrick Mills into custody. "I would like to thank Calhoun County Investigations Sgt. Jimmy Orso, the Richland County Sheriff's Department and the Marshal's Fugitive Task Force for their tireless efforts in brining this dangerous individual into custody" Sheriff Summers said. December 15, 2014 A Columbia man died in a shooting that occurred in Calhoun County over the weekend. According to Calhoun County Sheriff Thomas Summers, deputies responded to reports of shots fired at an abandoned house on Falcon Lane early Saturday evening. According to the Sheriff, responding deputies discovered Charles Brown, 38, of Columbia, had died as a result of a gunshot wound. “Our initial investigation has led us to charge two individuals that were responsible for Mr. Brown’s death. One of those individuals has been apprehended and the other is still at large”, said Sheriff Summers. Arrested and charged with Murder and Armed Robbery was Quinton Mills, 21, of 905 Old State Rd., Gaston, SC. Murder and Armed Robbery warrants have been issued for Derrick Mills, 42, of 905 Old State Rd., Gaston, SC.

The Sheriff's Office as well as County Administrative offices will be closing at 2 P.M. in preperation for the bad weather. Sheriff Summers urges all citizens to stay off the roadways, stay indoors and have a plan in place in the event of a tornado.

On Friday March 17th Sheriff Summers along with Master Deputy Terry Snead conducted the D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony for children of the Sandy Run K-8. Thank you to all who attended and also Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This is video of a burglary suspect from the Old Belleville area from the week of 1/23/2017. If you recognize this individual, please contact the Investigations Division at 803-874-2741