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Detention Center
Contact
Kelvin Jones
Director

Pamela Smith
Administrative Assistant

Law Enforcement Center
409 Cemetery Road
Varnville, SC  29944

Phone: (803) 914-2222
Phone: (803) 914-2223
Fax: (803) 914-2227

Office Hours
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Center Hours
24 hours - 7 days a week
Department Functions
The Detention Center is a primary resource for the local criminal justice system. It is used to address the need for detention at various points in the criminal justice process.  The function of the Detention Center is to house sentenced and un-sentenced inmates.  They serve multiple law enforcement agencies including local police, sheriff, state police, conservation officers, and federal authorities.  The Detention Center also serve prosecutors, the courts, and probation and parole agencies.  The Detention Center serves these entities by holding the individuals taken into custody.  The Detention Center responds to many needs in the criminal justice system and serves as an integral role within that system.  The needs are dynamic and influenced by the policies, practices, and philosophies of the various users of the Detention Center.  Staff also helps with the rehabilitation of law offenders to become more productive individuals in society.  

Goals
  • Certify current employees as instructors to facilitate in-house training programs
  • Educate the community of the duties and responsibilities of the Detention Center by attending various community events
  • Conduct "Scared Straight" programs for young offenders
  • 100% academy certification for officers within twelve months of hire

Responsibilities
  • Provides protection to the Community and Society from law offenders
  • Assures the safety of the law offenders from Society
  • Assures the security of the law offenders from Society
  • Offer the same precautions to the Individuals who are risking their lives every day (the Officers)
  • Help with efforts to try to Rehabilitate law offenders to become a more productive individual in the community and society
  • Work with the citizens of Hampton County trying to provide the answers to many questions in dealing with law offenders that may pertain to them or outside agencies
  • Perform the duties that are required by the criminal justice standards to be done
  • Assist other Detention centers, Agencies and Private law firms