Civil Process Warrants
No, it is the responsibility of the landlord and/or the representative(s) of the plaintiff (landlord) to remove items such as furniture and trash from the property that the defendant(s) are being evicted from.
Restraining Orders are filed in Sumter County Summary Court.
Yes. Sumter County Sheriff’s Office must be contacted for a quote.
Additionally, family members and friends can call Access Corrections, toll free, at 1-866-394-0490 or go to accesscorrections.com.
- Put your name and return address on the envelope; and
- Put the inmate’s full name — the name he or she is booked under — on the envelope.
1250 Winkles Road Sumter, SC 29153
ALL incoming mail will be inspected for contraband. Any mail found to contain contraband will be held by the detention center and could serve as the basis for disciplinary or criminal charges, or could be returned to the sender.
Inmates are allowed one (1) 30-minute visit per day and only two (2) visitors are allowed each visit. Inmates are allowed a total of two (2) 30-minute visits per week. All visitors must be signed in 15 minutes before the scheduled visitation time.
Visitation schedules vary by inmate housing units.
Please call (803) 436-2353 for housing unit visitation schedules.
Bond hearings are conducted Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Bond hearings are held as needed on the weekends and on holidays with no afternoon sessions for these hearings.
Bond hearings times are subject to change upon discretion of the Magistrate Judge. Call (803) 436-2340 to verify bond hearing times.
Inmate account information is confidential and cannot be shared, however, the inmate can choose to disclose the amount of money in his or her account to an outside party.
A bonding agency must be contacted too initiate a surety bond. Sumter County Sheriff's Office personnel cannot give advice on the selection of bonding agencies. Once a bond is secured with a bonding agency, that agency will make the arrangements with the courts to secure the discharge documents needed to process the inmate's release.
Inmates are given personal call privileges upon their request during the intake process. Subsequent calls are made on the inmate telephone system located in the housing unit.
Arrangements will be made by staff members for the inmate to see the chaplain for the detention center.
Job Duties / Recruitment
Yes, deputies work 12-hour shifts. In a 28-day cycle, a deputy will work 14 days and will have 14 days off.
This test and qualifying time is set by South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.
TABE Test (Test of Adult Basic Education) — ACCUPLACER
Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) Testing Center administers the TABE Test to prospective employees of Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. A $25 fee, paid by the applicant, is required for the test.
The TABE Test is offered from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays by appointment only. Call (803) 778-1961 to schedule a testing appointment.
Study material is provided by CCTC.
Sumter County Sheriff's Office considers a score of 250 or higher a passing score.
Class I deputies attend a 4-week pre-academy course at Central Carolina Technical College before attending 8 weeks of instruction at South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, for a total of 12 weeks.
Class II detention officers attend 3 weeks of instruction at South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.
Class III deputies attend 2 weeks of training at Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and must pass a test administered by South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.
Class III applicants must take a polygraph and psychological exam. The physical agility test is not required.
Yes, you will receive an annual salary increase for the highest degree you hold. See below:
Associate Degree — 2.5%
Bachelor's Degree — 5%
Master's Degree — 5%
Contact our recruitment officer, Lt. James Dukes, by calling (803) 436-2048 or by sending him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also visit our office at 1281 N. Main St. in Sumter.
For an emergency, call 911.
For a non-emergency, call dispatch at (803) 436-2775.
To have a deputy respond to your location, call dispatch at (803) 436-2775, the non-emergency number.
You can also file a report over the phone by calling (803) 436-2000 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (803) 436-2775 to file a report over the phone after hours and on weekends.
Call (803) 436-2775, the non-emergency dispatch number, or fill this form to report a crime electronically.
Yes. Fill out this form to request a temporary property check, call the sheriff’s office at (803) 436-2000 or call dispatch at (803) 436-2775 to have patrol deputies check your property while you're away.
Fill out this complaint/request form or call the patrol captain at (803) 436-2364.
Citizens Assistance Unit / Records
Residents can only get a permit in the county where he or she lives and the first permit is free. Additional permits or replacement permits cost $10.
Call (803) 436-2000 for more information.
Summons & Complaint, Subpoena, Mechanics Lien — $15
Executions, Writs, and all Family Court services —$25
PO Box 430
Sumter, SC 29151
Sex Offender Registry
S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services can set these types of restrictions if an offender is under an agent's supervision. However, there are no state laws that prohibit an offender from being around children, unless a specific child is a victim.
All offenders are set to register on a specific schedule based on their birthdays.
Residential restrictions for sex offenders are set forth by on S.C. Code 23-3-535(B). This law states that an offender under residential restrictions cannot live within 1000 feet of a school, daycare center, children’s recreational facility, park or public playground.
Residential restrictions only apply to offenders convicted of certain offenses.