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It shall be the mission of the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office to provide for the safety and protection of the citizens and businesses of Greenwood County through proven full service law enforcement practices, including both reactive and proactive responses to criminal activity, to ensure that public interests and constitutionally guaranteed liberties are protected and that the judicial process is followed according to law.
Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office personnel shall achieve this mission by maintaining a high level of work ethics, integrity and ethical standards in the performance of their duty.
Sheriff Dennis D. Kelly
Take Me Home "Project"
What is Take Me Home?
Take Me home is a database for people who may need special assistance if they are alone or in times of emergency. This kind of assistance may be required if the person is unable to speak or properly identify themselves, or if they become disoriented, or act in a manner that could be misinterpreted by first responders. The system includes a current digital picture, demographic information and caregiver contacts. If a person in the Take Me Home system is encountered by a law enforcement officer, the officer can query the Take Me Home system, searching by name or by the person's physical description. Once the individual's Take Me Home record has been located, the officer has the information at hand to appropriately assist the person.
How does it work?
This information is placed in a database that can be accessed in patrol vehicles or back at the law enforcement center. If officers find someone who can't communicate where he or she lives, they can search the database by description and return the person to their loved ones. The system also works in reverse if a loved one goes missing, their picture and description is immediately available.
Commitment from Law Enforcement
There is no charge for the program and there is no enrollment fee. Take Me Home is voluntary for citizens who participate, and all information is kept confidential. However, there is a responsibility and commitment to keep the system updated and current. By submitting updated information it keeps law enforcement informed if they encounter your loved one or if your loved one goes missing.
How to Enroll
We have provided a number of ways you can enroll in the Take Me Home program. You can enroll online by clicking the "Take Me Home Online Enrollment Form" link, downloading a Take Me Home enrollment form from the "Download Take Me Home Enrollment Form" link and fill out at your convenience, or you may stop by the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office and enroll.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Sheriff's Office offer finger print services (blue applicant print cards)?
Yes, we offer finger printing services M-F from 9am-4pm (excluding holidays). This service cost $10.00 per person for up to two print cards. For more information, call 864-942-8600
How do I file a Trespass Notice?
You should send the person(s) a certified letter through the US Postal Service. Request a return receipt and requested delivery if needed. If you are sending the notice to more than one person with the same address, a separate notice must be mailed to each person.
You must then bring a copy of the signed receipt (by the person who is being placed on trespass) as received and a copy of the Trespass Notice to GCSO.
You must keep copies for your records and save the receipt from the Post Office. If the person violates the notice, then they can be charged with "Trespassing After Notice".
Click here to download a Trespass Notice.
At the conclusion of the Citizen’s Academy you will have an understanding of what law enforcement does and the knowledge to help you be an ambassador of the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office. The program also provides you an opportunity to participate in some of the training that a recruit receives while attending the police academy and better qualify you for the efforts you are giving to our community.
During the program duration, classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The final session includes a ride-along with on-duty deputies.
Must Be a Resident of Greenwood County
No Misdemeanor Arrests Within One Year of Application
No Felony Convictions
Must be 18 Years of Age or Older
If you have any questions about the Citizen’s Academy please contact:
Sergeant Chip Davenport