While law enforcement is the primary responsibility of the Sheriff’s Office, involvement in the community is also an important element of our service to Anderson County.
The Anderson County Sheriff's Office is involved in the community on many levels, and the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office interact with the citizens they serve through a variety of community events and programs.
Some of these community programs include organizing the annual Anderson Sheriff's Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament to raise money for scholarships for deputies and Sheriff's Office employees. For additional information, or to participate in this event, please contact the Sheriff's Office at (864)-260-4421. Other activities include the Honor Flight program that makes it possible for World War II veterans visit their memorial in Washington, DC at no charge.
Another community outreach program is the Anderson County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post. This post, which has won numerous awards, is made possible by the hard work and dedication given by the Deputies that Volunteer to give their time to this endeavor. The Explorer Program is a unique career opportunity for young men and women ages 14 (and have completed the 8th grade) to age 20. The program provides an ideal link between the academic environment and the real world. For further information about the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post, contact: Deputy Caleb Carroll, Explorer Advisor, at 305 Camson Rd. Anderson, SC 29625, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Services Unit exists to promote cooperation between the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and the community in which it serves, by providing Community Services throughout the Anderson County, as needed and requested.
The Citizens Academy is an opportunity for community leaders to learn more about the various functions of the Sheriff’s Office. The CERT program (Community Emergency Response Team) educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact our area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
All in all, these are just a few of the activities that the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office participates in on a regular basis.