Sheriff's OfficeSheriff's Office

The Horry County Sheriff's Office is responsible for numerous tasks including judicial security, processing warrants, fingerprinting services, registration of sex offenders, funeral escorts, providing background checks and operating the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Special Operations Division

Administration Operations

Administrative Division

The Administrative Division encompasses a variety of special assignments and is managed by the Captain of the Administrative Division.

Guest Services

As guests arrive at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, you will be greeted by the Lobby Security Officer. The lobby is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Lobby Security Officers assist friends and family members with viewing bond hearings, transferring of inmate property and general question or concerns. All guests that enter the detention center property are subject to the Laws, Rules and Regulations of the State of South Carolina and Horry County Government.  This includes but is not limited to the department's right to search all visitor’s persons, packages, and vehicles.

Visitation Officers are assigned under the Administrative Division and assist guests with video visitation of inmates housed at the facility.  For visitor information,  click here.

Contact

J. Reuben Long Detention Center
4150 J. Reuben Long Avenue 
Conway, SC 29526 
(843) 915-5140

Lobby Security Staff

Sergeant R. Schomp, Supervisor
Email:  schompr@horrycounty.org

Training

Training Division

The J. Reuben Long Detention Center Training Division is designed to keep corrections officers ready to meet the challenges of law enforcement issues. The unit was established with the philosophy that effective law enforcement comes with trained and educated personnel.  As liability issues increase, training becomes one of the most important aspects of any agency. Deputies and corrections officers receive 40 hours of annual training. Areas of training include firearm, response to resistance, defensive tactics, defensive driving, first aid, CPR, computer operations, crime scene protection and preservation, legal updates and more. These training opportunities serve to improve the performance of our personnel, better enabling our personnel to serve the public. The Sheriff’s Office maintains several in-house instructors on topics that are taught on a regular basis and brings instructors to the facility to train on special topics. The curriculum is maintained and updated by the training staff to ensure the material taught is applicable and current. The Training Division is also responsible for preparing new recruits for the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.  Recruits also attend the Training Division Orientation program. 

Hiring Process

To become a Corrections Officer at the Detention Center, an applicant must pass each of the following:

1. Written Exam
2. Physical Agility Test (Click here for Information )
3. Background Investigation
4. Credit Check
5. Oral Interview
6. Medical Exam

Once an applicant satisfies the requirements and is hired, he or she will undergo two distinct phases of training. 

Phase One
Phase One includes the completion of a six-week training program, conducted at the facility.
1.  Direct Supervision Theory and Applications
2.  Roles and responsibilities of a correctional officer
3.  Ethics
4.  Contraband
5.  Defensive Tactics
6.  Restraint Techniques
7.  Booking and releasing inmates
8.  Reporting and record-keeping
9.  Supervising Inmates
10. Emergency Procedures
11. CPR/First Aid
12. Gangs
13. PREA

Phase Two  
Phase Two requires the officer, within the first year of employment, to complete the three-week Basic Jail training course taught at the Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia, South Carolina. Classes taught at the Academy will include:
1. Criminal Justice System and Process
2. Classification of Inmates
3. Contraband 
4. Defensive Tactics
5. Medical Issues
6. Restraints
7. Supervising Inmates
8. Booking Procedures
9. Transporting Inmates
10. Gangs
11. Jail Security and Searches
12. Stress Management
13. Interpersonal Communication Skills
14. Report Writing
15. Juvenile Procedures
16. Drug Identification

*Corrections Officers work a 12.25-hour shift. Shifts are day shift (6 a.m. - 6 p.m.) or night shift (6 p.m. - 6 a.m.) with a rotating weekly schedule (Week A - Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday;  Week B- Wednesday and Thursday.) 

*The Detention Center provides a minimum of 40 hours of annual training for all corrections officers.

Contact

Lieutenant R. Butler
butlerr@horrycounty.org
(843) 915-6902


J. Reuben Long Detention Center
Attention:  Training Division
4150 J. Reuben Long Avenue
Conway, SC  29526
843-915-6902 office
843-915-6132 Fax

Employment

To request an application for employment, please click on the hyperlink below.  Please include your name and address in the e-mail.

Employment Application Packet - word doc. - able to type information

Release Waiver - pdf

Horry County HR Application - word doc. - able to type information

Home Detention / Electronic Monitoring

The Home Detention Office is located in an annex at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. This unit operates as a non-funded operation requiring participants to pay the device rental fees.  The courts often order a specific type of monitoring as a condition of bond at the time bond is set.  Also, offenders can be monitored while serving a sentence for specific charges or monitored for alcohol.   The Home Detention Office uses the BTag GPS device which has the capability to track real-time individual movement as well as utilize exclusion zones input into the system through aerial mapping.  They also utilize an alcohol monitoring device known as SCRAM.  This tamper-resistant unit is worn around the ankle taking continuous transdermal "alcohol level" readings 24/7.  Alcohol violation alerts are sent immediately to the Home Detention Officers. 

There are several methods of Home Detention:  GPS (via the use of satellites), RF monitoring (radio frequency).  The office also provides SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring).  All clients on Home Detention are still considered incarcerated, but these methods allow them to live in their own homes.  All bracelets are tamper-resistant.   Participants must pay a standard usage fee weekly to the Home Detention Office.  The RF and SCRAM devices require an analog landline in the residence.  Clients on Home Detention are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does a person stay on Home Detention?
Until the final disposition of the court case or unless the bond is modified beforehand, removing the individual off of home detention.

Do individuals on Home Detention need a telephone line?
A telephone line (analog) is only required if you are on the SCRAM monitoring device or RF monitoring.

What is the cost of Home Detention?
$70.00 GPS, $84.00 SCRAM, $45.00 RF, $25.00 check-in basis only.  Paid weekly at the time of check-in at Home Detention.

What method of payment is accepted for Home Detention?
Cash, Post Office Money Order, or Western Union.

When are check-in days?
Tuesdays and Thursdays from the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

What happens if a person is ordered Home Detention and they do not have a residence in Horry County?
The Home Detention staff will notify the ordering judge and let them be aware of the situation.  If the judge still wants the "family member" placed on Home Detention, then the judge will order a monitoring company that is based outside of Horry County to handle the case. 


Contact

Lieutenant R. Butler
butlerr@horrycounty.org
(843) 915-6903
IT Services

The Information Technology (IT) department is responsible for ensuring the reliability and security of the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. The department specializes in security electronics, database management, networking and computer forensics. The department oversees all security and electronic monitoring systems, video visitation, video court systems and equipment at the Detention Center. The Information Technology department has received training and certifications from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), the Department of Homeland Security in Digital Evidence Acquisition, image scan through the FBI, and in forensic cell phone extractions through the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED.)

Contact

 
Lieutenant B. Wells
Information Technology
(843) 915-6869
E-Mail:  Wellsb@HorryCounty.org


Eddie Stapleton
Technical Support Specialist

(843) 915-8743
E-Mail:  staplete@HorryCounty.org


Kostandin Laska 
Technical Support Specialist

(843) 915-8737
E-Mail:  laskak@HorryCounty.org

K-9 Program

Deputy Kane

K9 Kane joined the Horry County Sheriff's Office in 2014. Deputy Kane is certified in multiple areas including narcotic detection and is trained in handler protection and apprehension. His skill set and training increases the safety of the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Deputy Kane assists in search operations and other aspects of law enforcement as assigned by the Sheriff or Director of Detention.

Contact

J. Reuben Long Detention Center
4150 J. Reuben Long Avenue
Conway, SC  29526 
(843) 915-8586 

Corporal M. Puckett 
Email: puckettm@horrycounty.org

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