Detention Office of Professional Standards

The Office of Professional Standards Sergeant assists with the recruiting, testing, and hiring of new officers. To assure quality and professional standards, each new officer must file a detailed application and provide numerous required documents, including, but not limited to, high school diploma, photograph, birth certificate, military DD214, driver’s history, social security card, etc. Interviews, background investigations, criminal history checks, driving record checks, polygraph testing, medical examinations and drug testing are part of the required standards

Internal Affairs


The Office of Professional Standards Sergeant also heads the Internal Affairs Unit of the Detention Division. All allegations of staff misconduct are investigated professionally and thoroughly. If the allegations are found to be true, then appropriate disciplinary action is taken. If the allegation is found to be credible, and is alleging a criminal act, then the Internal Affairs Unit will refer the allegation to the Enforcement Division for a criminal investigation.

Prison Rape Elimination Act


The Officer of Professional Standards Sergeant also serves as the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Coordinator. The PREA Coordinator is responsible to maintain all policies and records (staff and volunteer training, inmate education, statistics, etc.) in order for the York County Detention Center to be in compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003. If you would like to file a complaint in regards to sexual abuse in the York County Detention Center, you can contact the Office of Professional Standards at 803-628-3083 or you can contact the York County Sheriff’s Office, Law Enforcement Division.

View PREA Annual Reports.