OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS AND INTELLIGENCE



OVERVIEW
The SCDC Office of Investigations and Intelligence consists of the Division of Investigations and the Division of Intelligence Operations. The Division of Investigations consists of agents who are SCCJA certified Class I law enforcement officers. The Division of Intelligence Operations includes the Criminal Analysts Unit along with evidence, training and records management.

The Division of Investigations is responsible for assigning agents as needed to investigate criminal acts (suspected and/ or alleged) which are believed to have been committed by SCDC inmates, employees, or others when the crime relates to the Agency. Investigations are also responsible for assigning agents as needed to conduct administrative investigations of serious violations of agency policies, procedures, rules, or regulations. The K-9 Unit also works diligently to assist in contraband control.

The Division of Intelligence Operations is responsible for gathering, compiling, analyzing and disseminating data that is extracted from multiple sources to aid in combating gang activity, contraband cellphones, and criminal activity. This division is also responsible for tactical and strategic trend analysis and statistical presentations to aid in criminal investigations.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
The structure of the Office of Investigations and Intelligence is detailed in this chart .

OUTSIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT INTERVIEWS WITH INMATES
Requests from outside law enforcement entities to meet with or speak with an inmate in the SCDC should be directed to the Office of Investigations and Intelligence. Agents will assist in coordinating any approved law enforcement visits with the institution.

Requests may be submitted electronically: (preferred method)
InvestigationsIntelligence@doc.sc.gov

Through US Mail:
Office of Investigations and Intelligence
South Carolina Department of Corrections
Post Office Box 21787
Columbia, SC 29210

By phone:
803-896-4766
803-896-8507
803-896-5214


CELLPHONE AND SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS

The use of cellphones and social media sites by offenders in the custody of the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) is strictly prohibited. This activity constitutes a security violation/possession of contraband and appropriate disciplinary actions will be taken.

If you know of an SCDC offender who has a cellphone or maintains information on a social networking website, please report the suspicious activity using the form provided.

public.doc.state.sc.us/social-media-tips

Tips may be submitted anonymously.

SERVICE OF ARREST WARRANTS ON SCDC INMATES
Service of arrest warrants upon SCDC inmates and bond hearings for the warrants served is coordinated through the SCDC Office of General Counsel in compliance with the SC Court Administration instructions.

SUBPOENAS FOR INMATE PHONE RECORDS
  • Subpoenas for inmate phone records prior to January of 2012 should be submitted to the following:
  • Mel Khanthavong or Angela Perry
    Securus Technologies
    3000 Kellway Drive Suite 150
    Carrollton, TX 75006

  • Subpoenas for inmate phone records on or after January of 2012 should be submitted to the following:
  • Andrea Melera
    Executive Assistant - Legal
    Global Tel*Link Corporation
    12021 Sunset Hill Road #100
    Reston, VA 20190