Aiken County Crime

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is responsible for law enforcement outside of communities possessing their own police forces in the 1,080 square miles that make up Aiken County, South Carolina.

Divisions include Administrative, Communications, Investigations, Juvenile, Narcotics, Public Information, Records, Training, Uniform Patrol, Civil Process and Aiken County Detention Center.

Patrol responsibilities for the county are divided into nine patrol zones. A Special Operations team includes a SWAT, or Special Weapons and Tactics team and a Criminal Interdiction Unit made up of three deputies and their K-9 units. The Aiken Bloodhound Team includes deputies and officers from ACSO, Aiken DPS and North Augusta DPS.

Information courtesy Aiken County Sheriff's Office website.

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Reward offered in 2 slayings

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering rewards in two unsolved Aiken County homicides this year.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Friday, April 24, 2015

Aiken teen charged in armed robbery

An Aiken teen charged with the armed robbery of an Aiken business told police he was forced to commit the crime.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Monday, April 20, 2015

2 Aiken men sentenced on gun charges

Two Aiken men were sentenced in federal court, each on charges of a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
By Doug Stutsman | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Birthday reminder of unsolved slaying

Travis Smith, 28, was standing outside a Ridgeview Manor apartment on Bradleyville Road in North Augusta on Sept. 29, 2012 when he was shot by two hooded men.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Sunday, April 12, 2015

Officer-involved shooting to go back to grand jury

The prosecutor expects to make a second pitch to a Edgefield County grand jury for a felony indictment against a North Augusta public safety officer who shot a 68-year-old man to death last year.
By Sandy Hodson | Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Aiken man charged in girlfriend's death

A 32-year-old man has been charged in the "careless handling" shooting death of his girlfriend at her Aiken home.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Aiken woman, 31, fatally shot

A 31-year-old Aiken woman was pronounced dead this morning at Aiken Regional Medical Center.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Rain deters investigation of fatal shooting 15 years ago

Clifford "Wayne" Williams, 48, had been drinking at the Highlander Pub on Georgia Avenue on Sept. 18, 2000, when he was shot in the chest by another patron.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Sunday, March 29, 2015

Aiken County fugitive arrested in Augusta

A fugitive wanted by the Aiken Department of Public Safety was arrested Thursday in Richmond County.
By Doug Stutsman | Friday, March 27, 2015

Suspect arrested in Aiken house arson

An anonymous tip led Aiken County deputies to a man suspected of setting fire to an Augusta Road home on Monday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Thursday, March 26, 2015

Aiken deputies seek North Augusta man

Aiken County police are asking for help in their search for Michael Craig Bellamy, 24, for drug violations, who had a last known address of 649 Hutchinson Drive in North Augusta.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Thursday, March 19, 2015

Graniteville man arrested after causing bus crash

The South Carolina Highway patrol arrested a Graniteville man Wednesday who they say caused a three-vehicle wreck in Aiken County and fled authorities after attempting to pass a stopped school bus ...
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Three arrested in Aiken drug raid

Aiken Public Safety narcotics investigators seized 1 lb. of marijuana, two handguns and an undisclosed amount of cash during the raid at 826 Dillion Avenue.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Thursday, March 5, 2015

Warrenville man crashes car into building, charged with DUI

A Warrenville man has been charged with DUI after crashing into the Margaret J. Weston Medical Center early Friday.
By Doug Stutsman | Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Three arrested in Aiken County EBT fraud

Three people were arrested Thursday when Aiken County authorities concluded a six-month investigation into EBT fraud at a Warrenville store.
Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Two middle school students charged with gun possession

Aiken Public Safety investigators charged two middle school students Wednesday with possessing a gun on school grounds.
By Doug Stutsman | Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

K-9 named for fallen officer hard at work

Scooter - named after fallen Officer Scotty Richardson - has big shoes to fill at the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Police seek public's help in Aiken County homicide

Aiken County authorities are asking for help in the unsolved homicide of Kevin Michael Holder in 2013. Holder was found with a fatal gunshot wound on April 30, 2013.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

North Augusta public safety to add body cameras to uniform

North Augusta officials say the city's public safety officers do everything by the book.To prove it, they'll be equipping officers with body-worn cameras.
By Travis Highfield | Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

North Augusta police seeking a person of interest

North Augusta police are seeking a person of interest in a January unsolved homicide. Terry Odell Dumas, known as "Ice," 19, has been connected to an attempted murder at Ridgeview Manor.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Monday, Feb. 16, 2015
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