Operations Captain - Lancaster County Detention Center


Position: Operations-Captain

Salary Range: Starting at $87,450-92,400

The Lancaster County Detention Center is seeking an experienced and motivated leader to add to our staff.  This will be a new position for our facility that will become necessary when our new Detention Center (currently under construction) opens.  In addition to the duties listed below the ideal candidate will have a strong background in policy and process development. As we prepare for the opening of the new facility this position will have the primary responsibility for developing and implementing the new policies and procedures.

Reports to and assists the Jail Administrator with the supervision of daily center operations, ensuring the safety and security of inmates, staff, and the citizens of Lancaster County through the efficient and effective enforcement of policies and procedures.

Supervises subordinate Detention Supervisors; supervisory duties include instructing, planning, and assigning work, reviewing work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, acting on employee problems, selecting new employees, and recommending employee transfers, promotions, discipline, and discharge.  Evaluates the work of subordinates; offers advice and assistance as required.

Coordinates South Carolina Department of Corrections Inspections to make sure minimum standards are met.

Ensures the proper maintenance and timely repair of facility equipment as needed by coordinating with county maintenance.

Conducts weekly inspections of the entire facility, including cells and inmate property.

Receives and reviews time sheets, arrest reports, citation reports, bond payments, commitments, bond hearing certifications, warrants and citations, victim forms, summonses, memos, etc.

Prepares and/or processes performance appraisals, training records, weekly/monthly/annual reports, purchase orders, invoices, and inventory records;

Supervises officers who process jail lists, booking reports, property release forms, hold forms, both Live Scan and physical fingerprint cards, intake forms, visitation logs, daily logs, waivers, various other logs, reports, records, memos, correspondence, etc.

Requires a high school diploma or GED equivalent (preferred educational level of Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or related field) supplemented by ten years of experience as a Detention Center Supervisor, or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Must have successfully completed the required coursework and hold required Detention Center and SCCJA Jail Management certifications.  Must possess a valid S.C. driver's license.


  • Competitive Career Ladder Pay Scale
  • Free On-site Primary Health Care Clinic
  • 24/7 Free Gym Access 
  • State of South Carolina Blue Cross Blue Shield Health & Dental Insurance 
  • Eyemed Vision Insurance 
  • All Uniforms and equipment provided
  • SC Police Retirement 
  • Long Term Disability 
  • Family Medical Leave 
  • Paid Annual Leave and Sick Time (accrued bi-weekly)
  • Bi-weekly Pay Schedule 
  • Employee Wellness Programs 
  • Discount YMCA Membership 
  • Optional 401k and Deferred Comp Plans
  • Optional Short-Term Disability (Colonial Life)



Major Matt Shaw



Resumes should be sent directly to Major Shaw