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Welcome to the virtual home of the Pickens Sheriff’s OfficeSheriff-Craig-Silhouette2

We are excited to offer this service to our community and others who are interested in our office. We are a full service law enforcement agency that serves a community of approximately 30,000 full time residents.

It is an honor to serve as your sheriff, and I sincerely want to thank each of you for the trust and support you have given me. Your input and suggestions are important, and we will continue to be available to you, while working diligently to protect the lives and property in Pickens County.

We strive to provide the citizens of Pickens County with a safe place to live with professional, competent, and courteous law enforcement service. Our motto is to “Determined to make a Difference.” We are determined and with your support, together we can make a Difference in our community.

I am so fortunate to serve with such a wonderful group of men and women in the Sheriff’s Office. They are dedicated to serving each of our citizens and visitors of  Pickens County. The public trust in our office is greatly appreciated and serves as a constant reminder of the tremendous responsibilities of our office.

Thank you again for visiting our Web site. If my staff or I can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call on us.


Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy

After filling in with applicants from past classes, the Pickens Sheriff’s Office still has a few slots remaining for the 2014 Sheriff’s Citizens Academy.

The Citizens academy will allow you to learn all about the Sheriff’s Office while having fun and meeting the men and women who work there! The Academy will run on Tuesday and Thursday nights from March 11th through April 10th. Each night you will be fed a delicious supper from one of our sponsors.

Come go on patrol! Learn what to look for at a crime scene! Take a peek at how the deputies are trained and make new friends as you learn how your Sheriff’s Office operates!

Space is limited, so sign up today. Click here for Application

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The missing woman from earlier has been located and she is safe. The Pickens Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Pickens County Fire/EMS, 911, PSO deputies, DNR, GSP, Cherokee Co Search and Rescue, and many volunteers. Job Well Done!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Authorities are searching for a woman in Pickens County who they said suffers from dementia. Diane Parks, 68, is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 130 pounds and has dark brown hair.

Sunday July 27th, 2014 - 9:00 pm

Authorities are searching for a woman in Pickens County who they said suffers from dementia. Diane Parks, 68, is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 130 pounds and has dark brown hair.

Angie Blackwell SimmonsThank The Lord5 hours ago

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***ALERT*** More entering auto cases in Pickens County. Please lock your car doors and take valuables inside. Thefts are occurring after dark and in neighborhoods. Report any suspicious activity to 911. Tell your friends and neighbors. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday July 25th, 2014 - 8:35 pm

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ALERT ***ENTERING AUTO*** We have had a few cases of entering auto in the Bethany Mornings area. Help minimize your risk of being a victim. 1. Lock your car doors. Thieves typically “flip” the handle to see if it is open and then move on. 2. Hide your valuables or take them inside your house. Don’t tempt the thief. 3. Install motion detectors on exterior lights. 4. Be a nosy neighbor. ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 - 10:08 am

Donna PerataTHANKS5 days ago

Jenna ShawShanna Rampley5 days ago

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3rd Annual "Kenzie's Quest For A Cure" July 20, 2014 ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday July 15th, 2014 - 9:00 am

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Congratulations to Deputy Brandon Heath on his award from MADD for making 52 DUI cases. We are proud of you. Job Well Done!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Friday July 11th, 2014 - 2:56 pm


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