Sheriff R.A. Strickland

Colleton County Sheriff's Office

112 S. Miller Street Walterboro, SC 29488

Main Phone: (843)549-2211 •  Fax: (843)549-1449

 Non-Emergency Number (Dispatch): (843)782-4420



Criminal Domestic Violence Hotline


If you or a loved one were injured by violence, such as:
Assault Homicide
Domestic Violence
Sexual Assault
Felony DUI w/bodily injury
Felony DUI w/death
Reckless Homicide

The crime must be a criminal offense.
We may be able to help you put the pieces back together.
Contact Colleton Co. Victim's Advocate.

Important Contact Numbers

  Colleton County Sheriff Office 843-549-2211
  Victim/Witness Advocate
843-549-2211 Ext. 2055
  Criminal Domestic Violence Hotline 843-782-3208
  The Department of Social Services  843-549-1894
  14th Solicitor Victim/Witness Advocate 843-549-7193
  Solicitor's Office  843-549-2192
  The Department of Juvenile Justice 843-549-1509
  Rape Crisis Center  1-800-637-7273
  Department of Mental Health  843-549-1551
  Department of Probation and Parole  843-549-5333
  South Carolina Dept. of Corrections  1-800-835-0304
  Drug and Gang Tip Hotline  843-549-6530
  Crime Stoppers of the Low Country  1-800-222-8477
  CODA 24 Hour Crisis Line  1-800-868-2632
  Statewide Victim Assistance Numbers
  SC Victim Assistance Network 

  843-750-1200 or 888-852-1900
  Governor's Officer Div. of Victim Assistance / Crime       Victims Compensation 843-734-1900 or 800-220-5370
  The State Dept. of Social Services 803-735-7222

Lynette Fryar, Victims Advocate


phone: 843-549-2211 ext 2055

mobile: 843-510-3980

fax: 843-549-1449

South Carolina Crime Victims' Responsibilities
You must provide a law enforcement agency with:
Your Legal Name
Current Mailing Address
Current Phone Number

​A Victim who wishes to receive restitution must provide the following:
An itemized list which includes:
A. Value of property stolen, damaged or destroyed

B. Property recovered

C. Medical expenses, counseling expenses or both

D. Income loss as a result of the offense

E. Out of Pocket expenses incurred as a result of the offense

F. Other financial losses that may have been incurred

G. Itemization of financial recovery from insurance, victim's compensation fund, or other sources
The items may be included in a written victim impact statement. A victim who wishes to present for any pleas, trial or sentencing must: Notify the prosecuting agency of his/her desire to be present (may be included in a written victim impact statement).

​A Victim who wishes to submit a written victim impact statement must provide it to the prosecuting agency or summary court judge within appropriate time limits set by the prosecuting agency or summary court judge.  A Victim who wishes to make an oral victim impact statement to the court at sentencing must notify the prosecuting agency or summary court judge in advance of sentencing. 


Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Victim Impact Statement?
A form designed to help protect the rights of crime victims in the SC Criminal Justice System which becomes a part of court records. The statemetn contains offender information, victim information and notification information.

What if I am harassed?
Immediately contact the appropriate Police Department or Sheriff's Office. In case of an emergency call, 911. 

What to do about restitution?
A Victim must provide to the Solicitor's Office or the Court a list of the property that was stolen, damaged, destroyed or recovered, medical expenses, income lost as a result of the crime, and any financial recovery from insurance or compensation (may be included in a written impact statement).

Who is eligible for compensation?
Victims and witnesses of a crime who meet the requirements are eligible for compensation from State Office of Victim Assistance.
Contact your local Victim's Advocate to discuss your eligibility or to qualify.
Call Colleton County Sheriff's Office: 843-549-2211  EXT 2055

South Carolina Crime Victims' Constitutional Rights

To preserve and protect victims' rights to justice and due process regardless of race, sex, age, religion, economic, status, victims of crime have the right to:

  • be treated with fairness, respect and dignity;
  • be free from intimidation or harm throughout the criminal and juvenile justice process;
  • be informed about victims' rights;
  • be reasonably informed about criminal proceedings;
  • be informed if the accused is arrested, released, or escapes;
  • confer with the prosecution before the case is heard in court;
  • be present at criminal proceedings where the accused has the right to be present;
  • be heard at proceedings affecting bond, bail, release, pleas or sentencing;
  • have reasonable access to documents relating to the crime before trial;
  • receive restitution from the adult or juvenile offenders; and
  • a reasonable, prompt and final conclusion of the case.

​The Colleton County Sheriff's Office Victim/Witness Assistance Program is dedicated to assisting and providing services to victims and witnesses. Our specialized staff realize the devastating effects that a criminal act has on a victim or witness. 

The Victim/Witness Assistance Program provides services to victims and witnesses from the time the crime occurs, during the investigation and through participation in the criminal justice system.