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Biography of Sheriff H. Wayne DeWitt
Sheriff H. Wayne DeWitt began his law enforcement career in 1972 as a Patrolman with the Holly Hill Police Department. During his tenure, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant before moving on to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office in 1974.
He progressed through the ranks, eventually serving as Chief Deputy. In 1992, he resigned from the Sheriff's Office and accepted a position as a Controlled Substance Inspector for the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).
In 1994, he offered for and was subsequently elected as the Sheriff of Berkeley County South Carolina in January 1995. He has run, unopposed, in each of the following four elections.
Sheriff DeWitt is a graduate of Holly Hill High School and attended The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He is a graduate of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and the National Sheriff's Institute. Throughout his 40 year law enforcement career, Sheriff DeWitt has attended and graduated from numerous specialized training courses.
Sheriff DeWitt is a Past President of the South Carolina Sheriff's Association and currently serves on its Board of Directors. He is a Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the McArthur Masonic Lodge in Goose Creek, South Carolina. He is also a member of the Omar Shrine Temple. Sheriff DeWitt has also served on the Board of Trustees for the Berkeley Electric Co-Operative for the past 21 years.