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Detention Center

Moncks Corner
843.723.3800 ext. 4546
St. Stephen
843.567.3136 ext. 4546
(F) 843.719.4592
Office Hours
9am-5pm M-F
300 California Avenue
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Additional Information
Capt Novak

Captain Keith Novak, Director

Captain Novak comes to Berkeley County as a veteran of Law enforcement and has served as a manager for over 26 years. He was promoted through the ranks of supervision to the level of executive management. Captain Novak held title of Chief Deputy for Charleston County and served as Jail Administrator of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center. The Captain was instrumental in obtaining the funding and staffing for the Charleston County Detention Center which was one the largest facility of its kind in State of South Carolina. He has worked closely with The SC Association of Counties, South Carolina Department of Corrections and served on The Local Law Enforcement Committee in Charleston.

The Captain also served as a safety/risk manager for the Sheriff’s Office and was also a certified trainer and instructor. Instructor Certifications/Training included however not limited to:

  • SC Criminal Justice Academy Certified Basic Instructor
  • SC Criminal Justice Academy Certified Driving Instructor
  • SC Criminal Justice Academy Defensive Tactics Instructor PPCT (Pressure Point Control Tactics)
  • SC Criminal Justice Academy Defensive Tactics Instructor PPCT – Spontaneous Knife Defense System Instructor
  • SC Criminal Justice Academy & Trident Technical College Advanced Police Media Relations
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police – SWAT Supervisor Tactics and Management

Captain Novak was The SWAT Commander for Charleston County Police Department and later the Sheriff’s Office where he commanded over 45 team members. He served in the position for 23 years. The team was responsible for serving all high risk, search and arrest warrants, conduct hostage rescue and support our local law enforcement communities. The team responded to well over a thousand responses by air land and sea. The team is the primary response team for the Base Charleston assets and is the support team for the State Law Enforcement Team (SLED)

He also served as a board member with Agape Ministries, managing federally funded rehabilitation programs for fathers and mothers who have fallen on difficult times while raising their children. Captain Novak served with Hospice of Charleston for four years as an eleventh hour volunteer. He cared for cancer patients and their families during those critical hours of life. Captain Novak maintains the open door policy and welcomes his staff and the community. He looks forward to serving the citizens of Berkeley County.

Mission statement
To provide safety and security to all inmates that are detained at the County's Detention Center, and to insure that city, county, state, and federal laws and regulations are enforced.

Click here to get information on Visitation, including visiting hours and visiting rules and regulations, and proper attire; how to send an inmate Mail; how to Send Money to be deposited into an inmate's canteen account; Property Release rules and Release of Inmates information.

Click here to search for details on current Detention Center inmates. This will only provide information on inmates that are currently housed at the Hill Finklea Detention Center, not on persons who may have been booked and already released from the facility.

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