Berkeley County Sheriff

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C. W. “Butch” Henerey - Berkeley County Sheriff

C. W. “Butch” Henerey was appointed Berkeley County Sheriff by Governor Nikki Haley on February 18, 2015.

Henerey has been involved in law enforcement for thirty-five years. An honor graduate from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, Henerey has completed numerous courses in specialized law enforcement training including the FBI Carolina Command College, FBI Crisis Negotiations, University of North Florida (UNF) Hostage Negotiations, UNF Homicide Investigations, UNF Managing Police Discipline, Medical University of South Carolina Forensic Pathology, The Southeastern Center for Police Law and Liability Management, and the Southeastern Center for Managing High Risk Activities. Previously a certified law enforcement instructor, Henerey also served as a special Deputy with the United States Marshall Services.

Henerey supervised the drafting and implementation of 247 nationally accepted policies by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office. Under Henerey’s leadership, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office was one of only 28 agencies in the state, out of 252 agencies, that was awarded state accreditation on December 6, 2001. The agency has since been awarded national accreditation.

Henerey served as the case agent on the Serial Rape Task Force from 1991 to 1992 and on the Missy McClaughlin Homicide Task Force from 1992 to 1993. The recipient of the 1991 Police Officer of the Year award by the North Charleston Police Department and the Exchange Club of Greater Charleston, Henerey served as a consultant for several television shows including Unsolved Mysteries, Hard Copy and Arrest & Trial.

A Vietnam veteran - Henerey is a charter member of the South Carolina Sheriff’s Association, a member of the National Sheriff’s Association, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Association and the Fraternal Order of Police.

Henerey resides in Moncks Corner with his wife of 30 years, Jayne – a senior analyst of risk management for C & S Wholesale Grocers. They have three adult children and three grandchildren. Together, they attend Smyrna United Methodist Church, where Henerey had previously served as Lay Leader.