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Criminal Investigations

Captain Rick Ollic

Captain Rick Ollic

Rick Ollic is the Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office. Rick’s law enforcement career began in 1986 as a patrol deputy in northern Berkeley County with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office. He graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in 1987 and has attended a myriad of advanced courses throughout his career. Rick’s passion has always been the investigations division and currently supervises, coordinates, manages, leads a team of twelve investigators in all aspects of person and property criminal investigations throughout Berkeley County. Working his way through the ranks, Rick has more than 23 years of hands-on law enforcement experience. He is married to Cathy Orvin Ollic and has two sons Christopher, a sophomore at Newberry College, and Benjamin, a sophomore at St. John’s Christian Academy. Rick and his family are members of the First Baptist Church of Moncks Corner. You may contact Rick by email at or by calling him at 719-4423.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division is comprised of several highly dedicated Deputy's with specialized training that aids in the identification of suspect(s) involved in criminal activity, to include Crimes against Persons, Crimes against Property, and polygraph services. The Criminal Investigation Division has someone on call and available to respond to any incident 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as well as having someone in the office Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 5:00, to assist walk-ins who need to provide statements or further information regarding a case.

Crimes Against Persons includes murder, sexual assault, aggravated assault, armed robbery, child abuse/neglect, and other related offenses.

Crimes Against Property includes burglary, larceny, arson, vehicle break-ins, vehicle theft, fraud, and other related offenses.

Division CommanderOffice Contact
Captain Rick Ollic(843) 719-4423
Admin Asst Marilyn Williams(843) 719-7009
Crimes Against Persons
Sergeant Kevin Murphy(843) 719-4863
Detective Renee Ramsey(843) 719-4419
Detective Brian Fenton(843) 719-4699
Crimes Against Property (South)
Sergeant Bobby Shuler(843) 719-4450
Detective James Riser(843) 719-4748
Detective Dan Wilson(843) 719-4884
Crimes Against Property (North)
Sergeant Kim Milks(843) 719-4721
Detective Mark Fields(843) 719-4449
Detective Shane McDowell(843) 719-4449
Public Walk-Ins
Detective Rikki Cortte(843) 719-4574

The WMD Regional Response Team responds to incidents involving natural, man-made disasters, terrorist events and other incidents involving threats to public safety and national security. WMD Team members receive specialized training in medical assistance, Incident Command, hazardous material handling and firefighting techniques.

Crime Prevention Office is operated by Sergeant Jimmy Ross.

Currently there are 38 active Neighborhood Crime Watches and an additional eight that are in the infancy stages of becoming organized Crime Watches.

Neighborhood Crime Watch is a crime prevention program and is one of the most effective and least costly ways of reducing and/or preventing residential property crimes. It is designed to be a community based effort to assist citizens and police in reducing crime and increasing an overall sense of peace, safety and security in the neighborhood.

Sergeant Ross is able to offer presentations on a various list of topics, such as:

  • Identity Theft
  • Gang Awareness
  • Lighting For Security
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Operation Identification
  • Workplace Violence Prevention

For a full list of topics please call or email Sergeant Ross at

Sergeant Ross also is in charge organizing and conducting our “REAL DEAL” program geared toward troubled young adults. It is based on sort of the SCARED STRAIGHT concept. The parents are required to attend with the youth to the oral and video presentation portion of the program and then the youth are taken to our detention center where they are shown what life in jail would be like.

The Sheriff’s Office is conducting its sixth annual Deputy’s Camp, scheduled for July 15-19, 2013. This camp is geared for students 8-12 years of age and is filled with numerous activities including hands on forensics, DNR archery class, basic first aid, with demonstrations by our K-9 and Special Response Team, as well as field trips to Music in Motion and Whirlin Waters Water Park. This week long experience gives the youth an opportunity to interact with law enforcement in a relaxed atmosphere and see the officers as real people. There is a limit of 50 participants on a first come first serve basis.

Crime Prevention/Crime Watch
Contact – Sergeant Jimmy Ross

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