Criminal Investigations

Captain Bobby Shuler

Captain Bobby Shuler

Captain Bobby Shuler is a native of South Carolina. Captain Shuler has been married to the former Angela Gail English for 25 years and has three children, Christopher, Jeffery and Ashlyn and a grandson.

Captain Shuler enlisted in the United States Air Force upon graduation from High School in 1986 and has served on several overseas deployments. Following 27 years, 15 of which with the Florida Air National Guard, of honorable service, Bobby was advanced to Chief Master Sergeant (E-9) and currently serves as Security Forces Manager with the 125 Security Forces Squadron of the Florida Air National Guard in Jacksonville, Florida.

Captain Shuler began his career in law enforcement as a Reserve Deputy with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 and went full-time in 1999. He had five years of experience with the Uniformed Patrol Division before becoming a Detective with the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) in 2004. While serving in the Criminal Investigations Division, he attained the rank of Detective Sergeant and served as such until his promotion to Captain in April 2014.

Captain Shuler is working on his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice with the Community College of the Air Force. He is a certified Firearms Instructor and Specific Skills Instructor, as well as a certified TASER Instructor. Captain Shuler serves Assistant Team Leader and Logistics Officer for the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT). Captain Shuler is also an Assistant Advisor for the Police Explorer Post 700.

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 Commander Office Contact
 
Captain Bobby Shuler 843-719-4450
Admin Asst (VACANT) 843-719-7009
 
Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force/Division Lieutenant
Detective Lieutenant Kevin P. Murphy
 
Crimes Against Persons
Detective Sergeant Kim Milks (White Collar Crimes) 843-719-4863
Detective Corporal Brian Fenton 843-719-4699
Detective Corporal Rikki Cortte 843-719-4574
 
Crimes Against Property
Detective Sergeant Renee Ramsey 843-719-4419
Detective Corporal Dan Wilson 843-719-4884
Detective Corporal Tom Tanner 843-719-4344
Detective Corporal Mark Fields 843-719-4449
Detective Corporal Brent Fenton 843-719-4354
 
Non-Ferrous Metals Permits/Solicitation Permits 
Corporal F. “Butch” Rivers 843-719-4178
 
Crime Prevention Office
Sergeant Jimmie Ross 843-719-4713

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:
843-719-4713
jimmy.ross@berkeleycountysc.gov

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 conducts an annual Deputy’s Camp. 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.  Camp dates will be posted as they are scheduled.

Crime Prevention/Crime Watch
Contact – Sergeant Jimmy Ross
843-719-4713
jimmy.ross@berkeleycountysc.gov