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Background Checks


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A background check or background investigation is the process of looking up and compiling criminal records, commercial records, and financial records of an individual or an organization.

Darlington County Sheriff's Office provides this service at a cost of $5.00 during the hours of 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Mondays to Fridays.

What information do I need to to run a background check?

What does a background check entail?

What does a background check look for?

Why should I run background checks?

Are background checks required by law?

Do I need to get permission?

What does a standard background check show and is the same background check package appropriate for all applicants in all industries?

What background check product should I at a minimum consider?

How long do screenings typically take and how are they done?

How far into the past can screenings go?

How often should background screenings be run?

What happens if I choose to decline an employment applicant based on the background screening?



Darlington County
Sheriff's Office

1621 Harry Byrd Highway
Darlington, SC 29532

Phone: 843-398-4501
After hours/Non-Emergency: 843-398-4920

Fax: 843-398-4502

Sheriff Chavis
Sheriff Tony Chavis

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Chief Edwards
Chief Joshua Edwards
Chief Deputy
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Lt. Capers
Captain Kaynnera T. Capers
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Lt. Kilgo
Lieutenant Robby Kilgo
Executive Officer
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Valerie Freeman
Lieutenant Valerie Freeman
Administration Lieutenant
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Lieutenant Cusack
Lieutenant Charles "Neal" Cusack
CID Lieutenant
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Lt. Hall
Lieutenant Michael Hall
Patrol Lieutenant
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Lieutenant Larry Stivender 1
Lieutenant Larry Stivender
SVU Lieutenant
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Edith Robinson
Executive Administrator
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