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Message from the Sheriff



Welcome to the official website of the Oconee County Sheriff's Office! Sheriff Mike Crenshaw leads the men and women that serve to protect the citizens who choose to make this community their home as well as the many visitors that frequent our beautiful county. Oconee County is home to approximately 80,000 residents. We patrol 674 square miles which includes 47 square miles of water. The Sheriff's Office is responsible for law enforcement services in the unincorporated areas of our county as well as the operation and safety of the Oconee County Detention Center, the 911 Emergency Operations Center, and the Oconee County Animal Shelter. 

Mike Crenshaw, Sheriff




We will be courteous, just, and impartial in all of our interactions. We respect law and order and the individual. We will apply our knowledge and experience for the best advantage of all concerned. We will treat everyone with dignity and our decisions shall be made without personal favor.


We  value  each other, all citizens as well as different points of view regardless of race, gender, appearance, individual beliefs or lifestyles.


We are courageous not just physically in the face of danger but also morally in our ability to make the right choice even when the decision is unpopular or others cannot or will not act.


We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all people. We commit to creating authentic relationships and aspire to recognize, understand and value all aspects of diversity in our county.


We do the right thing even in the most challenging situations. We hold ourselves and coworkers accountable to be honest, trustworthy, responsible, and ethical. Integrity is our moral compass against corruption.


We serve with honor and integrity  through our actions, conduct,  and job performance even at

personal cost. We constantly  strive toward ever-rising  standards. We come to work each day with a positive attitude.


Mission Statement

The men and women of the Sheriff’s Office are committed to making Oconee County a safer place to live, work, and play. All members of our agency will employ effective Community Policing strategies, with a focus on solving problems that lead to crimes in our neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces. We will strive to improve the quality of life for all of our citizens. This mission will be accomplished by building a partnership with the community we serve, maintaining high standards of accountability, and proactively but fairly enforcing our laws. We are dedicated to building a strong Oconee by being united with our community.


Oconee County Sheriff's Office

300 South Church St, Walhalla, SC 29691


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