|Bamberg County Sheriff's Office|
Our primary duty is to protect the life and property of all citizens in Bamberg County. It is the goal of the Bamberg County Sheriff's Department to reduce both crime and the fear of crime throughout Bamberg County. From our derived authority, we seek to fortify the public trust.
J. Edward Darnell - Sheriff
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Ed Darnell was appointed by Governor Edwards to fill the vacancy of Sheriff of Bamberg County in 1978. He has been committed to serving the citizens of Bamberg County for 29 years.
Sheriff Darnell attended the public schools in Bamberg County and graduated from Denmark High School in 1954. His career began in law enforcement in 1972 when he joined the Denmark Police Department. In 1973 Sheriff Darnell graduated from the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy. He served as an officer of the Denmark Police Department from 1972 until 1978. He attended the National Sheriff's institute in 1983. He was President of the Sheriff's Association in 1986 and voted "Sheriff of the Year" in 2001. Sheriff Darnell is retired from the S. C. Army National Guard and a member of the Denmark Masonic Lodge 246.
Brenda Mixon, Administrative Assistant