- The Coroner ensures that the citizens of Berkeley County receive the best possible investigation of each death.
- The Coroner ensures that the next- of- kin are kept informed about the status of a death investigation of a family member.
- The Coroner ensures that the citizens of Berkeley County are protected against known hazards that have caused a death by taking corrective measures.
It is the sole responsibility and authority of the Coroner to determine the manner and cause of death of those under his jurisdiction. Duly qualified personnel will conduct investigations in a timely manner. As circumstances warrant, the Coroner may retain the assistance of experts in the fields of pathology, anthropology, toxicology and other fields of forensic science to assist in his investigation. It is the sole decision of the Coroner as to whether an autopsy will be performed.
Trust and confidence in the ability of the Coroner’s Office will be established through cooperation with related agencies and the citizens of Berkeley County. This office will support and provide comfort to surviving family members and their friends through a partnership with Berkeley Crisis Chaplaincy.
The Berkeley County Coroner’s office will maintain its partnership with government agencies, Berkeley County citizens, and community groups to raise awareness and educate the public about preventable deaths.
Berkeley County Receives Funding from National Opioid Settlement
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, January 5, 2023) – Berkeley County has received an initial installment of $368,557 as part of a $26 billion National Opioid Settlement. Funds will be distributed to state…
Berkeley County to Hold Oath of Office Ceremony Tuesday, January 3
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Friday, December 30, 2022) – Berkeley County will hold an Oath of Office ceremony on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Berkeley…
Berkeley County Announces Upcoming Holiday Closures & Hours
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, December 5, 2022) – Berkeley County Government announces its upcoming closures and unique hours for its various facilities during this holiday season. GOVERNMENT OFFICES: All County Government offices…
Berkeley County to Hold In-House Job Fair October 6
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Tuesday, October 4, 2022) – Berkeley County Government is hosting an in-house job fair for open County positions on Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.…
Emergency Response Vehicles Delayed in Berkeley County Throughout Ian
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Friday, September 30, 2022) – Emergency responses across Berkeley County are currently delayed. Due to high winds, high-profile vehicles (i.e. ambulances, fire trucks, and utility vehicles) are periodically suspended…