Moncks Corner, S.C.- (Monday, January 11, 2021) – Berkeley County held a ribbon-cutting for its new Forensic Services Building on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. The building is located at 223 North Live Oak Drive in Moncks Corner, behind the Sheriff’s Office. The media is invited to arrive at 3 p.m. to go on an early tour of the facility.
This new building will help strengthen services for Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office. Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb, Sheriff Duane Lewis, Lt. Governor Pamela Evette, and other local and state leaders helped officially open the new facility.
The project consists of a 6,850 square foot building for the Forensic Services Division of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office. The new facility is nearly three times the size of the old evidence building and offers several new features including a new public lobby and conference room. This facility will help streamline daily evidence input through the expansion of the packaging room and forensic laboratories. Many additions were made, including a new vehicle lift, conditioned garage, and back-up generator. These features will help provide a more functional and secure workplace to examine vehicles and larger evidence.
The new building will offer more space to house evidence and will offer support space for Berkeley County Sherriff’s Office Forensic Team as it investigates and researches cases around the County.
-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-