Detention Division

Commanding Officers

Captain Doyle Carpenter

Captain Carpenter began his career with the City of Anderson Police Department’s Uniform Patrol Division in 1994. In 1997, Carpenter was transferred to the Community Patrol Division, as the Public Housing Officer. Carpenter was responsible for patrolling six apartment complexes for the Anderson Housing Authority. Carpenter later transferred to the Community Patrol Bike Team and was assigned to the southeast side of the city. As an officer on the Bike Team, Carpenter patrolled assigned areas on a mountain bike, attended community crime watches, performed talks at area schools, led Christmas toy drives, assisted with Easter Seals, Special Olympics, and established positive ties with the communities he patrolled. Carpenter achieved the rank of Sergeant while on the Bike Team. Carpenter was in charge of supervising the team, the public housing officer, and school resource officers. Carpenter also received training as a negotiator and served as one of the Special Response Teams’ crisis negotiators. In 2002, Carpenter transferred to Criminal Investigations as an Investigator of Property Crimes. 

During this time he completed the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy’s Basic Investigator Course. In 2006, Carpenter joined then Captain Blair as a shift sergeant in the Detention Center. In 2007, Carpenter was promoted to Administrative Lieutenant over the Detention Center. He is in charge of supervising five Detention Teams totaling 31 personnel. Carpenter continued his education by attending “Administering the Small Jail” training in Aurora, Colorado in 2007. In 2013, Carpenter was promoted to Captain of the Detention Center. Carpenter attributes the Detention Center’s success to its dedicated and professional employees. Carpenter earned his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice in 1992 from Tri-County Tech. 

Captain Carpenter can be reached at 864-332-5709 or dcarpenter@cityofandersonsc.com.

Lieutenant Steve Dooley

Lieutenant Dooley began his Law Enforcement career in 1998 with the Greenville County Detention Center. In 2000 he became a police officer with the Williamston Police Department. He has been a police officer with the Anderson City Police Department since 2003. In 2007 he was transferred to the Special Operations Division with the rank of Corporal. In July of 2013 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and worked as the Internal Affairs Coordinator until his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant.  Lieutenant Dooley is currently assigned to the Detention Center. Lieutenant Dooley is a second generation Police Officer who followed in the footsteps of his father.

Lieutenant Dooley can be reached at (864)231-1145 or sdooley@cityofandersonsc.com.

Lieutenant Michelle Hamby

Lieutenant Hamby began her career at the Anderson City Detention Center in 2002. Hamby excelled and learned to operate all areas of the facility. Hamby became a Field Training Officer which afforded her the opportunity to train new detention officers. In 2008, Hamby was promoted to Sergeant over one of the detention center’s four shifts in which she supervised five officers. In 2011, Hamby was promoted a Lieutenants position in the facility. She, along with Lieutenant Branyon, supervises four Sergeants and their shift officers as well as day shift personnel. They are responsible for daily operations and administrative duties of the facility.

Lieutenant Hamby can be reached at 864-332-5709 or mhamby@cityofandersonsc.com.

Anderson Police Department Detention

Anderson Police Department Detention
The mission of the Anderson City Police Detention Unit is to provide the highest level of public service with regard to the custody and care of inmates. This mission includes but is not limited to these specific points.

• To provide safe secure and sanitary conditions for inmates
• Maintain high standards of ethical conduct
• Maintain a well-trained and professional staff
• Adhere to State standards with regard to the operation of the detention center

The Detention unit is an integral part of the Anderson Police Department. The unit consists of thirty sworn personnel committed to professional public service. The Anderson City Detention unit is equipped with the latest technological advances with regard to the processing, custody and care of inmates including the latest in fingerprinting technology LIVESCAN®. Livescan® Fingerprinting Technology:

Fingerprinting is conducted twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at the City of Anderson Detention Center for criminal purposes. Civil and job application fingerprint requests are conducted Monday through Friday during our regular business hours of 8AM to 5PM for a fee of $10.00. These print requests include, but are not limited to healthcare employment, daycare employment, student teachers, concealed weapon permits, etc. Years ago, the City of Anderson Detention Center employed the use of an inkless fingerprint machine. The LIVESCAN® computer uses a laser to capture a subject’s prints. The computer also informs the operator if the print quality is acceptable for readable standards. 

The LIVESCAN® computer electronically transmits the booking and print records to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), thus eliminating the necessity of mailing paper copies to Columbia. Generally, within minutes a response is received electronically from SLED with identification information. If a subject has been arrested previously, this system will verify the subject’s identity and provide their assigned State Identification Number (SID) to the booking official. The LIVESCAN® computer interfaces with the jail management system, which expedites the subjects/offenders booking time. The print records are also archived in the LIVESCAN® computer and can be recalled and reprinted at any time for future investigations. A portable LIVESCAN® unit has also been employed to handle the civil and job applicant prints. The LIVESCAN® technology has streamlined the booking process, eliminating the use of ink, reducing errors, and the necessity to fingerprint a subject multiple times for one charge.

The Detention unit consists of three primary functions:

  • The city detention block maintains care and custody of Anderson city inmates.
  • The Federal detention block maintains care and custody of inmates for The United States Marshals Service.
  • The transport team is responsible for the safe and secure e escort of city and federal inmates to
  • specific courts and various appointments.

Contact numbers for management or staff:
Captain – 864-332-5722
Administrative Lieutenant – 864-231-1145
Operations Lieutenant – 864-332-5709
Shift Sergeants – 864-231-2277
Fax – 864-332-571 

Commonly Asked Questions - Detention

Visitation is from 10:00am to 12:00 pm and then from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. There is no visitation between the hours of 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm. You may visit an inmate Monday through Thursday and weekends during these times. There is no visitation on Fridays. Each inmate is allowed one hour of visitation per week and that one hour must be used in the same day. It can not be split up during two or more days. Three adults with picture identifications can split the one hour up and visit during that one hour. Children accompanied by adults are allowed to visit.

One set of keys and one wallet may be taken into the jail while visiting. No purses or bags of any kind are allowed. Cell phones, cigarettes, lighters, weapons of any kind, etc. are considered contraband inside the jail. Anyone caught with contraband in the jail may face prosecution in a court of law.

The Court room is located in the City Hall Complex on John Street. There is a parking lot on John Street where you can park for court and other court business.

Inmates are allowed unlimited 10-minute collect calls between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Pay Tel Communications Inc. of Greensboro, NC is the telephone provider for all collect calls from the Anderson City jail. You may set up an account directly with Pay Tel by accessing their website, www.paytel.com/newaccount.html or calling 1-800-729-8355 (1-800-PAYTELL) and using the automated IVR system. If you wish to receive calls on your cell phone you must set up an account with Pay Tel. By prepaying for calls, you will be eligible for a discount on all calls accepted. Pay Tel accepts Visa, MasterCard, Check Card or Check. There is a minimum payment of $25.00. For payment options, once you have an account set up: www.paytel.com/paymentoptions.html.

Inmate Calling information

City inmates may have up to $50 cash a week in the form of $5, $10 or $20 dollar denominations. Federal inmates may receive up to $50 per week in the form of a pre-paid credit/debit style card. These may be purchased at various department or drug stores.

Property can be left any time, 24 hours a day, and seven days a week. Loose leaf writing paper, envelopes, stamps, legal material, eye glasses, and religious material may be left for an inmate. An inmate may also receive three white underwear, three white pairs of socks and three white t-shirts.

Prescription medication may be left for an inmate if it is in the original prescription bottle with the official label. Medical staff will evaluate the medication and dispense based on their assessment. No over the counter medication, creams, etc. are accepted.

Weekend and holiday court are not open to the public. Only those summoned by police, detention staff, or the court office will be allowed into these court sessions. This will occur on an as needed basis such as victims in cases, affiants or witnesses. All exceptions will be at the discretion of the court magistrate.