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About Sheriff Montgomery

Meet The Sheriff

Will Montgomery is a lifelong resident of Fairfield County and a graduate of the University of South Carolina and the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy. He began his career in law enforcement in 2001 when he was hired as a Deputy with The Richland County Sheriff’s Office. He continued his career with that department for 13 years until he was elected Sheriff of Fairfield County and officially took office on November 24, 2014. Growing up, Sheriff Montgomery learned respect for the law and the importance of serving others from his grandfather and father, who both served as Sheriff.

Sheriff Montgomery is a member of First Baptist Church in Winnsboro. He and his wife, Caroline Carter Montgomery, have one daughter, Alexis. They reside in Winnsboro.

Contact Sheriff Montgomery by email or at (803) 635-4141.

Our Core Values

Professionalism–We will maintain high personal standards, taking pride in our conduct and appearance.

Respect–We believe in treating all people with respect. We show concern and empathy for the victims of crime and treat violators of the law with fairness and dignity.

Obligation–As employees of the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, we have the legal obligation to protect and serve the citizens in Fairfield County in a professional manner.

Accountability–To meet professional standards, every employee with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office will be held accountable for their actions.

Community–We strive to improve the quality of life for all Fairfield County citizens by using community problem-solving strategies and enforcing all local, state, and federal laws.

Teamwork–We value individual excellence and work as a team for the benefit of the citizens we serve.

Integrity–We conduct ourselves with the highest level of integrity that merits the respect of the people we serve.

Vision–We aim for continuous improvement in serving the people in our communities. We value innovation and support creativity.

Efficiency–We strive for efficiency in our approach to better improve the quality of life for the citizens we serve.


Meet The Chief Deputy

Our Chief Deputy Brad Douglas has been with the Sheriff’s Office since 1994. He graduated from the FBI Academy in 2011. He has been serving as Chief Deputy since 2022.

To Contact Chief Douglas, email him at or call (803) 635-4141.

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