April 7, 2020
From the desk of Sheriff T.C. Smalls,
The Hampton County Sheriff’s Office has taken the necessary precautions to effectively streamline services to limit as much of a person to person contact as possible.
Let us do what we can as a community to follow the guidelines from CDC. Because of the health risks and safety of our citizens and my employees, we want to maintain a safe workplace environment. In doing so, the citizens should expect some scheduling changes within the Sheriff’s Office due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus and understand that we are trying to minimize the opportunity of the virus spreading among our employees and this community.
Scheduling Change for the Sheriff’s Office is as follows:
1. Effective April 8th, 2020 operating Hours for the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office will be from 9am-2pm Mon-Fri (excluding Holidays). This will give time for our office to sanitize the lobby area and the office daily for our safety and the community’s safety.
2. All non-ferrous permits will be temporarily suspended at this time.
3. Please call the HCSO to schedule all execution and judgement payments.
4. Administrative staffs work schedules will have some altered changes to secure a safe working environment.
5. All court cases that have been scheduled will be suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic.
6. All other divisions of the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office are still operational and will continue to serve the community and our county to the best of our ability while maintaining a safe environment for our officers.
7. Victim Advocates will also continue to offer around the clock services.
8. The operations at the HCSO Substation in Estill have been suspended and all operations will be conducted through the main office at 411 Cemetery Rd Varnville.
We are asking that everyone please maintain social distancing guidelines and the criteria set forth by the CDC, and our Government. We will update changes to this office as they come about.
I, Sheriff T.C. Smalls, encourage you all to continue to be mindful of the adjustments that we are making during these uncertain times. And may we all continue to keep the law enforcement community members, medical professionals, first responders and other essential workers who are maintaining the frontlines and who are behind the scenes of this virus, in our thoughts and prayers. And that we all take this one day at a time. God bless our world, our nation, and each and every citizen of our beloved Hampton County.
Sheriff TC Smalls
Hampton County has been informed we do have 1 confirmed case.
Please understand there are more cases out there that we know nothing about. It is taking time to get test results back. This is why Social Distancing is so important.
When standing at a checkout line, please put 6 feet between you and the person ahead of you. Use your hand sanitizer and wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This is serious. Help keep our First Responders Safe. They are all working numerous hours to make sure we the citizens are safe.
Thank you, Susanne