Operational Support

Marcus Kelley     Kara Blackwell  Kris Ahler  

Lt. Marcus Kelley
(864) 416-6614

  Sgt. Kara Blackwell
(864) 416-6618

Sgt. Kris Ahler
(864) 416-0094

The Operational Support Team (OST) consists of 18 employees supervised by  Lt. Marcus Kelley, Sgt. Kara Blackwell and Sgt. Kris Ahler.
The Operational Support Team consists of Communications, Detention, Animal Control, Records, Data Entry, Judicial Services, Property and Evidence, and Court Security.  Other  responsibilities include the regulation of tow companies, the issuance of taxi licenses, and the maintenance of the department’s computer systems.  These computer systems include Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Mobile Data Terminals (MDT), and the records management system.

The Judicial Services Officer provides courthouse security during both traffic court and jury trials.  The Judicial Services Officer also is responsible for  Property and Evidence.

The Detention area is used to house prisoners for the first 48 hours.  It also processes all prisoners before arraignment.  Detention personnel are regularly promoted to patrol officers.  Working in detention gives supervisors the opportunity to assess these officers before they go out on the road.

The Operation Support team installed cameras in the detention area to help secure the area.  Ten cameras were installed and can be observed by several computers throughout the department.