The Charleston County Detention Center is a part of the Charleston County Sheriff s Office, which focuses on public safety. The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is governed by Charleston County in South Carolina. The detention center spreads across an area of more than 490,000 square feet and includes an operations division that focuses on the care and custody of inmates housed in the facility. The division is responsible for managing security, conducting rounds and searching inmates. In addition, the division supplies food and supervises the work details of prisoners. The Charleston County Detention Center has a lobby office that provides information and schedules visits. The center offers prisoner transportation services.