Within the York County Sheriff’s Office, the Undersheriff reports directly to the Sheriff and assists the Sheriff with supervising the day-to-day operations of the York County Sheriff’s Office including the Enforcement Division and the Detention Division. Major Hudgins has served as Undersheriff since 2005.
Major Hudgins began his law enforcement career, over 40 years ago, with the Lancaster Police Department in Lancaster, South Carolina. There he served first in telecommunications and later as a patrol officer.
Major Hudgins has served in many capacities at the Sheriff’s Office including patrol Deputy, Civil process-warrant Deputy, Detective, Detective Sergeant, Detective Lieutenant, Administrative Services Captain, and currently as Undersheriff/Major.
Major Hudgins is a 1974 graduate of Rock Hill High School and a 1982 graduate of the Nazarene Bible College, Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 1996 he received a criminal justice degree from the University of South Carolina.
Major Hudgins has completed a variety of specialized and advanced law enforcement training. He graduated, with honors, from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in 1984 after returning to the law enforcement profession in 1983. He studied homicide investigation at the Southern Police Institute, he received Instructor Certification from the National Institute of Ethics, he completed the Executive Development Course of the National Center for Rural Law Enforcement and he successfully completed the South Carolina Executive Institute Course at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. Major Hudgins graduated from the 176th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in 1994.
Major Hudgins is married with two children and three grandchildren. Major Hudgins is the past Chairman of York County All on Board, Inc., a York County Coalition to prevent youth substance abuse and to promote healthy habits. He is a member of the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce and a 2001 graduate of the Chamber's Leadership York County program. Previously, he has served on the Red Cross Advisory Council, the Rock Hill High School Improvement Council and the Board of Directors of Keystone Substance Abuse Services.