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“I am honored and humbled to serve the citizens of York County by fulfilling the duties of the Undersheriff of the York County Sheriff’s Office. I am proud to serve with Sheriff Bruce Bryant and the dedicated men and women of the York County Sheriff’s Office Enforcement and Detention Divisions.

I pledge to serve with integrity, honor, and character and dedicate myself to always uphold the 'public trust' as a public servant."

Major Robert J. Hudgins, Undersheriff

Contact Major Hudgins at robbie.hudgins@yorkcountygov.com

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 Robert J. Hudgins has served as the Undersheriff to Sheriff Bruce M. Bryant 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.

For over 35 years, Major Hudgins has been a member of the York County Sheriff’s Office. Prior to his current position as Undersheriff, he served as Captain of Administrative Services, Detective Division Lieutenant, Detective Sergeant, and as a uniformed deputy in both the Patrol and Warrant Units of the Sheriff’s Office.

Major Hudgins is a 1974 graduate of the 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. He studied homicide investigation at the Sothern Police Institute, he received Instructor Certification from the National Institute of Ethics and he completed the Executive Development Course of the National Center for Rural Law Enforcement. Major Hudgins graduated from the 176th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy, Quantico, Virginia.

He is a member of the FBI national Academy Associates, the Police Futurist International, the National Internal Affairs Investigators Association, the International Association of Ethics Trainers and the Southern Police Institute Alumni Association.

Major Hudgins is married with two children and three grandchildren.  Major Hudgins currently serves on the Executive Committee as Vice Chairman or 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.


Office of Professional Standards Unit 

The Office of Professional Standards Unit is responsible for maintaining professional standards within the Sheriff's Office. This is achieved through the unit actively recruiting quality candidates for employment, conducting pre-employment testing, completing in depth background investigations, conducting internal affairs investigations, assisting with policy and procedure development, and conducting staff inspections. The unit is also charged with maintaining law enforcement accreditation, both on the state and national levels.

You may contact the following Office of Professional Standards Unit staff utilizing their respective contact information:

Lt. Dennis Chisholm (Supervisor): dennis.chisholm@yorkcountygov.com or (803) 628-6153

Sgt. Lee Stoneburner: lee.stoneburner@yorkcountygov.com or (803) 628-6245

Master Dep. II Kelly Lovelace: kelly.lovelace@yorkcountygov.com or (803) 818-6925


Lt. Kevin Jones (Accreditation): kevin.jones@yorkcountygov.com or (803) 628-5998

Summary statistics for the Office of Professional Standards, such as internal affairs investigations, bias based policing complaints, hiring demographics, etc., are made available by contacting the members of the OPS Unit via phone, office or email. 

Additionally, statistics can be requested through the Major or the Executive Assistant to the Sheriff.