Mauldin Police

Victim Services

Sherry Patterson, Victim Advocate, has been with the Mauldin Police Department for fifteen years. A native of Mauldin, Ms. Patterson has been in the law enforcement field since 1996 and possesses an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice.  Ms. Patterson specializes in victim rights awareness while providing community resources, emotional support, and assistance to victims of crimes. Ranging from domestic violence to post-traumatic stress victims, her goal is to aid in the often-confusing court process while attending to the needs of those who have suffered. Ms. Patterson is OVSEC certified and a member of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Victim Advocate Association (SCLEVA), a certified Community Crisis Response Team member of the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) and a founding member of the Upstate Victim Advocate’s Task Force.

Victim Advocate Sherry Patterson can be reached at (864) 289- 8905(w)  or  (864) 561-8954(c) or you may email her directly at

South Carolina Crime Victims’ Constitutional Rights

“To preserve and protect victims’ rights to justice and due process regardless of race, sex, age, religion, economic, status, victims of crime have the right to:”

The penalty for violating the Victims’ Bill of Rights is:

Excerpted from the Constitution of South Carolina, Article I, Section 24
(This is a condensed reference and is not intended to substitute for the law.)

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