Board Members

President

Willis Beatty, CJM, CCE

North Charleston, SC

(843) 563-5790

email:wbeatty@dorchestercountysc.gov

 

Treasurer -  Neil Johnson

Treasurer

Neil Johnson

Georgetown County Detention Center

843-545-3425

njohnson@gtcounty.org

Neil Johnson began his law enforcement career in 1998 with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office prior to joining the South Carolina Highway Patrol in 2000.  In 2002, Neil returned to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office where he served in various roles including K9 Handler, Public Information Officer, and supervisor of specialized units such as the Intensified Criminal Enforcement Unit, Bloodhound Tracking Team, Beach Patrol, and Marine Patrol.

Prior to being promoted to Captain of Operations at the Detention Center in 2016, he served seven years as the Assistant Commander of the Uniform Patrol Division.  In 2017 he was promoted to Major where he is currently serving as Director of Detention in addition to the management of the Office of Professional Standards, recruitment/hiring process, polygraph services, and grants for the entire agency.

Rick Darling - Secretary

Rick Darling

Dorchester County Detention Center

(843) 563-5789

rdarling@dorchestercountysc.gov

After High School Major Darling served in the United States Military for 6 years (US Army). Upon leaving the Military he worked in the management field of the restaurant industry as well as the financial industry. Major Darling started his Law Enforcement career in 1986 with the South Carolina Department of Corrections. During Major Darling’s 35 plus years of Law Enforcement he has served as a Corrections Supervisor, Internal Affairs Investigator and Regional Contraband Officer with the SC Dept. of Corrections. In 1992 he became a certified Law Enforcement Officer where he has served as a Street Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, Criminal Investigator, Warrants Officer, Field Training Officer, Jail Assistant Administrator and he currently serves as the Dorchester County Jail Administrator. He has served honorably with outstanding agencies such as SCDC, N. Charleston Police Department, Summerville Police Dept. and the Dorchester Co. Sheriff’s Office.

 

Major Darling is certified as Field Training Officer, duties he has performed throughout most of his career, and a Specific Skills Instructor, he has also received certifications in Management Development, Response to Explosive Incidents, Narcotics Investigations, Criminal Investigations & Computer Development. Major Darling is a graduate of the SC Fire Academy for Arson Detection, a graduate of the Jail Administrators Command Academy, received his certification as a Jail Administrator from the American Institute of Corrections and is a graduate of SCCJA where he received his certifications in both the Law Enforcement and Correctional fields.

 

His Best Advice, “Honor Your Oath of Office, You Cannot Enforce the Law and Break it Too”! “It Absolutely does not work that Way”.

2nd Vice President (Interim)

2nd Vice President(Temp Appointee)

Arthur Benjamin
Jasper County Detention Center
(843) 717-3300 Ext. 211
e-mail: abenjamin@jaspercountysc.gov

Arthur Benjamin born in Brooklyn New York he started in Corrections at the age of 21. He worked in the New York City Department of Corrections, (Riker Island). In 1988 to 1997, he relocated to Beaufort, South Carolina with a family of seven children. Arthur Benjamin continued his career in corrections by joining the Beaufort County Detention Center as an officer from 1998 – 1999, then he joined the South Carolina Department of Corrections (RCI) from 1999 – 2000 as a Corporal. Arthur then became Deputy Director in 2000 – 2005 at the Jasper County Detention Center. Once again Arthur has astounded us by becoming Director of Jasper County Detention Center in 2005 at the age of 41. 

 

Due to his great acceleration within corrections Arthur has received a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice and Business Administration he also completed management level courses with National Institute of Corrections and the American Jail Association. Arthur Benjamin also had the key opportunity to take part in the planning and construction of the new 108 bed facility at Jasper County. No such honor came than the one from the National Congress for Secured Communities when Arthur was asked to be a Delegate to sit on this committee in order to give his input on making a change within all organizations and communities.  Arthur Benjamin’s goal is to have Jasper County Detention Center become a 500 bed facility under his leadership and become Commissioner for SCDC or NYCDOC.