Carter Weaver was elected to a partial term as Georgetown County Sheriff on February 4, 2020. He had previously been appointed to serve as Sheriff until a special election could take place following the death of Sheriff Lane Cribb on September 19, 2019.
Born and raised in Georgetown County, Sheriff Weaver resides in Murrells Inlet. He began his law enforcement career in 1986 with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) where he worked in various roles including bloodhound tracking team, SWAT, outlaw motorcycle gangs, fugitive apprehension and criminal investigations.
He was hired as Assistant Sheriff for the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office in 2001.
Sheriff Weaver earned a bachelor's degree from Coastal Carolina University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Charleston School of Law. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia College teaching both undergraduate and master's courses.
Sheriff Weaver is proud that he helped build an accredited, professional law enforcement agency that puts the needs of the community first. Low crime rates and high crime clearance rates speak volumes about his commitment to Georgetown County and the residents it serves.