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The Bureau’s First Director

In 1908, Stanley W. Finch became the head of the organization that would eventually become the Federal Bureau of Investigation, giving it a strong start in key areas of the FBI’s responsibilities that continue to this day.

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Columbia, SC 29210-3857
(803) 551-4200

Counties covered: Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter

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Columbia Special Agent in Charge David A. Thomas

Alphonso “Jody” Norris

Assistant Special Agents in Charge

  • Douglas Hemminghaus

Chief Division Counsel

  • Donald A. Wood

Resident Agencies

Along with our main office in Columbia, we have eight satellite offices, known as resident agencies, in the area.

  • Aiken
    • Counties covered: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Edgefield, and McCormick
  • Charleston
    • Counties covered: Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, and Dorchester
  • Florence
    • Counties covered: Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marlboro, and Williamsburg
  • Greenville
    • Counties covered: Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, and Pickens
  • Hilton Head
    • Counties covered: Beaufort, Hampton, and Jasper
  • Myrtle Beach
    • Counties covered: Georgetown, Horry, and Marion
  • Rock Hill
    • Counties covered: Chester, Chesterfield, Lancaster, and York
  • Spartanburg
    • Counties covered: Cherokee, Spartanburg, and Union