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JWP Investigations

  PO Box 242   Lexington SC 29071     803.518.1616



JWP Investigations was opened in 2014 by John W. (Jay) Phillips. Jay is a retired Lexington County Deputy Sheriff with over 25 years of Law Enforcement investigative experience, and over 3 years as a Private Investigator. During his time at Lexington County Jay was promoted numerous times, eventually to Lieutenant over Major Crimes where he supervised all Major Crimes, Narcotics, and Crime Scene investigations. During his 25 years as an investigator, Sergeant, and Lieutenant he was involved in the successful investigation and prosecution of a dozen Capital Murder cases.

While at Lexington County Jay also helped develop the first child and elder abuse investigative unit in South Carolina, this program increases criminal prosecution in child abuse cases in Lexington County by 24% over 3 years. The multidisciplinary approach utilized is being implemented throughout the south east. Jay then co-wrote a grant to develop a domestic violence program that put in place protocols for first responders, specially trained investigators, centralized court with a dedicated prosecutor, and an anger management pre conviction treatment program. This program was followed by the University of South Carolina and was determined to reduce recidivism of domestic violence in Lexington County by 33%.

JWP Investigations has the training and experience to handle your private investigative needs.