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July 4th DUI Enforcement

Happy 4th of July from the Hartsville Police Department!  We hope that everyone has a great time next week celebrating our independence with family and friends.  Celebrations involve good food off of the grill, fireworks after dark, and sometimes alcohol.  Too often, our celebrations turn into tragedy when someone decides to drink and drive.  The 4th of July is considered one of the deadliest holidays due to impaired drivers.  We ask that you have a designated driver if your […]

June 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on July 4th DUI Enforcement

HPD 100 Deadliest Days of Summer

The time between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day has been named the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer and it is the time of the year when more accidents occur.  During summer months, traveling greatly increases and more drivers are out and about.  The Hartsville Police Department would like for everyone to enjoy their well-deserved vacation, but wants to remind you to be safe while traveling.  Here are some tips to make sure everyone makes it home safely.

Avoid […]

June 3rd, 2019|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on HPD 100 Deadliest Days of Summer

Hartsville’s Hidden Heroes: Bill and Oliver Segars

Father/son duo Bill and Oliver Segars are Hartsville’s Hidden Heroes for the month of May. This team is important to the Hartsville Fire Department, but they proudly represent so much more than just the two of them. We highlight them this month to represent the many other father/son teams that have come through the Hartsville Fire Department. Ten different families have served together in the history of the Hartsville Fire Department through its 111 years. Their time served ranges […]

June 3rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Hartsville’s Hidden Heroes: Bill and Oliver Segars

Buckle Up South Carolina Campaign

The Hartsville Police Department will be participating in the 2019 Buckle Up South Carolina Campaign with closer attention being focused on seatbelt and child restraint violations.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration one of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up.  Many Americans understand the lifesaving value of the seat belt.  The national use rate was at 89.6% in 2018.  Seat belt use in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 14,955 lives in […]

May 23rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Buckle Up South Carolina Campaign

2019 Screen on the Green Movie Series

The annual Screen on the Green Movie Series will feature 6 movies beginning on June 1st and ending with National Night Out on August 24th. This free community event is held in Burry Park, 131 Cargill Way, each summer and sponsored by numerous local businesses. Each showing begins at dusk, around 8:45 p.m. or later. Moviegoers are invited to bring chairs and blankets to make the event more comfortable and enjoyable. In case of rain, the movie will be […]

May 8th, 2019|News|Comments Off on 2019 Screen on the Green Movie Series

Neptune Island Gets Ready for Season Two

Neptune Island Waterpark is gearing up to open its gates to the public on May 19, 2019. For those mateys that just cannot wait that long, the park will open up one day early on May 18, 2019 for its Season Pass Holder Day. This early preview day is for both 2018 and 2019 season pass holders. The park will be open on Saturdays and Sundays only from May 19th-June 2nd and will be open daily from June 8th […]

May 6th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Neptune Island Gets Ready for Season Two

Hartsville Residents Invited to have Coffee with a Cop

On Wednesday, May 1, officers from the Hartsville Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.  Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Hartsville as well as express their concerns.

This initiative is an outreach of Hartsville Safe Communities, a division of the Hartsville Police Department, which seeks to improve the […]

April 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Hartsville Residents Invited to have Coffee with a Cop

Hartsville’s Hidden Hero: Kevin Gardner

Kevin Gardner is Hartsville’s Hidden Hero for the month of April. Gardner has been with the City of Hartsville Sanitation Department for 21 years. He currently serves as a laborer and does various jobs as requested for the Sanitation Department. You may see Gardner on the back of a recycling or garbage truck riding through your neighborhood as he works diligently to ensure that Hartsville residents are happy. Kevin Gardner also gets to operate the Tink Claw occasionally to pick […]

April 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Hartsville’s Hidden Hero: Kevin Gardner

Municipal Court Payments Now Accepted Online

The City of Hartsville now offers online payments for tickets issued by HPD.

April 16th, 2019|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on Municipal Court Payments Now Accepted Online

African American Cemetery Committee Receives Heritage Commission Award

Members of the African American Cemetery Committee were present to receive an award from the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission for their work at the Historic Marion Avenue Cemetery. Committee members above (L to R)  Carolyn Johnson,  Pecola Grove, Adlena Graham, Willie Williams, Mayor Pro Tem Johnny Andrews, Committee Chairman Councilman Tre’ Gammage, John Benjamin, and Councilwoman Teresa Mack.
Hartsville, SC—The City of Hartsville African American Cemetery Committee received an award from the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission […]

April 11th, 2019|News|Comments Off on African American Cemetery Committee Receives Heritage Commission Award