Police

Sober or Slammer Campaign Efforts and Results

The Hartsville Police Department participated in the Sober or Slammer Campaign from 08/21/2020 to 09/07/2020.  During this campaign, officers increased enforcement efforts including aggressive patrols for impaired drivers.  Please help us keep the roads safe by not drinking and driving or getting a designated driver to take you home.  If you see an impaired driver, please call 911 or *HP immediately. Our traffic unit and DUI Enforcement Officer will continue to work aggressively to keep the streets in the […]

September 15th, 2020|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on Sober or Slammer Campaign Efforts and Results

Hartsville Police Department Flag Dedication Ceremony

 

The Hartsville Police Department’s Investigation Division hosted a flag and flagpole dedication ceremony on June 26, 2020 at 10 a.m. City staff and special guests attended the ceremony which was followed by an open house and tour of the newly renovated Investigation Division located at 626 North Fifth Street, Hartsville. The flag and flagpole were generously donated by Woodmen Life.

Speakers for the event included Mayor Mel Pennington, House Speaker Jay Lucas, Senator Gerald Malloy, and Woodmen Life Representatives Ron […]

June 26th, 2020|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on Hartsville Police Department Flag Dedication Ceremony

Buckle Up South Carolina Reminder

Hartsville Police Department wants to remind drivers of the importance of buckling up each time they enter their vehicle. One of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up. The buckle up message has been, and still is, an important message for us to share and enforce with the motorists traveling on our roadways. As of this morning, 55% of the fatalities so far in 2020 that had access to a seatbelt failed to utilize […]

May 19th, 2020|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on Buckle Up South Carolina Reminder

Hartsville Police Department’s 2019/2020 DUI Grant Activity Report

The Hartsville Police DUI grant has reached its halfway point for the 2019/2020 grant period.  Although the pandemic has slowed our proactive efforts, we want to remind all drivers that the DUI officer is still working peak DUI offense hours and will continue to seek out impaired drivers.  The DUI officer, along with all HPD officers, have continued to work very hard to keep the streets of Hartsville safe. From October 2019-March 2020, the grant officer has made over […]

April 6th, 2020|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on Hartsville Police Department’s 2019/2020 DUI Grant Activity Report

City of Hartsville Releases 2020 Event Schedule

A new year brings a new slate of event dates for City of Hartsville sponsored events. This year, residents and visitors can look forward to many of the traditional events that they know and love as well as a new addition on the calendar.

The proposed 2020 event calendar will feature a new city sponsored event, Touch a Truck which will give event goers the opportunity to connect with all city departments and even take a look inside the city […]

January 13th, 2020|Events, Fire, Hartsville Museum, Main Street, News, Parks and Recreation, Police, Press Release, Tourism|Comments Off on City of Hartsville Releases 2020 Event Schedule

Holiday Sober or Slammer! Campaign

The Hartsville Police Department (HPD), South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS), and law enforcement partners statewide will conduct stringent enforcement of impaired driving laws as part of its Sober or Slammer! campaign beginning December 13, 2019 through January 1, 2020. HPD is encouraging drivers to make a plan now for a safe ride home from parties and celebrations this holiday season.

 

SCDPS and HPD encourage motorists to take the following steps to ensure a safe ride home:

Designate a […]

December 23rd, 2019|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on Holiday Sober or Slammer! Campaign

Hartsville’s Hidden Heroes: Lt. Mark Blair and Lt. Brian Rudick

 

Lieutenants Mark Blair and Brian Rudick are Hartsville’s Hidden Heroes for the month of October. It is quite fitting for them to receive this award together as their careers have often been side by side at Hartsville Police Department from day one. The pair celebrated their 25th Anniversary with Hartsville Police Department this month as they began on the same day 1994. They also went off to the Police Academy together and were roommates while there. For 25 years, […]

October 31st, 2019|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on Hartsville’s Hidden Heroes: Lt. Mark Blair and Lt. Brian Rudick

100 Deadliest Days of Summer Final Report 2019

The Hartsville Police Department continued its efforts during this dangerous time of year to keep impaired drivers off of the roadways.  Hartsville Police Department’s number one mission is to keep the residents and visitors of Hartsville safe.  In keeping with this priority, HPD used and participated in several public safety checkpoints along with aggressive criminal enforcement of impaired drivers.  Labor Day weekend is the official end of the summer travel season and as of mid-August, the data looks better […]

September 4th, 2019|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on 100 Deadliest Days of Summer Final Report 2019

Hartsville Safe Communities Hosts Ice Cream with a Cop

Hartsville Safe Communities, a division of the Hartsville Police Department, will be hosting Ice Cream with a Cop at South Park Apartments, 1301 S. Fifth Street, on July 25, 2019 from 5-6:30 p.m. Members of the community are invited and welcomed to attend this family-friendly event. Hartsville Police Officers will be in attendance to serve ice cream, play games, and converse with the community.

Lieutenant Tenyonde Richardson with Hartsville Safe Communities said, “Hartsville Safe Communities is excited about this opportunity […]

July 19th, 2019|Events, News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on Hartsville Safe Communities Hosts Ice Cream with a Cop

Operation Southern Shield 2019

The Hartsville Police Department will be participating in Operation Southern Shield beginning today, July 15th. The operation will run through July 20th and focus on the heavier summertime travel period when the fatality and injury crash rates increase significantly in the southeast.  Enforcement will consist of RADAR/LIDAR use and the use of public safety checkpoints.

As always, the DUI grant officer will be working the peak hours of DUI and traffic violations during this campaign.  In addition to South Carolina, […]

July 15th, 2019|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on Operation Southern Shield 2019