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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

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

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

Hartsville Police Department’s DUI Grant – Final 2018 Report

Lauren Baker, City of Hartsville Public Information Officer

Hartsville Police Department’s DUI Grant – Final 2018 Report
As the 2018 DUI grant period comes to a close, the Hartsville Police Department would like to release their final report on the progress that the DUI Grant officer has made.

From January 17th – September 30th, this officer has been hard at work keeping the citizens of Hartsville safe. He has written 208 warnings and has made a total of 550 charges. The breakdown […]

October 5th, 2018|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on Hartsville Police Department’s DUI Grant – Final 2018 Report