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Hartsville First Responders Invite Community to National Night Out Event

 

The City of Hartsville’s first responders invite the community to join them in Burry Park, 131 Cargill Way, on August 14, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for National Night Out. The event will feature free snacks, kid’s activities such as a balloon animals, bubbles, a DJ, and more. The area’s first responders including Hartsville Police Department and Hartsville Fire Department will be attending the event for a meet and greet with the community. Both departments will host […]

July 29th, 2021|Events, Fire, News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on Hartsville First Responders Invite Community to National Night Out Event

Hartsville Police Department Hosts Southern K-9 Conference

The Hartsville Police Department hosted the Southern K-9 Conference in Hartsville, South Carolina on June 21-23, 2021. Hartsville Police Sergeant Kyle Hause, under direction of Chief of Police Jerry Thompson, worked to bring Jay Kerr with Makor K-9 of West Virginia to Hartsville for this conference. The Department has a long-standing relationship with Makor K-9 as three Department Labradors have been trained there.

The conference consisted of training in odor work for explosives and narcotics, patrol scenarios, obedience, tracking, and […]

June 24th, 2021|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on Hartsville Police Department Hosts Southern K-9 Conference

Buckle Up, South Carolina Campaign

 

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) and law enforcement partners statewide, including the Hartsville Police Department (HPD), announce the kickoff of the annual Buckle Up, South Carolina (BUSC) enforcement mobilization. The special enforcement period will run from May 24, 2021 through June 6, 2021.

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the official beginning of summer for most travelers and it is also the beginning of the “100 Deadly Days of Summer” where fatalities increase on the roadways. This Buckle […]

May 26th, 2021|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on Buckle Up, South Carolina Campaign

2020 Thanksgiving DUI Enforcement Campaign

The Hartsville Police Department will be participating in the 2020 Thanksgiving Holiday Campaign administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  The campaign will run from November 25th – 29th and will focus on the aggressive enforcement of impaired drivers.  According to NHTSA, from 2013 to 2017, more than 800 people died in alcohol impaired driving crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period, making it one of the deadliest holidays on our roadways.

Hartsville Police Department’s mission is to make […]

November 16th, 2020|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on 2020 Thanksgiving DUI Enforcement Campaign

Hartsville Police Department’s DUI Project – Final Report 2020

From October 2019 to September 2020, the Hartsville Police Department DUI Officer worked hard on this project to keep Hartsville safe for those who live, work, and visit our great city.  Despite some of the inactive time due to the pandemic and other “road blocks” that we encountered along the way, the DUI project was still successful in 2019-2020.

The DUI Officer issued over 200 criminal and/or traffic related charges and over 70 warning tickets. The breakdown of charges for […]

October 12th, 2020|News, Police|Comments Off on Hartsville Police Department’s DUI Project – Final Report 2020

100 Deadliest Days of Summer: Final Report

The officers of the Hartsville Police Department worked hard again this year during the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer campaign to keep the streets of Hartsville safe for our citizens and visitors.  We continue to use aggressive criminal enforcement of impaired drivers and of others who decide to drive or operate a vehicle in a way that endangers the life and safety of themselves and others.  Our DUI Officer and Traffic Safety Officer will continue to work alongside all […]

October 2nd, 2020|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on 100 Deadliest Days of Summer: Final Report

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