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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

100 Deadliest Days of Summer Final Report

Mark Blair, Hartsville Police Department Public Information Officer
mark.blair@hartsvillesc.gov
843.383.3011

For Immediate Release — September 10, 2018

100 Deadliest Days of Summer Final Report
The Hartsville Police Department worked hard to keep the streets of Hartsville safe for residents and visitors during the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer Campaign. Several public safety checkpoints along with aggressive criminal enforcement of impaired drivers were used during this time. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announced that 9 people were killed on South Carolina roadways during […]

September 10th, 2018|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on 100 Deadliest Days of Summer Final Report

College and High School Students and DUI

Impaired driving is a serious problem for college and high school students. HPD is asking that you make the right choices as you begin this new school year.

August 29th, 2018|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on College and High School Students and DUI

2018 Sober or Slammer Campaign

Mark Blair, Hartsville Police Department Public Information Officer
mark.blair@hartsvillesc.gov
843.383.3011

For Immediate Release — August 13, 2018

2018 Sober or Slammer Campaign
Hartsville SC – Every day, almost 29 people in the United States die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes—that’s one person every 50 minutes according to data collected in 2016. Drunk-driving fatalities have fallen by a third in the last three decades; however, drunk-driving crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year. In 2010, the most recent year for which cost data is available, these […]

August 13th, 2018|News, Police, Press Release|Comments Off on 2018 Sober or Slammer Campaign