The Hartsville Police Department is committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing the quality of life in our community. We practice community-based policing and value our partnerships with citizens and neighborhood organizations. The Hartsville Police Department is focused on crime prevention and officers are always available to meet with residents, and businesses, to conduct security assessments.

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Hartsville Police Department


For emergencies, call 911

Phone: 843.383.3011
Fax: 843.383.3037

135 W Carolina Ave
Hartsville SC 29550

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Lt. Jason Privette:

Lieutenant Privette has been serving in law enforcement since 2001, and he oversees the daily operation of the Uniformed Patrol Division.  The UPD operates around the clock every day and consists of sixteen full-time police officers who are divided up into four shifts.  The division also operates with a part-time, class 1 officer program that consists of four officers and a reserve officer program.  Each patrol shift is supervised by a Patrol Sergeant and consists of three officers with ranks of Corporal, Lance Corporal and Patrol Officer.  This division is responsible for responding to all emergency and nonemergency 911 calls, patrolling assigned zones of the City, conducting personal property and business checks, traffic enforcement, and traffic collision investigations.  Lt. Privette is also the department’s coordinator for the 4th Circuit Law Enforcement Network, and is the Firearms Range Manager.

Lt. Brian Rudick, Special Operations and Crime Analysis:

Lieutenant Rudick has been serving in law enforcement since 1994, and oversees the daily operation of  Special Operations and Crime Analysis.  Lt. Rudick’s duties include overseeing the the Special Response Team, serving as Business Liaison, performing threat assessments, grant writing, and crime analysis. The Special Response Team (SRT) is  highly trained team which has extensive training in handling high risk situations and rescue tactics. Additionally, Lt. Rudick is the Training Coordinator for the department. He ensures that all officers are up to date with the latest training, and monitors the SCCJA certification for every officer.

Lt. Mark Blair, Training and Administrative Services Division:

Lieutenant Blair has been serving in law enforcement since 1994. In additional to his administrative duties he manages the day to day operations of the School Resource Officer Program which consists of six officers  and crossing guards. He oversees evidence and also serves as the department’s public information officer and supply and fleet maintenance officer. Lt. Blair also maintains and updates departmental policies and procedures to ensure that department operations are in compliance with changes in law and court decisions.

Lt. Tenyonde Richardson, Community Outreach and Victim Services Divisions

Lieutenant Richardson has been serving in law enforcement since 2003, and he oversees the daily operation of the Community Outreach Division.  His responsibilities include the organization of special events, recruiting, public speaking engagements and education, through the Hartsville Safe Communities program.  The Hartsville Police Department is one of only three agencies in the State of South Carolina that has implemented a Safe Communities program.  The program offers offenders with a lengthy criminal history a second chance at leading a productive life through the use of great resources provided by several program partners.  The partners of this program are the FBI, DEA, ATF, US Attorney General’s Office, 4th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina Probation, Parole and Pardon Services, Darlington County Sheriff’s Office, Darlington Police Department, and the Hartsville Ministerial Alliance.


Victim Services Division

The Hartsville Police Department has a full service victim services division that is committed to providing services, resources and referrals to crime victims and to ensure that victim’s rights are protected under the law. The Hartsville Police Department Victim Advocate’s primary goal is to extend to all victims their specific legal rights and to provide services that will effectively assist them. The Victim’s Services division is part of the Community Outreach Division under Lt. Richardson. Learn more about the Victim Services Division.

Contact The Hartsville Police Department

If you have an emergency, please call 911 immediately.

The Hartsville Police Department is located in Downtown Hartsville:

135 W Carolina Ave
Hartsville SC 29550

Phone: (843) 383-3011
Fax: (843) 383-3037

Mail can be addressed to Post Office Drawer 2497 Hartsville, SC, 29551.

Use our online form to request for a Police Officer to speak at your event or meeting.

If you have comments or a suggestion for the Hartsville Police Department, please use our Citizen Opinion Form. To commend an officer for exemplary service, please visit our Commendation Form.

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