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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Police Chief Byron Snellgrove

Chief Snellgrove officially started his position on May 8, 2023. He oversees the department’s Field Operations Division, Investigations Division, and the ROS Division.

Chief Snellgrove officially started his position on May 8, 2023.  He will oversees the department’s Field Operations Division, Investigations Division, and the ROS Division.

Prior to coming to the Hartsville Police Department, Snellgrove worked in law enforcement for over 37 years, beginning his career with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department in 1986 as a Deputy Sheriff.  He has spent time serving with the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office Narcotics Unit, The University of South Carolina Police Department, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, and was the Director of the Cayce Department of Public Safety until his retirement in January 2022. Most recently Snellgrove has served as an Advisor for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Council along with being a keynote speaker for International Law Enforcement Conferences. Also, Snellgrove works with Midlands Technical College in the Police Department Accreditation Program and serves on their Criminal Justice Advisory Board.  In 2021 Governor Henry McMaster presented Chief Snellgrove with the Order of the Palmetto, which is the highest honor that the State bestows upon a civilian.

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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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