On Tuesday, July 18, at 10 a.m., Hartsville Police Department will host a ribbon cutting event for the opening of the new office space for the Hartsville Safe Communities program, located at 710-H S. Fifth St. At this event, the public will have the opportunity to meet with officers of the Hartsville Police Department as well as the Community Outreach Division. Light refreshments will be served.

This new office space will be manned by Lt. Tenyonde Richardson and the Community Liaison Officer, Jacqueline Gillard-Wright. Through this office space, Hartsville Safe Communities hopes to put a face to law enforcement in the region as well as continue forging positive relationships with the community and police.

Hartsville Safe Communities, a community-policing program, was formed by partnership of the Hartsville Police Department and the Hartsville Safe Communities Action Team. Several community events were hosted by Hartsville Safe Communities in 2016, including multiple “Coffee with A Cop” morning programs, to facilitate positive personal relationships between community members and the officers who help protect them. These events continue to be hosted in 2017.

For more information about the ribbon cutting or the Hartsville Safe Communities program and efforts, contact Lt. Tenyonde Richardson at tenyonde.richardson@hartsvillesc.gov or 843.383.3011.