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For over 150 years, the Sumter Police Department has been serving the citizens of Sumter, South Carolina on the solid foundation of public trust and safety. Sumter PD officers serve a 40,000-strong town and are committed to treating all in our vibrant community fairly and with respect. We are a CALEA accredited agency and maintain their gold standard of serving and protecting our communities.

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(We do not own the copyright to the music in this post or the dance moves by Sumter PD Officer A. Bryan.) ... See MoreSee Less

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Ayeeeeeee I absolutely loveeee this!!! ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️🀣🀣🀣🀣

Go Lexi!!

“GET DOWN AND GET IT”!!! “ I JUST LOVE IT”!!!

Love this

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Love it!

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Get it girl!

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Catch them ppl Just like that!!!

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DON'T BE DUPED!
Scammers will use the elements of surprise, authority, fear and urgency to prompt you into making a bad decision.
It's not uncommon that we are made aware of or receive reports of residents receiving calls from someone posing as a ranking law enforcement officer, a public official/person of authority or a local utility company wanting payment for a warrant, outstanding bill, etc. The scammer then asks that the transaction be made using bitcoin or some type of prepaid financial transaction card.
STAY ALERT AND AWARE. No law enforcement officer, public official/authority or business will operate in this manner.
If you receive a call, text message or email that resembles this tactic, ignore it and don't respond to links or phone numbers that might be included. When in doubt, contact law enforcement.
For more information or to report a potential scam, call the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700.
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DONT BE DUPED!
Scammers will use the elements of surprise, authority, fear and urgency to prompt you into making a bad decision. 
Its not uncommon that we are made aware of or receive reports of residents receiving calls from someone posing as a ranking law enforcement officer, a public official/person of authority or a local utility company wanting payment for a warrant, outstanding bill, etc. The scammer then asks that the transaction be made using bitcoin or some type of prepaid financial transaction card.
STAY ALERT AND AWARE. No law enforcement officer, public official/authority or business will operate in this manner.
If you receive a call, text message or email that resembles this tactic, ignore it and dont respond to links or phone numbers that might be included. When in doubt, contact law enforcement.
For more information or to report a potential scam, call the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700.

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BACK 2 SCHOOL BASH: Thanks to everyone who attended our annual event to celebrate the upcoming school year.
A special thanks goes to our community partners:
πŸ”Ά Sumter School District
πŸ”Ά Tandem Health
πŸ”Ά Emeralds Artistry
πŸ”Ά Kona Ice
πŸ”Ά Blue Cross and Blue Shield
πŸ”Ά Absolute Total Care University of South Carolina
πŸ”Ά Sumter Family YMCA
πŸ”Ά SAFE Federal Credit Union
πŸ”Ά Sumter Behavioral Health
πŸ”Ά Sumter Fire Department
πŸ”Ά S.C. Department of Natural Resources
πŸ”Ά Safe Kids
πŸ”Ά S.C. Law Enforcement Division
πŸ”Ά DJ Howie D
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BACK 2 SCHOOL BASH: Thanks to everyone who attended our annual event to celebrate the upcoming school year.
A special thanks goes to our community partners:
πŸ”Ά Sumter School District
πŸ”Ά Tandem Health
πŸ”Ά Emeralds Artistry
πŸ”Ά Kona Ice
πŸ”Ά Blue Cross and Blue Shield
πŸ”Ά Absolute Total Care University of South Carolina
πŸ”Ά Sumter Family YMCA
πŸ”Ά SAFE Federal Credit Union
πŸ”Ά Sumter Behavioral Health
πŸ”Ά Sumter Fire Department
πŸ”Ά S.C. Department of Natural Resources
πŸ”Ά Safe Kids
πŸ”Ά S.C. Law Enforcement Division
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My girls had a wonderful time! Thank you Sumter Police Department!

Awesome! Well Done everyone!

Sumter PD and our community partners are looking forward to seeing local, young learners and their families in the morning from 10 a.m. until noon as we celebrate the upcoming school year! ... See MoreSee Less

Sumter PD and our community partners are looking forward to seeing local, young learners and their families in the morning from 10 a.m. until noon as we celebrate the upcoming school year!

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UPDATE (2:15 p.m. July 19, 2024): Ms. Bell was located and is safe.
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MISSING/RUNAWAY: Officers are working to find Auhlanah Azion Bell, 12.
Bell left her Carolina Avenue home this morning without anyone's knowledge and has not returned. Described as 5 feet 2 inches tall and about 110 lbs., she was last seen at about 5 a.m. wearing a tan, white and red striped shirt, blue jeans, no shoes and has brown braided hair.
If you see her or know where she can be found, please call the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700. Always dial 911 in an emergency.
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UPDATE (2:15 p.m. July 19, 2024): Ms. Bell was located and is safe.

One or two things is going on with these kids running away. 1. The house is not a home and they don’t feel safe. 2. They’re spoiled brats that want they’re way but can’t get it

Hoping she returns safe. Side note parents please take better pictures of your kids. With technology as good as it is we should be able to see someone's face clearly in case something terrible like this happens.

Safe return πŸ™ stop running away from home kids.

Prayers for the family and she is found safe and returns home

Praying for her safety and that she returns home safe.

Prayers for a safe return but a better photo would help

Lord please keep her safe and return home safe.

Praying for the family

Praying return home safe. Baby girl please come bk home you have your family worry about you

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CALEA Accredited

Being a Police Officer in a CALEA Accredited Department means you belong to an agency that is committed to following best practice standards developed by federal, state, and local law enforcement executives through comprehensive research. This is one of the most successful methods for reaching administrative and operational goals, while also providing direction to personnel.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations:

  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
  • National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)
  • Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)

SPECIFICALLY, CALEA’S GOALS ARE TO:

  • Strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities
  • Formalize essential management procedures
  • Establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices
  • Improve service delivery
  • Solidify interagency cooperation and coordination
  • Increase community and staff confidence in the agency