Brief History

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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Executive Staff

Get to know the executive staff of the Sumter Police Department

Divisions

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Community Programs

Learn about the programs behind our community-oriented policing approach.

Careers

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Testimonials

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The Sumter Community

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From all of us at the Sumter Police Department, thank you,  Community Broadcasters LLC- Sumter, SC, for your continued support and the appreciation shown Thursday by your organization and its partners.
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Community policing in our local schools and here at Liberty STEAM Charter: A School of Inquiry, Innovation, & Impact.

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Thank you for all you do to help keep our school and city safe! We appreciate you engaging with our awesome scholars! #servantleader

great job sir...

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❤️ okayyyy BIL

Great job! Aunt B's Kettle Corn at the Sumter Farmers Market is so thankful for everything you do. We would like to give you a free Lemonade if on duty and in uniform. Come by the market on the lawn of the USC-Sumter Campus (Miller Street) On Fridays Noon to 5pm . We want to thank you for your Service. Aunt B (Betty)

Nice job Sinkler 💪💪

Lovely just lovely

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I see you James😂😂😂

Thank 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