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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. The officers at Sumter PD 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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SAVE THE DATE: The Sumter Police Department, in partnership with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, will again host this spring's National Drug Take Back Day.
Located at 335 N. Lafayette Drive, SPD will collect unused, unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 24.
DEA and its partners have hosted the event twice yearly for the past 10 years in an effort to reduce the amount of potentially dangerous prescription drugs in our communities.
According to DEA, studies show "a majority of abused prescription drugs come from family and friends, including from home medicine cabinets" and that "clearing out unused medicine is essential."
For more information, contact the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700 or go to takebackday.dea.gov/?src=dea.gov
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SAVE THE DATE: The Sumter Police Department, in partnership with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, will again host this springs National Drug Take Back Day.
Located at 335 N. Lafayette Drive, SPD will collect unused, unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 24.
DEA and its partners have hosted the event twice yearly for the past 10 years in an effort to reduce the amount of potentially dangerous prescription drugs in our communities.
According to DEA, studies show a majority of abused prescription drugs come from family and friends, including from home medicine cabinets and that clearing out unused medicine is essential.
For more information, contact the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700 or go to https://takebackday.dea.gov/?src=dea.gov
Argument leads to fatal stabbing

SUMTER, SC (Feb. 27, 2021) – An argument led to a fight and fatal stabbing this morning at a downtown motel.

Police responded to a disturbance call at the Downtown Motor Inn, 409 N. Main St., just after 10:45 a.m. today (Saturday).

Statements indicate a man and woman, unrelated patrons of the motel, were arguing outside when the woman’s son got involved. The two men began fighting before the mother approached and stabbed the victim.

The mother and son were located by police a short time later and taken into custody. A weapon was recovered.

Adrian Carlnell Jackson, 48, of Reedroman Road in Sumter, was taken to Prisma Health Tuomey where he later died.

Teresa Ann Williams, 47, of Nelson Street, was charged with murder and is being held at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.

Her son, Tyreese Elyissa Williams, 22, also of Nelson Street, was treated for minor injuries suffered during the fight. He is charged with assault and battery-3rd degree and simple possession of marijuana.

An investigation is continuing.

Notification of Jackson’s family was made by the Sumter County Coroner’s Office and an autopsy is scheduled.

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Argument leads to fatal stabbing

SUMTER, SC (Feb. 27, 2021) – An argument led to a fight and fatal stabbing this morning at a downtown motel.

Police responded to a disturbance call at the Downtown Motor Inn, 409 N. Main St., just after 10:45 a.m. today (Saturday).

Statements indicate a man and woman, unrelated patrons of the motel, were arguing outside when the woman’s son got involved. The two men began fighting before the mother approached and stabbed the victim. 

The mother and son were located by police a short time later and taken into custody. A weapon was recovered.

Adrian Carlnell Jackson, 48, of Reedroman Road in Sumter, was taken to Prisma Health Tuomey where he later died.

Teresa Ann Williams, 47, of Nelson Street, was charged with murder and is being held at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.

Her son, Tyreese Elyissa Williams, 22, also of Nelson Street, was treated for minor injuries suffered during the fight. He is charged with assault and battery-3rd degree and simple possession of marijuana.

An investigation is continuing.

Notification of Jackson’s family was made by the Sumter County Coroner’s Office and an autopsy is scheduled.

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We need to ban assault knives

Angel Brown Dean Brown Chasity Brown TraytonandErin Griffin Staci Mitchum

Downtown Sumter Community Watch

Something has to be done to clean up these areas of crime. Has to start in the home.

Lord please be with all involved I'm so sorry this happen cuz u will have help

Zuri Zhenga

Cora Felicia Washington this it

The Downtown Motor Inn is a cesspool. That place needs to be closed and torn down.

I'm sure she was defending herself

Shut that place down already!!

Angela Pugh

Praying for all involved

Tear that building down

Shakevia Mullins

This place is bad

Kenny Pickett Taylor Lott

Redd Martin

Dazayna Houdeshel

Jaylin Stavis

Tatianna James Rosa Blesshighlyfavored James

It was a sad morning in the hospital two family’s lost today

Key Davis

The motel is a haven for drugs and an eyesore for downtown. Get rid of it.

Kenyetta Luvinmyfour Glasgow

Well I’ll be damn

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FYI...Governor McMaster announced today that the "Last Call" order will be lifted for South Carolina on Monday, March 1 -- Restaurants may resume normal alcohol sales as licensed by the South Carolina Department of Revenue. Additionally, South Carolina Department of Commerce approval for events involving more than 250 people will no longer be required.

Full press release here... governor.sc.gov/news/2021-02/gov-henry-mcmaster-lift-last-call-order-large-gatherings-approval-pr...

#covid19 #sumtersc #SouthCarolina
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In Sumter SC you can grab anyone numerous times and face NO consequences. Even if the victim has it on video ....it is permissible and the SPD actually condones this activity. youtu.be/6OP0iIkJ8nQ

So places can serve longer then 10 pm now?

RUNAWAY: Your help is needed to locate Nehemia Rashaun Amos, 17.
Although he has been seen in different parts of the city since leaving some months ago, Amos has not returned to his East College Street home.
If you see Amos or know where he could be, contact the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700.
He is described as about 5 feet 5 inches tall, 140 lbs. and has brown eyes and black hair.
An up to $2,500 reward may be available for information that can help locate him. Information can be given anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or by using the Crime Stoppers app or website.
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RUNAWAY: Your help is needed to locate Nehemia Rashaun Amos, 17.
Although he has been seen in different parts of the city since leaving some months ago, Amos has not returned to his East College Street home.
If you see Amos or know where he could be, contact the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700. 
He is described as about 5 feet 5 inches tall, 140 lbs. and has brown eyes and black hair.
An up to $2,500 reward may be available for information that can help locate him. Information can be given anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or by using the Crime Stoppers app or website.  
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that shit fake ash i be damn if i’m missing 🤣🤣🤣

If He's 17 How Is He A Runaway ? Hes Grown

Rachel Johnston Susan Stancil Pat Christmas Julie Witt Diane Johnson Summers Angie Barrett Spohn have y’all seen him lately? I haven’t seen him since we did the “hopes and dreams” bus tour all around the neighborhood. I tried to give him a notebook but he said he he had one already.

an plus $2,500 ain’t enough but mfrs still do shit fah money at the end of the day up that bitch the $20,000 i might turn myself in you dumb fucks 🖕🏽👮🏽‍♂️

Sumter PD seems like he's fine because he commented on his own post about him being missing. 🤷🏾‍♂️

Marco Andrews

While some are cracking jokes that's someone's child. 17 or not Nehemia needs to go to his mom. Imagine if you didn't see your child of any age what you'd feel like. Y'all can be so damn insensitive sometimes. Since you're in the comments take your ass home.

These comments 😂😂😂😂 and then he commented on the post too😂😂😂 He ain’t missing 😭😭😭😭😭😭🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

He's 17. He isn't an adult. I didn't see him posting on this, but regardless, someone else can be using his phone to post on his social media, or his account could have been hacked to make the post. If you see him, call your local PD. Give them facts. What street you seen him on, which direction he's heading, closest intersection, and closest address you can identify. I hope he is OK.

Nope

By the looks of his profiles y'all just want to lock this man up. Smh this "missing" post is a WANTED post and y'all obviously want the public to do your job. SMH only in sumter

ATTENTION PPL HE IS NOT MISSING...... THIS HILARIOUS TO ME SUMTER PD PUT THIS UP WITHOUT PARENTS PERMISSION 🤣 😂 HORRIBLE TO KNOW THAT MY COUSIN. HE IS FINE AND HE IS NOT MISSING. SAD PART IS WHEN CHILD IS REALLY MISSING YALL DONT PAY ATTENTION UNLESS THEY HAD RECORD.. GET IT TOGETHER.... THIS CAN CAUSE A LAWSUIT

I joined the Army at 17????

In Sumter SC you can grab anyone numerous times and face NO consequences. Even if the victim has it on video ....it is permissible and the SPD actually condones this activity. youtu.be/6OP0iIkJ8nQ

Fuck y@ll

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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