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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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DRUG TAKE BACK DAY: Weโ€™ll have someone here at our office, 335 N. Lafayette Drive, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 27 to collect unwanted, unused prescription pills.
In partnership with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, this is a free, no-questions-asked public service that we offer twice yearly on National Drug Take Back Day as well as year round during our normal hours of operation.
Please no creams, liquids or sharps.
Clean out these potentially dangerous drugs from your drawers and cabinets and bring them to us for safe disposal.
#SumterPD #SumterSC #TakeBackDay
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DRUG TAKE BACK DAY: Weโ€™ll have someone here at our office, 335 N. Lafayette Drive, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 27 to collect unwanted, unused prescription pills.
In partnership with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, this is a free, no-questions-asked public service that we offer twice yearly on National Drug Take Back Day as well as year round during our normal hours of operation.
Please no creams, liquids or sharps.
Clean out these potentially dangerous drugs from your drawers and cabinets and bring them to us for safe disposal.
#SumterPD #SumterSC #TakeBackDayImage attachment

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Thank you for helping us save our fur babies. You are greatly appreciated!!!

Thank you for your compassion and the job you do.

Two very passionate and wonderful and animal loving ladies..

Thank you both for all you do for the animals and for us!

Sumter animal lovers appreciate and thank you!

We appreciate you both!!!

Thank ufor all you do!!!!!

Thank you for all you do

Thank you

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REWARD OFFERED: An up to $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons involved in a fatal shooting last week at Red Bay Store on Boulevard Road.
Officers are continuing to investigate and are working to identify the driver of a gray Dodge Charger that was seen in the area at about the time of the shooting.
Ray'Quan Dontrell Lamont Durant, 20, of Mooneyham Road, was shot outside of the store before 8:50 p.m. Wednesday. He later died at Prisma Health Tuomey.
Call Sumter PD, 803-436-2700, if you saw or heard anything before or after the shooting or if you see a gray Charger matching the one in this post.
Tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or submitted online at P3Tips.com or by using the P3tips app that is available for iOS and Android devices.
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REWARD OFFERED: An up to $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons involved in a fatal shooting last week at Red Bay Store on Boulevard Road.
Officers are continuing to investigate and are working to identify the driver of a gray Dodge Charger that was seen in the area at about the time of the shooting.
RayQuan Dontrell Lamont Durant, 20, of Mooneyham Road, was shot outside of the store before 8:50 p.m. Wednesday. He later died at Prisma Health Tuomey.
Call Sumter PD, 803-436-2700, if you saw or heard anything before or after the shooting or if you see a gray Charger matching the one in this post.
Tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or submitted online at P3Tips.com or by using the P3tips app that is available for iOS and Android devices.Image attachmentImage attachment

6 CommentsComment on Facebook

That cars on boulevard all the time

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Please be aware...
Four-way stops are now in effect along Calhoun Street at the intersections with Church, Salem and Purdy streets.
Slow it down, pay attention and follow the rules of the road.
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Please be aware...
Four-way stops are now in effect along Calhoun Street at the intersections with Church, Salem and Purdy streets.
Slow it down, pay attention and follow the rules of the road.

96 CommentsComment on Facebook

I was told this decision was VERY RECENTLY MADE & has already been completed. Hm And was told because the people in this historic area wanted to preserve this area๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผ‍โ™€๏ธ Terrible idea and money wasted when there’s roads with massive holes

Hopefully it will slow down the speeders. They think it's a race track.

This is the most stupidest decision Sumter has made in a while. I realize the reason is to cut down traffic on Calhoun. But still stupid!

This is without a doubt the STUPIDEST decision ever! Expect accidents…Praying no fatal accidents.

Folks, I bet someone with some sway and pull in this community lives on that road....

That makes no sense to me at all. All this is going to do is create the opportunity for more accidents.

This is a waste of tax payers dollars and police resources. Almost as bad a decision as the huge tennis facility and the shotpouch project. Our roads are terrible and littered with chunks of tires, broken hub caps. But lets continue wasteful spending like this and blame the roads on Scdot?

What yall need to do is fix that road all them pot holes gone cost somebody a tire ma’am/sir’s

Why fix something that’s not broken?!?!?

Ridiculous decision

Terrible decision!

I went that way at 11:00, then at 12:00. I saw3 people get pulled. I’m assuming all 3 might have run the stop lights. I sure hope they got a warning or just talking to. Been traveling that road for 50 years.

Should be fixing roads

Years ago when Calhoun St had no stop lights there were MANY accidents. I can't see this working in old town Sumter. Maybe in new neighborhoods where people are not used to stoplights and a history of streets that have no stops. On the other hand I can't see how Sumter will adjust to a Roundabout at Liberty and Alice Dr. That has to be the most stupid of ALL the changes. 7 lanes coming together? I will be charging admission for those who want to park in my yard and watch the circus!

Many, many accidents waiting to happen. 4-way stops are disasters in Sumter.

We might as well get used to it because they are not going to change it back the way it was. I miss having those red lights I'm so used to them being there now we have to be more cautious I just hope and pray there will not be any serious accidents down any of those roads. I pray that people will be safe and slow down and be cautious and watch out for other people. Yeah I go down that road a lot. It's definitely different something people going to have to get used to now all we can do is see what happens hopefully people will be sensible enough to slow down and watch other cars and people and just slow down and use common sense. Dear Lord keep everybody safe on the runs down through there and everywhere and Sumter keep watch over everyone and keep everybody safe for my alarm I pray this prayer in Jesus name amen

Yup I work in the area and keep hearing the sirens of the cops pulling people over.

I don’t see where that helps anything. It will make it harder for ambulance, fire and police to move in that area. Just stupid

You just can't fix stupid anymore! Why don't they add more bike lanes that people don't use and glow in the dark rocks to line the streets while they are at it lol

This is dumb. I think they did this to try to discourage through traffic on Calhoun. Why else put 4 way stop signs in at intersections where there's no traffic?? The traffic light they took out at Purdy they need to move to Wise drive at Guignard. Death trap intersection

One of the signs is obstructed by trees, and for people not used to these, it feels like a money grab and a major safety issue.

Sure was a lot nicer today in Calhoun for someone who walks and rides their bike to work ๐Ÿฉท

Someone mentioned going down Liberty Street instead. But it’s not wide enough. Idea - maybe the City of Sumter needs to hire somebody to oversee how this is working out and how much money was made recently on tickets to those who drove right thru them. Who made the decision? Was it surveyed before the idea came up?

Well you can start sitting the cops for all the accidents that are going to happen on Calhoun now.

Where are the red blinking/flashing lights to get peoples attention? Old habits die hard…

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Thank you love hard working people

Thank you for your services keeping us safe.

Thank you for all you do

Thank you for all you do

Thank you for sending me to all the calls day shift coulda answered ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜ just kidding ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

Annagrace Mariah wrong county, but celebrate your week! ♥๏ธ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿผ

Thank you to all our Dispatchers for all you do!!!!

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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