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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HEAT ADVISORY ISSUED
It's 91 degrees;
Feels like 104°
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Great information

If it feels like 104 then it’s 104 🤣😩

Andre Dupre

The advisory is for Friday afternoon. Heat indices are expected to reach 110 or higher.

92 feels like 106

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM EDT FRIDAY... * WHAT...Heat index values up to 110 expected. * WHERE...Portions of central South Carolina and east central Georgia. * WHEN...From noon to 8 PM EDT Friday. * IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

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Update it’s 94 degrees and heat index is 105

Chedriante

I used to crop tobacco in N.C. not to Bad !!!!

92 feels like 106

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CANCELED: Regrettably, with COVID-19 cases on the rise, we will not be able to host our annual Back to School Bash on Aug. 10 and celebrate with local students the beginning of the new school year.
We do, however, continue to wish our young learners, their families and the entire education community a safe and successful school year.
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CANCELED: Regrettably, with COVID-19 cases on the rise, we will not be able to host our annual Back to School Bash on Aug. 10 and celebrate with local students the beginning of the new school year.
We do, however, continue to wish our young learners, their families and the entire education community a safe and successful school year.

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We are not a serious nation..... How many new cases have occurred that have caused this response?

That is sad. Especially since Main Street gets shut for dancing and music events. Will those stop also?

Eso kiere desir que estidiaran el linia oke

I don’t believe this.

Put on a mask and roll on

Here we go again…..panic mode! God help us!

Maybe do a drive-thru event instead?

Maybe consider a drive through event?

Drop offs or drive thru would have been nice for the folks that was looking forward to the help

Lmao y’all really need to get a life. This town is a joke

Schools are having orientations and such....

I really hope they at least donate to the schools.

Why can’t it be a drive through and pick up things

Do a drive through like the Clarendon sheriff office is doing

Aug 10th. How do you know what it’s going to be on that date?

This is SHAMEFUL!!!!! You are building the students up then letting them down!! No wonder they do not know who or what to believe in this crazy world!!! I feel sad for all the young students who were excited for this to happen!! Just my "thoughts" 🙁

Thank you for the information

Many of our students depend on these events for supplies. Please consider allowing parents to drive through and pick up some supplies.

That’s absurd. Constantly cowering in fear because of covid. Shits never gonna end

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PARK 2021 will be a drive-thru event on August 7 at the Civic Center parking lot.. The Sumter County Prevention Team

Don’t fall for it Sumter

Covid doesn’t exist. More lies and deception from the Freemason elite cartel. Take your mask off and stop living in fear.

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Take the necessary precautions and think of others as temperatures and humidity levels hit the triple digits this week... ... See MoreSee Less
Take the necessary precautions and think of others as temperatures and humidity levels hit the triple digits this week...

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Thank you for this information

AND your hardworking LINEMEN, Andre Dupre

Thank you for having chronic illness on there

Suspect tied to multiple storage unit break-ins

SUMTER, SC (July 28, 2021) – A local man remains in jail after police linked him to several storage unit break-ins in the city since April.

Edward Lee Bick III of Lake Cherryvale Drive, who was in jail since July 13 on break-in charges in the county, was charged Saturday by the Sumter Police Department with three counts possession of burglary tools and eight counts of 3rd degree burglary-1st offense.

Bick was identified as a suspect following a string of reported break-ins to storage units along Constitution Drive, Camden Highway and other parts of the city.

Thousands of dollars in items including clothing, jewelry and ammunition were reported stolen from those units.

An investigation is continuing and more charges are possible.

Anyone with information or to report a break-in to a storage unit is asked to call the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Officers also encourage members of the public to immediately report activity – persons or vehicles – you notice at or near storage businesses that could be out of the ordinary.

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Suspect tied to multiple storage unit break-ins

SUMTER, SC (July 28, 2021) – A local man remains in jail after police linked him to several storage unit break-ins in the city since April.

Edward Lee Bick III of Lake Cherryvale Drive, who was in jail since July 13 on break-in charges in the county, was charged Saturday by the Sumter Police Department with three counts possession of burglary tools and eight counts of 3rd degree burglary-1st offense.

Bick was identified as a suspect following a string of reported break-ins to storage units along Constitution Drive, Camden Highway and other parts of the city.

Thousands of dollars in items including clothing, jewelry and ammunition were reported stolen from those units.

An investigation is continuing and more charges are possible.

Anyone with information or to report a break-in to a storage unit is asked to call the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Officers also encourage members of the public to immediately report activity – persons or vehicles – you notice at or near storage businesses that could be out of the ordinary.

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The system will let him right back out, he will be stealing again…..

Glad he was caught

Geez. This guy has been doing this for years. Quit letting him out

Spos

Megan Grooms Manus

Megan Grooms Manus- this may be the guy??? 😡

Ronica Prince

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* Keep cool
* Stay hydrated
* Check on elderly, pets, others affected by high temps *Dial 9-1-1 in an emergency
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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