The Sumter Police Department’s Victim Assistance Unit strives to provide support and assistance to any person who is a victim (directly or indirectly) of a crime.

The Victim Assistance Unit offers comprehensive services to all victims of crime to include:

  • On site crisis intervention and follow-up
  • Referrals to crisis counseling
  • Information on crime victim’s rights
  • Information and referrals to SC Crime Victim’s Compensation Fund
  • Case status updates
  • Advocacy within the criminal and juvenile justice systems to include court accompaniment and transportation if necessary
  • Partnerships with shelters, safe houses, and other community service agencies

VICTIMS/WITNESSES WHO FEEL THEY ARE BEING THREATENED, HARASSED, OR INTIMIDATED SHOULD NOTIFY THE SUMTER POLICE DEPARTMENT IMMEDIATELY.

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