Chief Roark joined the Sumter Police Department as Deputy Chief in December of 2009. He was sworn in as Chief of Police of the Sumter Police Department in September 2011.
Prior to coming to the Sumter Police Department, Chief Roark served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for more than twenty-six years. He retired as Colonel of the Highway Patrol in May 2008, a post he had held since June 2003. Upon his retirement he worked in the private sector as a consultant with Ward Services in Columbia, South Carolina.
Degrees and Accomplishments
Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, Saint Leo University
2005 Graduate, South Carolina Executive Institute
FBI National Academy, 184th Session
2006 Recipient Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement
A native of Sumter, Colonel Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Morris College, and was commissed as an Officer in the United States Army. He is also a graduate of the 236th Session of the FBI National Academy.
Rabon heads the Investigative Services Division, which conducts investigations concerning violent crimes, property crimes, financial crimes, juvenile delinquent activities, and oversees forensic/polygraph and crime scene matters. The agency’s Warrant and School Resource Officers are also led by Rabon.
As the commander of this division, Captain Evans oversees and manages the Records, Recruitment, Training, and the Citizens Assistance Unit (CAU). Evans also oversees the department’s procurement, vehicle fleet and facility maintenance. It is the mission of the division to provide continual support to the agency in order to ensure that law enforcement operations are effective and uninterrupted.
As Commander of this Division, Captain Singleton oversees four Patrol shifts responsible for 24/7 police response to calls for service, Traffic Division, K9 Unit, Animal Control, and School Crossing Guards.
Captain Singleton is a 2018 graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officer’s Development program and is currently seeking a degree in Criminal Justice at St. Leo University.
Having started as a corporal in what was then the department’s Crime Prevention Unit, he now heads the unit which has broadened its scope and responsibilities to become the Community Services Unit.
Through his leadership, the Community Services Unit assists the agency in building community relationships by strategically coordinating ways to address grassroots issues, disseminate information of public interest, and build goodwill in the community.