What People Say

I wouldn’t want to work for any other agency. The comradery among officers in our department is very strong. We truly do support one another.

Sergeant Caroline Sheppard-LewisPolice Officer

I love coming to work every day and interacting with the community. We don’t just answer calls for service, we get to know people and build relationships. It’s a great feeling to know you are helping make your community better.

Sergeant Major James SinklerPolice Officer

I was born and raised in Sumter. It has forever been my home. Ever since starting my new business, the officers have taken the time to come into my store to lend a helping hand and support my business. Sometimes, they even stop in just to catch up!

Julie HerlongStore Owner

No two days are the same and that really appeals to me. I feel like my work really matters and that’s what policing is all about.

Officer First Class Jamie SalmonPolice Officer

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We invest in developing officers for leadership roles and I am a great example of that. The training and guidance I’ve received in my 30 years with the agency prepared me to serve as Major of Operations for the Sumter Police Department.

Assistant Chief of Police Jeffery JacksonPolice Officer

Our police department is awesome! The officers are so involved with our community- coaching soccer and little league, mentoring kids in our schools, volunteering throughout the city. They are always helping others and are great role models for our children.

Lucy Grey McIverSumter Resident