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  We would like to wish a hearty congratulations to Cpl Cleveland Pinkney, recipient of the American Legion Post 15 Deputy of the Year. He was also honored last night with the Sumter County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Cpl Pinkney has been a tremendous asset to our agency and we couldn't be more proud of him. Thank you for your dedicated service to the citizens of Sumter County. 

Holiday message from Sheriff Dennis

  As a new year is approaching, I want to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt greetings for the season and appreciate you all for your accomplishments, achievements, and the many sacrifices in 2013.  We had a very successful year in 2013 and it is all because of your support and dedication to your duties with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of this great county.  

  Previously, I shared with you all my vision for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and certain expectations about the way I want us to operate.  I shared with you how I want each of you to continue to do a great job, improve on your job performance and to never be satisfied with being status quo.  I shared with you my vision of a great leader!

  Thank you for your focus, your willingness to be held accountable and to hold others accountable.  It has made a tremendous difference throughout 2013.

  You see, because as professionals and as an organization we are wired to look forward rather than back; because time passes quickly and it's easy to forget all of the moments that make a year; and because it's just as important to savor accomplishments as it is to collect them, I want to close 2013 with a reminder of what you did that set the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office apart and helped to make it a successful year.


  •          New facility with a smooth transition
  •          Aviation unit
  •          Decrease in violent crimes
  •          Decrease in property crimes
  •          Overall community involvement (bikes, Toys for Tots, Operation Helping Hands, etc.)
  •          Decrease in response time
  •          Increase in paper service
  •          Cooperation with other agencies (state, federal and local) and all other entities

  Our future looks bright and we are moving forward. I believe that with your continued hard work, next year will be an even better year for our organization.  Thank you again for your dedicated services to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and to the citizens of Sumter County and may you all have a Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year!


Anthony Dennis

Sheriff of Sumter County


8th Annual Toys for Tots BBQ Dinner Fundraiser

 The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is once again sponsoring our annual BBQ chicken dinner drive to raise funds for local Toys for Tots. Every year the day before Thanksgiving we cook and serve up over 500 dinners with all proceeds from sales going to benefit the local Toys for Tots initiative with the Marine Corps League. This year's dinner will be Wednesday, November 27, 2013, from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the SCSO Technology & Forensics area behind the new Sheriff's Office at 1281 N. Main St. Dinners include a leg quarter, green beans, baked beans, corn, a dessert and bread. Delivery is available with the purchase of 6 or more dinners. Tickets are available now and some dinners will be available for walk-up orders. If you would like tickets please contact Lt Lee Monahan at 803-464-3460.


1st Annual Special Olympics Glow Run a Success


     The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office hosted a Glow Run 5k Walk/Run at Dillon Park on Saturday, October 12th, 2013 at 9 p.m. The Glow Run and its sponsors have enabled Special Olympics to achieve many program goals throughout the year, including issuing hundreds of Coaches’ Certifications to Special Olympics volunteer coaches, recognizing the completion of sport specific training designed for coaching individuals with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics is also the host for the Spring Games in nearly every county in South Carolina. Spring Games give athletes the chance to compete in front of peers, classmates, friends, families, supporters, and communities. We would like to thank all those who sponsored this event and those who participated and/or donated to this wonderful cause. We were able to donate over $3,300 to Special Olympics because of this spectacular event. Pictured below are our 1st place (Dontrey Lampkin, middle), 2nd  place (Rick Buckley, left), and 3rd  place ( Jake Trejo, right) winners from the Glow Run holding their trophies, which were donated by Mays’ Trophy Shop.



2013 Charlie Kubala Memorial Golf Tournament

  Registration is now open for the 2013 Charlie Kubala Memorial Golf Tournament. This year's tournament will be on Monday, October 14th, 2013, at Beech Creek Golf Club. As always there will be plenty of food, drinks, door prizes, great golf and even better company for you to enjoy at Sumter's largest annual charity golf tournament. Come be a part of this great cause as we honor Sumter's finest who have given the ultimate sacrifice and show appreciation to the fine men and women of Sumter's law enforcement community.

  More information and registration forms are available at the Tournament Info page or you can download one here. Online registration and payments are also available here. If you have any questions or would like to be a sponsor, please email Lt Lee Monahan or call him at 803-436-2161.


Glowing Hearts Doing Their Part

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol will be hosting its first annual Glowing Hearts Doing Their Part, a 5K nighttime charity run & walk benefitting the Special Olympics. Participants will be able to purchase glow items at the event to support the cause. You may also bring your own glow items to show support.

The entry fee is $20 for individual runners or $35 for a couple and includes a fluorescent t-shirt, a special glow in the dark gift and refreshments. All proceeds from registrations and sales go to benefit the Special Olympics of South Carolina. If you or your business would like to participate or help sponsor, please email Deputy Jennifer Mays or call her at 803-436-2046.

If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please contact Deputy Mays or you can go to our volunteer page and submit an application. All volunteers will be subject to a criminal background check.

We look forward to seeing you there!


2013 National Night Out


The Crime Prevention Unit will be hosting a National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. The purpose of the event is to prepare community groups and leaders for events in their respective communities later the same night. National Night Out is an event where neighbors lock their doors, turn on the outside light, and spend the evening getting to know each other. The event will also give potential community and Crime Watch groups an opportunity to gain information on how to formally get a group started. A variety of games will be played for various prizes and safety information will also be available. There will be a car seat safety and information table, a DUI informational exercise, along with displays from the Sumter Fire Department and Department of Natural Resources.  Please remember to be safe and enjoy your community. Please join us at 1285 North Main St., behind the new Sheriff's Office, from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm. If  you have any questions, please contact the Sumter County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit at 803-436-2034.


3rd Annual Back to School Bash



REMINDER: 2013 Blood Drive Today

    The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring a blood drive today, Friday, July 12th, 2013, from 10am until 3pm. It is being held in our multi-purpose room our new facility located at 1281 North Main St. For more information please contact Lt Jenny Dailey at 803-436-2043 or Dep Jennifer Mays at 803-436-2046. You can also schedule online at and use sponsor code SumterSheriff. Drop-ins are welcome. Please come and support this life saving cause.



2013 Blood Drive

    The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, July 12th, 2013, from 10am until 3pm. It will be held in our multi-purpose room our new facility located at 1281 North Main St. For more information please contact Lt Jenny Dailey at 803-436-2043 or Dep Jennifer Mays at 803-436-2046. You can also schedule online at and use sponsor code SumterSheriff.