Current News & Releases

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 www.redcrossblood.org 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 www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code SumterSheriff.

 

 

2013 Boys to Men & Girls to Women Conferences

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting its Annual Youth Conferences: The “Boys To Men Conference” will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 14th and 15th 2013 at Crestwood High School located at 2000 Oswego Road, Sumter, SC. The “Girls To Women Conference” will also be held at Crestwood High School on Friday and Saturday, June 28th and 29th 2013.

The conferences are aimed at building character and leadership skills among boys and girls ages 10 to 18 if still in high school. Topics of discussion include gang violence, sexually transmitted diseases, teenage pregnancy, domestic violence, budgeting and finances, making positive career choices, and we promote education and a deep desire to attend institutions of higher learning. Registration fee is $25 per camper. Registration begins at 6:30am Friday morning with various other activities scheduled throughout the day and evening. The campers will stay overnight and the conferences resume early Saturday morning. Graduation ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 3pm, and the conferences will end at approximately 5pm Saturday. Parents are encouraged to attend graduation.

Each camper is to bring any medications needed; female personal items, and personal hygiene items to include soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant; wash towels, and bed covers. Campers (boys & girls) may wear shorts, but the length should extend to the knees. Otherwise, shorts are prohibited. Females may wear skirts provided they are knee length or below. Cots will be provided, therefore sleeping bags are optional. Meals & snacks will be provided throughout the conferences as well, to include breakfast on Friday morning. In addition to items needed the campers will also need to bring a beach towel and swimwear. This year we will be taking the campers to the Orangeburg County Water Park on Friday morning.

We are soliciting your support by asking that you sponsor a child, or children, or simply make a monetary contribution. If you are interested please fill out the donation form or stop by our office. Volunteers may assist upon completion of a volunteer application, which can be picked up from our office or downloaded here. Criminal background checks of all volunteers will be conducted by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

It is our mission to make our youth prosperous and productive citizens of the future. Applications may be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office, and for more information, contact: Captain Terrance Colclough at (803) 436-2032 or Felisha Dukes at (803) 436-2053. Annual Youth Conference applications may also be downloaded here.

Cpl Elizabeth B Foxworth (1967-2012)

 

 

It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the untimely death of one of our employees, Corporal Elizabeth B. Foxworth, on December 10, 2012.  

Corporal Foxworth was a twelve (12) year veteran law enforcement officer.  She worked diligently with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office for seven (7) years and she was previously employed with the Sumter Police Department for five (5) years. 

This is a very difficult time not only for the family of Cpl. Elizabeth Foxworth, but for her law enforcement family as well.  It is a very sad time.

Needless to say, we will all miss her more than words can ever express. She was not just our co-worker but our good friend as well. I hope you will all keep her family and our office in your thoughts and prayers.

 

2012 Toys for Tots BBQ Fundraiser

 

 

    The 2012 Toys for Tots campaign is in full swing gearing up for Christmas and the Sumter County Sheriff's Office is once again teaming up with the local Marine Corps League to raise funds. We will be having our 7th annual barbecue chicken dinner fundraiser next week and tickets are still available. This year's event will be on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, from 11:00 until 2:00 and tickets are $7/ea. Dinners will be available for pick up at our training facility on North Main Street. Orders of 6 or more dinners can be delivered. If you'd like to buy tickets or like more information, please contact Cpl Rick Nelson (803-464-7782) or Lt Lee Monahan (803-436-2161).

2012 Southside Town Hall

    The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a meet and greet with various officials from Sumter County in an open forum session for citizens of the South Sumter community to address their issues and concerns. Sheriff Dennis and his staff members will also be on hand to answer questions relating to law enforcement in your community. 

    This is your chance to ask questions, express interest, give your opinion and find out how to get involved regarding concerns within the South Sumter Community. Representatives from the following agencies will be among the panel members available for you to interact with:

 

  • Sumter County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sumter County Council
  • Sumter County Administration
  • South Hope Center
  • City-County Planning

 

    For more information, please contact Sr Cpl Jerry Kelly at (803) 464-8902 or email him at jekelly@sumtercountysc.org. If you would like a copy of the flyer to post you may click here.

 

Homicide of Missing Person

JOINT RELEASE - Sumter Police Department & Sumter County Sheriff's Office


    On August 22, 2012 shortly after 5:00pm, the Sumter County Sheriff's Office responded to Cane Savannah Rd., just off of SC highway 261 in Wedgefield, after an individual reported that while he was picking up cans from a ditch area he discovered what he believed to have been skeletal remains.

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Gambling House Raided

After an ongoing 4 month investigation into Illegal Gambling within Sumter County, Deputies with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division and the Sumter City Police OCVC Unit executed a search warrant at 3325 Carter Road on Wednesday, August 22nd.

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17th Annual Charlie Kubala Memorial Golf Tournament

    The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is proud to announce this year's Charlie Kubala Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at the Beech Creek Golf Club on Monday, October 8, 2012. This fundraiser is dedicated to the memory of Sgt Charlie Kubala, a Deputy Sheriff who was killed in the line of duty on February 26, 1996. The tournament originally began as a college fundraiser for Sgt Kubala's two young children that were left behind. Since then it has expanded to cover any children of law enforcement killed in the line of duty in the Sumter community, as well as provide a small benefit to spouses of those officers to help out with any expenses immediately following their loss.

    In its 17 years this tournament has grown to be one of the largest charity tournaments in South Carolina with almost 250 players each year. If you are interested in playing in the tournament or would like to be a sponsor, please visit www.KubalaGolf.com for more information or to register. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Lt Lee Monahan at 803-436-2161 or email info@KubalaGolf.com.

Prescription Medicine Disposal

    The United States Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is again partnering with state and local law enforcement agencies to conduct the fifth National Take Back Initiative (NTBI) on Saturday, September 29th, 2012, for the collection of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs.  The DEA Atlanta Field Division is coordinating with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and Sumter Police Department for this important effort in reducing the amounts of controlled substances that may otherwise be diverted into our communities or improperly disposed into our sewer systems, septic tanks, etc., polluting our ground water.

    If you have expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications that you need to get rid of, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and Sumter Police Department will have personnel available for the pill drop at the City-County Law Enforcement Center located at 107 East Hampton Ave, Sumter, on Saturday, September 29th, 2012, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. If you'd like more information on this national effort you can find out more by going to the DEA's website.

    If you are not able to make this date, need to dispose of prescription medications at a later date, or would like more information on our event, please call us at 803-436-2760 anytime throughout the year and we'll be glad to assist.