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Request for Assistance


    The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying the two individuals pictured as persons of interest that may have been involved in the robbery of the P&D Grocery. If you have any information or recognize these individuals please contact our office at 803-436-2700 or 803-436-2718.


FOX Carolina story about the SC Sheriff's Association

Internet Safety Workshop



2012 Annual Youth 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 8th and 9th, 2012, 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 22nd and 23rd, 2012.

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Police Week Prayer Breakfast

    The Sumter County Sheriff's Office, along with the Sumter Police Department, will again be hosting the National Police Week Prayer Breakfast on May 15, 2012. Our guest speaker will be LTG Vincent K. Brooks, Commanding General Third Army. For tickets or more information please contact Sgt Tiller (774-3850), Barbara Wiley (436-2044) or Barron Hite (436-2721).

Toys for Tots Fundraiser

    The Sumter County Sheriff's Office will be sponsoring it's 6th Annual BBQ Chicken Dinner to raise funds benefitting the local Toys for Tots this holiday season. Each year we have partnered with the local detachment of the Marine Corps League to try and bring some happiness to needy children in the Sumter community at Christmas. If you're interested in purchasing a meal for yourself or your organization, please make contact with Lt Rick Nelson (803-464-7782) or Lt Lee Monahan (803-436-2161). Delivery is available for orders of 6 plates or more. Please help us to help make a child smile this Christmas.


    It’s the time of year for sweets, costumes, tricks and tricks. Halloween will be observed in Sumter County on Monday October 31, 2011. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging citizens to keep some crucial safety tips in mind during this time. Be cautious of your surroundings and the treats you may receive.  Parents are reminded to accompany younger children to the door of every residence you approach. If any type of suspicious or unlawful activity is taking place, notify Law Enforcement immediately. We are encouraging drivers to reduce your speed and stay alert during this time because children may simply forget Pedestrian Safety Rules. It may also be hard for drivers to see children in the dark so please carry a flashlight or glow stick. Do not wear any costume accessories that may obstruct your view. Remember, do not eat any candy until it is checked by an adult at home.

    The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office will participate by issuing candy at various locations from 6pm until 8pm. A Uniformed Deputy will be at the Cherryvale Community Center, Shiloh Community Center, Rembert Community Center, Dalzell Community Center, Pinewood Town Hall, South Sumter Resource Center and the Sumter Mall during the appointed time. There will be a bouncy house and a movie played while attending the Sumter Mall Event. We are encouraging and reminding you to be safe.

    For more information, please contact Sr. Cpl. Latisha Billie at 803-774-6146.


Due to overwhelming amount of stray animals in the county, and the recent amount of dog attacks, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Unit is enforcing a “Zero Tolerance Policy” for dogs and cats roaming freely within the County, and for pet owners failing to vaccinate their pets (titles 47-3-10 through 47-3-710). (MORE BELOW)

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News Release

On 8/31/11, Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 4627 Blanche Rd. Lot 184 Burgess Glen Mobile Home Park in reference to shots being fired. When Deputies arrived they found four victims with gun shot wounds. Three of the victims were transported to Tuomey Medical Center. Kiana Moore, age 18 of 4627 Blanche Rd.. Lot 184 Burgess Glen Mobile Home Park was pronounced dead at Tuomey Medical Center. David Acoff, age 20 of 4627 Blanche Rd. Lot 184 was transported to Richland Memorial for a gunshot wound to his back and shoulder. Ebony Canty, age 27 of 4627 Blanche Rd. Lot 141 was shot in the right thigh. A male juvenile was shot in his right leg and he was later transported to Richland Memorial Hospital.This case is still under investigation. A Press Conference will be held at The Sumter County Sheriff's Office 107 E. Hampton Ave. on September 1, 2011 at 11:30 p.m.

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Request for Information

    Recently there has been an enormous amount of Burglaries and Breaking and Entering of autos in the Dalzell and Ebenezer Communities. If you have any information, please contact the Sheriff’s Office. A cash reward up to $1,000 is available for any information leading to the arrest of the person(s) committing these crimes.

    If you have any information, please call Crime Stoppers at 803-436-2718 or you can submit a tip online here or either submit it anonymously here.