Emergency: 911        Non Emergency: (803) 436-2774
Location: 1281 North Main Street, Sumter, SC 29153
     Mailing: P.O. Box 430, Sumter, SC 29151

Crime Prevention

2019 National Night Out 7

The Crime Prevention Unit of officers who educate the public on matters of safety and community concerns through the media, public speaking engagements and direct communications with more than 25 neighborhood watch groups, community policing groups and other community organizations. The Crime Prevention Unit is tasked with educating the public to recognize the risk of crime and advising the public on how to make themselves and their property harder targets for criminals.

Crime prevention services but include:
  • Business and home security surveys;
  • Crime prevention through environmental design surveys;
  • D.A.R.E.;
  • Neighborhood watch programs;
  • Public event presentations;
  • Citizen Satisfaction and Safety Surveys;
  • Senior checks, Safe At Home; and
  • Explorers.
To start a neighborhood watch or request a speaker, please call (803) 436-2010.


Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Explorers are a group of young men and women, ages 13 to 20, who have a shared interest in law enforcement and public safety. This group meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday each month at the sheriff's office, 1281 N. Main St. Participants learn various aspects of law enforcement and experience training scenarios in a supervised environment similar to our sworn officers.

For more information, please call (803) 436-2010 and ask for Cpl. Hobbs.