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Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Where is the Summerville Police Department?

  2. How do I get a copy of an Incident Report?

  3. How do I get a copy of an Accident Report?

  4. When can I be Fingerprinted for employment purposes?

  5. What is the phone number to.......?

  6. How do I file a complaint?

  7. How do I commend an Officer?

 


Where is the Summerville Police Department?

The Police Department is located at 300 West 2nd North Street, Summerville, S.C. 29483.

Driving directions to Summerville Police Department


How do I get a copy of an Incident Report?

Copies of Incident Reports can be obtained at the Records window inside the Police Department lobby.  Incident Reports are free of charge for victims (first copy) but cost $5.00 per copy for the general public.

 

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How do I get a copy of an Accident Report?

Copies of Accident Reports can be obtained at the Records window inside the Police Department lobby.  Accident Reports are  $5.00 per copy.

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When can I be Fingerprinted for employment purposes?

You can be fingerprinted at the Department on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00pm

Summerville Residents (proven by Govt. ID only) for $10.00

Non-Summerville Residents for $20.00

Also includes a criminal history for the last five (5) years for the Town of Summerville ONLY.

If you only need a criminal history:

Summerville Residents (proven by Govt. ID only) for $5.00

Non-Summerville residents  $10.00

 

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What is the phone number to........?

Summerville Police Department (Non-Emergency)

(843)871-2463  

 

           

Summerville Police Dispatch  (Non-Emergency)

(843)875-1650

 

           

Summerville Fire & Rescue (Non- Emergency)

(843) 873-5107

 

           

Summerville Municipal Court

   

(843)875-2010

 

           

Summerville Town Hall

       

(Mayor & Council, Administrator, parks, streets,

(843) 871-6000

sanitation, planning, zoning, licensing,

     

general information)

       

 

           

Summerville CPW (Water & Sewer)

 

(843) 875-8750

 

           

Dorchester County Information

 

(843) 832-0043

 

           

SCE&G

(Electric & Gas Service)

 

(843) 554-7234

 

           

Berkeley Electric Co-op

   

(843) 553-5020

 

           

Bell South

     

(843) 780-2355

 

           

D.R.E.A.M.      (Downtown Development)  

(843) 821-7260

 

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How do I file a complaint?

Your Complaint is Important

The Summerville Police Department is dedicated to the provision of the highest possible quality of law enforcement service to the public. The department is committed to courteously accepting and impartially investigating all complaints regarding the actions and performance of our personnel.

How to File a Complaint

A complaint can be made with the Summerville Police Department in the following ways:

Call (843-851-4100) or go to the Police Department at 300 West 2nd North Street and request to speak with the on-duty supervisor.

Write a letter to the Chief of Police at 300 West 2nd North Street, Summerville, SC 29483 (Fax: 843-851-4108).

The officer receiving your complaint will attempt to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible for you.

The Interview

An officer will address the complaint with you. If may be possible that the officer will be able to explain the employee's actions to your satisfaction. If, after this discussion, you are satisfied, then no further action will be taken. However, if the complaint is not resolved at that time, the officer will make a record of your complaint and forward to the appropriate personnel.

After the Complaint is Made

A record of your complaint will be forwarded to the Office of the Chief of Police for review and assignment. At that time, it will be determined if the complaint should be handled by the involved employee's supervisor or to initiate investigation by the Appropriate Investigator.

Length of the Process

The department requires by policy that investigations of all complaints be completed within 30 days from the time they are received. Any extensions required beyond that may be granted by the Chief of Police upon written request of the investigator.

What Happens After the Investigation

The results of each investigation will be discussed with the Chief of Police and appropriate members of the staff. If evidence supports a violation of department policy or procedure only it will be handled internally. If the matter is criminal in nature, it will be forwarded to the appropriate jurisdiction for further investigation.

What if a Member is in Violation of Agency Regulations?

The findings of the investigation will be forwarded to the Chief of Police for consideration of disciplinary action. The Chief of Police is the final authority concerning disciplinary action.

Your Rights After the Investigation

You will be notified of the conclusion of any investigation regarding your complaint.

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How Do I Commend an Officer?

Commendations

A commendation can be made with the Summerville Police Department in the following ways:

Call (843-851-4100) or go to the Police Department at 300 West 2nd North Street and request to speak with the on-duty supervisor.

Write a letter to the Chief of Police at 300 West 2nd North Street, Summerville, SC 29483 (Fax: 843-851-4108).

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