Florence Police Department
Working to Keep Our Communities Safe
Effective law enforcement in today’s society not only requires innovative police practices but also the combined partnerships between area law enforcement entities, residents, and businesses, as well as elected officials and government agencies. The primary organizational goal of this concept is working cooperatively with individual citizens, groups of citizens, and both public and private organizations to identify and resolve issues which potentially affect the livability of specific neighborhoods, business areas, or the city as a whole. Under the concept of Community-based policing, the Florence Police Department recognizes the fact that police officers cannot effectively deal with such issues alone and must partner with others who share a mutual responsibility for resolving problems.
Florence Police Department Achieves
June 12, 2014
On Thursday June 12th Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler and Police Department Accreditation Coordinator Angela Watson received a three year police accreditation award from members of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Accreditation Council in Columbia SC. On May 20th and 21st the Police Department was inspected by state accreditation assessors and was found to be in compliance with all 289 standards of best police practices as required by state accreditation mandates.