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 Accreditation Certification
August 10, 2017


On August 10, 2017, Chairman John Tucker and members of the South Carolina Police Accreditation Council presented Chief Allen Heidler and Accreditation Coordinator Angela Watson with the Florence Police Department's three year state accreditation award. 

The Florence Police Department had an on-site assessment on May 30th and 31st of 2017 by South Carolina Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc.  The standards set forth for accreditation focus on four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.  During this assessment, our department provided objective evidence of our commitment to professionalism and excellence in the delivery of law enforcement services and our dedication to being a community oriented policing agency.  Assessors verified our agency's compliance with the standards by reviewing our files for the previous three years, interviewing personnel from operations and management, as well as touring our facilities.  The Florence Police Department's voluntary participation in this accreditation program is an effort to demonstrate our commitment to delivering the highest level of service and security to our community.

City of Florence Neighborhood Watch Associations


Association President

Meeting Date

Briggs NHW October 5th at 6:00 PM

Cambridge Court NHW

Melinda Jenkins

October 19th at 5:00 PM

Church Hill NHW

Jennifer Murphy

October 26th at 4:00 PM

Claussen Community NHW

Natalie Bee


Clyde Court NHW

Brenda Cain

October 11th at 10:00 AM

Coit Village NHW

Crystal Legette


College Park NHW

J. Chester Gambrell

October 2nd at 7:00 PM

Colonial Gardens

Fred Kunz/Penny Sansbury

October 10th at 7:00 PM

Creekside NHW

Clara Thomas Little

October 17th at 10:00AM
Country Creek    
Downtown Merchants Association October 5th at 6:30PM

East Florence Concerned Citizens

Pat Gibson-Hye Moore

October 11th at 6:00 PM

Fair Lane Estates NHW

Stewart Flowers

Greater Wilson Heights NHW

Betty Gregg

October 2nd at 6:30 PM

Haven Straits NHW


Hickory Knoll NHW

Jennifer Stone


Huntington Safety NHW

Michael McMillan

Lakota Crossing

Sheena Falletti

October 25th at 2:00PM

Liberty Street NHW

Maretha Downs

October 5th at 5:00 PM

Maple Park NHW

Katherine Phillips

October 12th at 7:00 PM

McLeod Merchant's Association  

McGowan NHW

Sheena Falletti

October 25th at 3:30PM 

Northwest Park NHW

Mary Grant

October 17th at 6:00PM

Norwood Estates NHW

Mr. Thornell Kirven

Oakland Place NHW    

Olde Mill NHW

Marc Deremo

October 24th at 7:00PM

Park View Plaza NHW

John Gaines/ Hazel Mouzon

October 12th at 1:00 PM

Pelican House   October 25th at 11:00 AM

Pine Park NHW

Alfred Eaddy

October 12th at 10:00 AM

Rice Plantation NHW

Milton Harrison

Royal NHW

Doug Summerford


Sanhurst East

Kelly Williams

Spaulding Heights NHW

Levance McIver / Miriam Moses

October 28th at 12:00 PM

South Haven NHW

Miss Michele Murray


Southside Circle NHW

Carolyn McElveen


Sydney Avenue NHW

Marilyn Belk

October 5th at 7:00 PM

The New Royall NHW

Elizabeth Herdt


Timrod Park NHW

Alicia Connelly

October 3rd at 7:00 PM

Waverly Acres NHW

Hazel Mouzon


Woodmont NHW

Darlene Hines

October 12th at 6:00 PM

Williams Heights NHW

Dorothy Hines

October 3rd at 6:30 PM