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.


 Thank you Florence!!!
with sincere gratitude from the 
Florence Police Department

Citizens of Florence,

Hurricane Matthew impacted Florence last month with a fury and destruction the likes of which haven't been felt since hurricane Hugo over 27 years ago.  I was here for Hugo and I'll tell you that I couldn't be prouder of the men and women of the Florence Police Department and their response to the intensity of Matthew.  Our officers and staff acted with great dedication and a true commitment to protecting this community and I have extended my sincere appreciation to them.

Unprecedented however are the number of officers and civilian police department staff who have asked me to express their appreciation to the Florence community for your tremendous support during this stressful period.

As I controlled traffic at a major intersection on Sunday after the storm, I was taken aback by the constant shouts of praise and support coming from passing vehicles.  It wasn't until a couple of days later, after being approached by several officers, that I realized my experience wasn't unique.  At virtually every intersection being controlled by an officer, they were not only receiving shouts of praise and support, but also were handed bottles of water and other consumable items of appreciation.

In addition, over the last year, we have regularly received letters and gestures of support from many businesses, families, and individuals that transcends every area of our most gracious city and its citizens. The praise that our officers and staff received during hurricane Matthew however came at us from every direction and it was absolutely inspirational.

The support from our community is more than reassuring so, from a  grateful police department we say, thank you Florence!

Chief Allen Heidler

City of Florence Neighborhood Watch Associations


Association President

Meeting Date

Briggs NHW December 1st at 6:00PM

Cambridge Court NHW

Melinda Jenkins

December 15th at 5:00PM

Church Hill NHW

Jennifer Murphy

December 22nd at 4:00PM

Claussen Community NHW

Natalie Bee


Clyde Court NHW

Brenda Cain

December 14th at 10:00AM

Coit Village NHW

Crystal Legette


College Park NHW

J. Chester Gambrell

December 5th at 7:00PM

Colonial Gardens

Fred Kunz/Penny Sansbury

December 13th at 7:00PM

Creekside NHW

Clara Thomas Little

Country Creek   December 19th at 7:00PM
Downtown Merchants Association December 1st at 6:30PM             

East Florence Concerned Citizens

Pat Gibson-Hye Moore

December 14th at 6:00PM

Fair Lane Estates NHW

Stewart Flowers


Greater Wilson Heights NHW

Betty Gregg

December 5th at 6:30PM

Haven Straits NHW


Hickory Knoll NHW

Jennifer Stone


Huntington Safety NHW

Michael McMillan

Lakota Crossing

Sheena Falletti

Liberty Street NHW

Maretha Downs

December 1st at 6:00PM

Maple Park NHW

Katherine Phillips

December 8th at 7:00PM

McLeod Merchant's Association

McGowan NHW

Sheena Falletti

Northwest Park NHW

Mary Grant

December 20th at 6:00PM

Norwood Estates NHW

Mr. Thornell Kirven

Oakland Place NHW    December 15th at 3:00PM

Olde Mill NHW

Marc Deremo

 December 27th at 7:00PM

Park View Plaza NHW

John Gaines/ Hazel Mouzon

December 8th at 1:00PM

Pelican House    

Pine Park NHW

Alfred Eaddy

December 8th at 10:00AM

Rice Plantation NHW

Milton Harrison

Royal NHW

Charlie Raines


Sanhurst East

Kelly Williams

Spaulding Heights NHW

Levance McIver / Miriam Moses

South Haven NHW

Miss Michele Murray


Southside Circle NHW

Carolyn McElveen


Sydney Avenue NHW

Marilyn Belk

 December 1st at 7:00PM

The New Royall NHW

Elizabeth Herdt


Timrod Park NHW

Alicia Connelly

December 6th at 7:00PM

Waverly Acres NHW

Hazel Mouzon

 December 22nd at 3:00PM

Woodmont NHW

Darlene Hines

December 8th at 6:00PM

Williams Heights NHW

Dorothy Hines

December 6th at 6:30PM