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.

Summer break is over and school is back in session:

The City of Florence Police Department requests that all motor vehicle drivers exercise caution while driving through all school zones and whenever presented with a stopped school bus. South Carolina Code of Laws 56-5-740 requires all motor vehicle drivers to obey the direction of a uniformed school crossing guard or face a fine (of $237.00 in the city of Florence) and four (4) points against their driver’s license. Likewise, South Carolina Code of Laws 56-5-2770 indicates that any driver who unlawfully passes a stopped school bus, be subject to a fine (of $1067.00  in the city of Florence) and 6 points against their license. Remember: when traveling on any two lane road, or a four lane road in the same direction, if presented with a stopped school bus, you must always stop. The only time a driver does not have to stop for a stopped school bus is when traveling in the opposite direction on a four lane road. But, even with that being permissible, we caution all drivers to slow down and always be attentive to the actions of the children exiting a school bus. 

City of Florence Neighborhood Watch Associations


Association President

Meeting Date

Briggs NHW September 4th at 6:00PM

Cambridge Court NHW

Melinda Jenkins

September 18th at 5:00PM

Church Hill (September Lane) NHW

Jennifer Murphy

September 25th at 4:00PM

Claussen Community NHW

Natalie Bee

Clyde Court NHW

Brenda Cain

September 10th at 10:00AM

Coit Village NHW

Crystal Legette

September 9th at 5:30PM

College Park NHW

J. Chester Gambrell

September 1st at 7:00PM

Colonial Gardens

Fred Kunz/Penny Sansbury

September 9th at 7:00PM

Creekside NHW

Clara Thomas Little

September 16th at 10:00AM

Country Creek   September 15th at 7:00PM
Downtown Merchants Association September 4th at 6:30PM

East Florence Concerned Citizens

Pat Gibson-Hye Moore

September 10th at 6:00PM

Fair Lane Estates NHW

Stewart Flowers

September 8th at 7:00PM

Greater Wilson Heights NHW

Betty Gregg

September 8th at 6:30PM

Haven Straits NHW

September 18th at 7:00PM

Hickory Knoll NHW

Jennifer Stone

September at 15th 4:00PM

Huntington Safety NHW

Michael McMillan

Lakota Crossing

Sheena Falletti

September 15th at 3:00PM

Liberty Street NHW

Maretha Downs

September 4th at 6:00PM

Maple Park NHW

Katherine Phillips

September 11th at 7:00PM

McLeod Merchant's Association

McGowan NHW

Sheena Falletti

September 18th at 3:30PM

Northwest Florence Com. NHW

Mary Grant

September 16th at 6:00PM

Norwood Estates NHW

Mr. Thornell Kirven

Oakland Place NHW   September 18th at 3:00PM

Olde Mill NHW

Marc Deremo

September 23rd at 7:00PM

Park View Plaza NHW

John Gaines/ Hazel Mouzon

September11th at 1:00PM

Pine Park NHW

Alfred Eaddy

September11th at 10:00AM

Rice Plantation NHW

Milton Harrison

Royal NHW

Charlie Raines

September 25th at 6:30PM

Sanhurst East

Kelly Williams

Spaulding Heights NHW

Levance McIver / Miriam Moses

September 27th at 12:00PM

South Haven NHW

Miss Michele Murray

September 15th at 6:00PM

Southside Circle NHW

Carolyn McElveen

September 22nd at 7:00PM

Sydney Avenue NHW

Marilyn Belk

September 4th at 7:00PM

The New Royall NHW

Elizabeth Herdt

September 8th at 6:00PM

Timrod Park NHW

Alicia Connelly

September 2nd at 7:00PM

Waverly Acres NHW

Hazel Mouzon

September 25th at 3:00PM

Woodmont NHW

Darlene Hines

September 11th at 6:00PM

Williams Heights NHW

Dorothy Hines

September 2nd at 6:30PM