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

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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

Association President

Meeting Date

Briggs NHW August 3rd at 6:00 PM

Cambridge Court NHW

Melinda Jenkins

August 17th at 5:00 PM

Church Hill NHW

Jennifer Murphy

August 24th at 4:00 PM

Claussen Community NHW

Natalie Bee

 

Clyde Court NHW

Brenda Cain

August 9th at 10:00 AM

Coit Village NHW

Crystal Legette

 August 8th at 5:30PM

College Park NHW

J. Chester Gambrell

August 7th at 7:00 PM

Colonial Gardens

Fred Kunz/Penny Sansbury

August 8th at 7:00 PM

Creekside NHW

Clara Thomas Little

          
Country Creek    
Downtown Merchants Association August 3rd at 6:30PM

East Florence Concerned Citizens

Pat Gibson-Hye Moore

August 9th at 6:00 PM

Fair Lane Estates NHW

Stewart Flowers


Greater Wilson Heights NHW

Betty Gregg

August 7th at 6:30 PM

Haven Straits NHW

 

Hickory Knoll NHW

Jennifer Stone

  

Huntington Safety NHW

Michael McMillan

Lakota Crossing

Sheena Falletti


Liberty Street NHW

Maretha Downs

August 3rd at 5:00 PM

Maple Park NHW

Katherine Phillips

August 10th at 7:00 PM

McLeod Merchant's Association

McGowan NHW

Sheena Falletti

 

Northwest Park NHW

Mary Grant

August 15th at 6:00 PM

Norwood Estates NHW

Mr. Thornell Kirven

Oakland Place NHW    

Olde Mill NHW

Marc Deremo


Park View Plaza NHW

John Gaines/ Hazel Mouzon

August 10th at 1:00 PM

Pelican House    

Pine Park NHW

Alfred Eaddy

August 10th at 10:00 AM

Rice Plantation NHW

Milton Harrison

Royal NHW

Doug Summerford

 

Sanhurst East

Kelly Williams

Spaulding Heights NHW

Levance McIver / Miriam Moses

August 26th at 12:00 PM

South Haven NHW

Miss Michele Murray

 

Southside Circle NHW

Carolyn McElveen

 

Sydney Avenue NHW

Marilyn Belk

August 3rd at 7:00 PM

The New Royall NHW

Elizabeth Herdt

 

Timrod Park NHW

Alicia Connelly

August 1st at 7:00 PM

Waverly Acres NHW

Hazel Mouzon

 

Woodmont NHW

Darlene Hines

August 10th at 6:00 PM

Williams Heights NHW

Dorothy Hines

August 1st at 6:30 PM