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

State Accreditation 

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.

City of Florence


Neighborhood Watch Associations


Association President

Meeting Date

 Briggs NHW

July 3rd at 6:00PM 

Cambridge Court NHW

Melinda Jenkins

July 17th at 5:00PM

Church Hill (July Lane) NHW

Jennifer Murphy

July 24th at 4:00PM

Claussen Community NHW

Natalie Bee


Clyde Court NHW

Brenda Cain

July 9th at 10:00AM

Coit Village NHW

Crystal Legette

July 8th at 5:30PM

College Park NHW

J. Chester Gambrell

July 7th at 7:00PM

Colonial Gardens

Fred Kunz/Penny Sansbury

July 8th at 7:00PM

Creekside NHW

Clara Thomas Little

July 15th at 10:00AM

East Florence Concerned Citizens

Pat Gibson-Hye Moore

July 9th at 6:00PM

Fair Lane Estates NHW

Stewart Flowers

July 14th at 7:00PM

 Greater Wilson Heights NHW

 Betty Gregg

July 7th at 6:30PM 

Haven Straits NHW

July 17th at 7:00PM

Hickory Knoll NHW

Jennifer Stone

July 21st at 4:00PM

Huntington Safety NHW

Michael McMillan

July 24th at 7:00PM

Lakota Crossing

Sheena Falletti

July 21st at 3:00PM 

Liberty Street NHW

Maretha Downs

July 3rd at 6:00PM

Maple Park NHW

Katherine Phillips

July 10th at 7:00PM

 McLeod Merchant’s Association

McGowan NHW

Sheena Falletti

July 17th at 3:30PM

Northwest Florence Com. NHW

Mary Grant

July 15th at 6:00PM

Norwood Estates NHW

Mr. Thornell Kirven

July 28th at 7:00PM

Olde Mill NHW

Marc Deremo

July 22nd at 7:00PM

Park View Plaza NHW

John Gaines/ Hazel Mouzon

July 10th at 1:00PM

Pine Park NHW

Alfred Eaddy

July 10th at 10:00AM

Rice Plantation NHW

Milton Harrison


Royal NHW

Charlie Raines

July 24th at 6:30PM 

Sanhurst East

Kelly Williams

July 15th at 7:00PM

Spaulding Heights NHW

Levance McIver /
Miriam Moses

July 26th at 12:00PM

South Haven NHW

Miss Michele Murray

July 21st at 6:00PM

Southside Circle NHW

Carolyn McElveen

July 28th at 7:00PM

Sydney Avenue NHW

Marilyn Belk

July 3rd at 7:00PM

The New Royall School NHW

Elizabeth Herdt

July 14th at 6:00PM

Timrod Park NHW

Alicia Connelly

July 1st at 7:00PM

Waverly Acres NHW

Hazel Mouzon

July 24th at 3:00PM

Woodmont NHW

Darlene Hines

July 10th at 6:00PM

Williams Heights NHW

Dorothy Hines

July 1st at 6:30PM