Sumter County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Sumter County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 1281 N Main St, Sumter, 29153 SC
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Phone: 803-436-2000
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Sumter County Sheriff's Office is located at 1281 N Main St, Sumter, 29153 SC. The Sumter County Sheriff's Office phone number is 803-436-2000.

Sumter County Sheriff's Office News

Congratulations to Sumter County Sheriff's Office Investigators Shantell Ward and Tripp Mays for winning trophies at the Sumter Police Department's Shooting Match benefitting CrimeStoppers that was held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Ward claimed first place in the High Female-handgun match and Mays took third place in the Civillian/Law Enforcement category.

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office participated in Family Fun Day at Pilgrim's Pride on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The children of employees enjoyed sitting in a patrol car, trying on a deputy's vest and interacting with one of our K9s and other deputies.

Meet Your Detention Center Benjamin McNeese has many years’ experience as an employee of the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center. After working for 10 years, he left in 2000. He came back in 2007, so he has a total of 21 years with the agency. He first decided to work in the detention center after the manufacturing plant where he was working shut down. “I figured I’d try to be a corrections officer,” he said. McNeese said he doesn’t like to sit still and his position offers him a chance to move around. “I actually move around a whole lot,” he said. “You’ve got to keep your eye on the detainees. That keeps me in pretty good shape, moving up and down those steps.” When he’s off, McNeese said it would be rare for anyone to catch him just sitting in a chair at home. “I get out and move around a lot,” he said. “I call it ‘getting fresh air.’”

This tree fell, blocking US 378 in the Eastbound lane heading toward Sumter just before US Hwy 261 this morning. Deputies worked to clear it. One vehicle ran off the road in an attempt to go around the fallen tree and ended up in the ditch. The roadway is passable again as of 10 a.m. but the tree is at the edge of the road. Please drive carefully through this area.

At this time, there has been NO curfew declared for Sumter County, South Carolina. The curfew circulating on social media is for Sumter County, Georgia.

Sumter County public schools will be closed on Thursday.

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office participated in the first eSTEAM event held in downtown Sumter on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The event was well-attended. Investigator Derron Solomon is shown after readying the Sheriff's Office booth.

Meet Your Deputy Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputy Brittany Huggins has been a law enforcement officer since January and is happy with her career choice. “The best thing is how close everyone is here,” she said. “The teamwork is very good.” Huggins said she has always wanted to be in law enforcement. “I had an uncle who was a firefighter,” she said. Huggins said she had friends who encouraged her to give law enforcement a try. When she’s not at work, Huggins said she loves to play softball. “I play shortstop,” she said.

Byron Deshawn Lyons turned himself in this morning. Thank you for all of the tips!

National Night out Fun on Holiday Dr. Community Watch Group.

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office participated in National Night Out on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, by visiting several Crime Watch areas. This was a fun time for the public to see us up close. Residents enjoyed interacting with the deputies and one of our K9s. The children enjoyed going inside of our SERT Team MRAP vehicle. Deputies also handed our pencils, coloring books, backpacks and stick-on badges.

Sumter County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Darlene Dellinger, Victim Advocate Barbara Wiley and Chief Hampton Gardner took part in a Domestic Violence Awareness program at Jehovah Baptist Church on Monday, October 1, 2018. About 50 women attended the event.

Meet Your Detention Center Officer Benjamin McNeese has many years of experience as an employee of the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center. After working for 10 years, he left in 2000. He came back in 2007, and now has a total of 21 years with the agency. He first decided to work in the detention center after the manufacturing plant where he was working shut down. “I figured I’d try to be a corrections officer,” he said. McNeese said he doesn’t like to sit still and his position offers him a chance to move around. “I actually move around a whole lot,” he said. “You’ve got to keep your eye on the detainees. That keeps me in pretty good shape, moving up and down those steps.” When he’s off, McNeese said it would be rare for anyone to catch him just sitting in a chair at home. “I get out and move around a lot,” he said. “I call it ‘getting fresh air.’”

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is providing security for the Sumter County Fair again this year. Come on out and join the fun!

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis swore in three new Deputies on Monday, September 24, 2018. Pictured are, from left, Jaquan Keel, Marquetta Donato, Dominick West and Sheriff Dennis. Welcome to the team!

Meet Your Deputy Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Josh Phillips is no stranger to law enforcement. He began his career with the City of Florence Police Department before moving to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. He then went to the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office and the Kingstree Police Department before coming to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. Phillips has more than nine years of experience in law enforcement. “It’s something I always wanted to do,” he said about choosing a law enforcement career. “I was in the Florence County Sheriff’s Office Explorer program form the time I was 15 until I was 21 years old.” Phillips said it’s the vagaries of the job that he enjoys. “It’s something different every day,” he said. When he’s not at work, Phillips said he knows how to relax. “I love to fish,” he said.

A message from Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis regarding Hurricane Florence ...

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office recently received, at no cost to taxpayers, a robot that can be used in many emergency situations. Thank you to the US Air Force Explosives Ordnance Disposal unit stationed at Shaw Air Force Base, for teaching us how to operate it on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Shown here are Sumter County Sheriff's Office Capt. Misty Lee, Capt. Kevin Lindsey and Sr. Cpl. Craig Pomichalek learning to operate the robot. A big thank you to the US Air Force personnel stationed at Shaw Air Force Base for your help!.

School's back in!!!!

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis thanks Adelaide McElveen, daughter of State Senator Thomas McElveen and Assistant 3rd Circuit Solicitor Bronwyn McElveen, for bringing home-baked cookies to the Sheriff's Office on Saturday, September 15, 2018 during the rain to thank the deputies. She and her dad delivered the cookies despite wind and sometimes heavy rain Saturday afternoon. Thank you, Adelaide!

Your latest update from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office on Tropical Storm Florence as of 8:30 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2018.

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis provided breakfast for his Deputies and Staff on Friday morning, September 14, 2018, as they readied for Hurricane Florence.

Here is the latest update on Hurricane Florence as of 4 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018. Please heed the advice you get from officials. Also, please be sure lawn furniture or anything else you have outside is secured to prevent if from becoming a projectile.A shelter is open at Mayewood Middle School on Brewington Road should it be needed.

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis wants everyone to do their part to stay safe through the upcoming hurricane.

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis wants residents to take precautions now.