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Media Contact Information / Public Information

Media Information

MEDIA: If you are seeking information regarding traffic issues, collision or highway fatality information, please call the Media Line at (803) 896-8144 to obtain information or speak with a Community Relations Officer.

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SC Highway Patrol Media Contact / Community Relations 

SCHP Social Media
Twitter: @SCHP_Community
Instagram: @SCHP_Community

Lt. Sonny Collins
Community Relations and Recruiting Manager
Email: EdwardCollins@scdps.gov
Cell: (803) 206-6746
Media: (803) 896-8144

Sgt. Joel Hovis
CRO Supervisor
Email: joelhovis@scdps.gov
Cell: 803-609-0232
Media: 803-896-8144

Sgt. Matt Southern
School Bus Safety Coordinator – SC Dept. of Education Liaison
Email: MatthewSouthern@scdps.gov
Cell: (803) 608-3922
Media: (803) 896-8144

Community Relations Officers/PIO (Troop 1-7)

Troop 1 (Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Richland, Sumter) 

M/Tpr. David G. Jones
Email: DavidJones@scdps.gov
Twitter: @SCHP_Troop1
Instagram:  SCHP_Troop1
Media: (803) 896-8144 ext. 1

1626 Shop Road
Columbia SC 29201

Troop 2 (Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda)

M/Tpr. Brandon J. Bolt
Email:  BrandonBolt@scdps.gov
Twitter: @SCHP_Troop2
Instagram:  SCHP_Troop2
Media: (803) 896-8144 ext. 2

1801 By-pass 25 SE
Greenwood, SC 29646

Troop 3 (Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg)

M/Tpr. Mitch Ridgeway
Email: MitchellRidgeway@scdps.gov
Twitter: @SCHP_Troop_3
Instagram:  SCHP_Troop3
Media: (803) 896-8144 ext. 3

33 Villa Road, Suite 200
Box 103
Greenville, SC 29615

Troop 4 (Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union, York)

M/Tpr. Gary Miller
Email: GaryMiller@scdps.gov
Twitter: @SCHP_Troop4
Instagram:  SCHP_Troop4
Media: (803) 896-8144 ext. 4

454 S. Anderson Road
Rock Hill, SC  29730

Troop 5 (Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, Williamsburg)

M/Tpr. Brian Lee
Email: BrianLee@scdps.gov
Twitter: @SCHP_Troop5
Instagram:  SCHP_Troop5
Media: (803) 896-8144 ext. 5 

3415 East Palmetto Street
Florence, SC, 29506

Troop 6 (Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Jasper)

TFC. Nick T. Pye
Email: NicholasPye@scdps.gov
Twitter: @SCHP_Troop6
Instagram:  SCHP_Troop6
Media: (803) 896-8144 ext. 6

597 Old Mt. Holly Road Suite 304
Goose Creek, SC 29445

Troop 7 (Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Hampton, Orangeburg)

L/Cpl. Tyler Tidwell
Email: TylerTidwell@scdps.gov
Twitter: @SCHP_Troop7
Instagram:  SCHP_Troop7
Media: (803) 896-8144 ext. 7

1718 Charleston Hwy
Orangeburg, SC 29135

State Transport Police

Cpl. M.R. Goff
Community Relations Officer
Matthewgoff@scdps.gov
Twitter: @STP_CRO
Office: (803) 896-5500
Cell: (803) 260-8504

Bureau of Protective Services (State House)

Major Dwayne Brunson
Public Information Officer
Dwaynebrunson@scdps.gov
Twitter: @BPS_CRO
Office: 803-734-1831
Cell: 803-530-7644

Cpl. Brandis McNulty
Community Relations Officer

BrandisMcNulty@scdps.gov
Twitter: @BPS_CRO
Cell: (803) 394-1281

Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs (Highway Safety Statistics)

Rachel Urconis  
Public Affairs Coordinator
RachelUrconis@scdps.gov
Office: 803-896-9402
Cell: 803-381-8491

SCDPS Public Affairs Office

Kyle McGahee
Media Relations Coordinator
KyleMcGahee@scdps.gov 
Office: 803-896-8747
Cell: 803-743-2255