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MEDIA: If you are seeking information regarding traffic issues, collision or highway fatality information, please call the Media Line at (803) 896-8144 for the on-call Public Information Officer.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

SC Highway Patrol Media Contact / Community Relations 

SC Highway Patrol Social Media Accounts to Follow:
Twitter: @SCHP_Community
Instagram: @SCHP_Community

Edward Collins_web_icon
  Captain Sonny Collins
  Community Relations, Recruiting and FOIA (CRRF) Unit Captain
  Cell: (803) 206-6746
  Media: (803) 896-8164



Joe Hovis Smiling_icon
  Lieutenant Joel Hovis   CRO Supervisor
  Cell: (803) 609-0232
  Media: (803) 896-8144




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  Sergeant Matt Southern
  School Bus Safety Coordinator – SC Dept. of Education Liaison
  Cell: (803) 608-3922
  Media: (803) 896-8144




Tyler Tidwell Smiling_icon
  Sergeant Tyler Tidwell
  CRO Supervisor
  Cell: (803) 608-2150




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  Corporal David G. Jones
  CRO Supervisor
  Cell: (803) 521-0471





Community Relations Officers/PIO (Troop 1-7)

SC Highway Patrol CROs are assigned to specific counties of coverage and are available for interviews on various traffic safety topics. They also participate in community events and other outreach efforts.

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

Lance Corporal Bennett L/Cpl. William Bennett
 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)

Brandon Bolt Smiling_iconM/Tpr. Brandon J. Bolt
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)

Ridgeway M/Tpr. Mitch Ridgeway
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)

James Gary Miller smiliing_IconM/Tpr. Gary Miller
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)

James Gary Miller smiliing_IconL/Cpl. Lena Butler
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)

Nick Pye Smiling_iconTFC. Nick T. Pye
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)

Brittany Glover Smiling_iconL/Cpl. Brittany Glover
Twitter: @SCHP_Troop7
Instagram:  SCHP_Troop7
Media: (803) 896-8144 ext. 7

1718 Charleston Hwy
                                  Orangeburg, SC 29135

State Transport Police

​​Cpl. May
  Corporal A.S. May

  Community Relations Officer
  Twitter: @STP_CRO
  Office: (803) 896-5500
  Cell: (803) 622-2397
  Instagram: @stp_cro

Bureau of Protective Services (State House)

  Major Dwayne Brunson

  Public Information Officer
  Twitter: @BPS_CRO
  Office: 803-734-1831
  Cell: 803-530-7644



  Sgt. Brandis McNulty
  Community Relations Officer
  Twitter: @BPS_CRO
  Cell: (803) 394-1281

Request a Safety Presentation:

To schedule a safety presentation from a SCHP trooper or STP officer, please fill out the appropriate form linked below:  

SC Highway Patrol Trooper Safety Presentation Request:

SC State Transport Police Safety Presentation Request:

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

Rachel Urconis  
Public Affairs Coordinator
Office: 803-896-9402
Cell: 803-381-8491

SCDPS Public Affairs Office

Kyle McGahee
Media Relations Coordinator 
Office: 803-896-8747
Cell: 803-743-2255