COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety welcomes 19 new officers to the State Transport Police (STP), a division of SCDPS. STP is primarily responsible for enforcing state and federal laws governing commercial motor vehicle traffic.
“State Transport Police officers play a critical role in our mission of keeping our highways safe,” said SCDPS Director Robert G. Woods, IV. “These men and women are specially trained in both state and federal law concerning the regulation of commercial motor vehicle traffic, and we are excited to have them join our SCDPS team.”
The new officers from STP Basic 20-B and 21-A have attended and graduated from Basic Training at the Criminal Justice Academy and have been trained in all areas of commercial motor vehicle safety. The total training time for a new STP officer is nine months. They are trained in: basic law enforcement; size and weight enforcement; hazardous materials regulations; conducting safety inspections; and Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations.
“The last nine months have been a rigorous test for these recruits, and we are so pleased to have them join our team,” said STP Col. Dean Dill. “They will continue field training in the coming months as they begin their assignments throughout our state.”
The STP graduates include (click on name for photos)
L/Cpl. Danielle W. Bullard, Hometown: Turbeville; Assignment: Region 1, Columbia.
Officer Jon M. Holmes, Hometown: Sumter; Assignment: Region 1, Columbia.
Officer Lorenzo Kennedy, Hometown: Sumter; Assignment: Region 1, Columbia.
Officer Jeffrey B. Sellers, Hometown: Aiken; Assignment: Region 2, Greenwood.
Officer Nicholas B. Lindley, Hometown: Greenwood; Assignment: Region 2, Greenwood.
Officer Caleb N. Bishop, Hometown: Pauline; Assignment: Region 3, Greenville.
Officer Dillon R. Bullock, Hometown: Pendleton; Assignment: Region 3, Greenville.
Officer Christine L. Pennick, Hometown: Mountain Rest; Assignment: Region 3, Greenville.
Officer Daniel Sen, Hometown: Boiling Springs; Assignment, Region 3, Greenville.
Officer Dyllan C. Alford, Hometown: Myrtle Beach; Assignment: Region 4, Rock Hill.
Officer Kevin A. Bracey, Hometown: Columbia; Assignment: Region 4, Rock Hill.
Officer Tyler C. Bunn, Hometown: Lexington; Assignment: Region 4, Rock Hill.
Officer Shannon A. White, Hometown: Lake Wylie; Assignment, Region 4, Rock Hill.
Officer Michael A. Rodriguez, Hometown: Florence; Assignment: Region 5, Florence.
Officer Jaqwon J. Wright, Hometown: Georgetown; Assignment: Region 5, Florence.
Officer Tyquan M. Eady, Hometown: Fairfax; Assignment: Region 6, Dorchester.
Officer Chance H. Austin, Hometown: Augusta, Ga.; Assignment: Region 6, Dorchester.
Officer Tyneka I. Sanders, Hometown: Denmark, SC; Assignment: Region 6, Dorchester.
Motor Carrier Compliance (MCC) Investigator Keith Doloughty, Hometown: New York, NY; Assignment: Headquarters, Columbia.
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety includes the Highway Patrol, State Transport Police, Bureau of Protective Services, Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs, and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame. Our mission is to ensure public safety by protecting and serving the people of South Carolina and its visitors.