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SCDPS Names New State Transport Police Commander, Announces Promotions in Command Staff

COLUMBIA — The SC Department of Public Safety Director, Robert G. Woods, IV has named a new South Carolina State Transport Police commander, in…

SCDPS Reports Four Killed On South Carolina Roadways During Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 To May 27, 2024

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of four people killed on South Carolina roadways during the…

Public Feedback Requested by the SC Department of Public Safety

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety seeks to meet and maintain the standards outlined by the Commission on Accreditation for…

Governor McMaster’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Ceremony Recognizes Three Winners, 13 Statewide Finalists

Media:  Photos from the ceremony will be posted to the SC Department of Public Safety’s online photo album and the SCDPS Facebook page later this…

SCDPS Reports Five Killed On South Carolina Roadways May 17 To May 19, 2024

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of five people killed on South Carolina roadways during the…

Mothers Against Drunk Driving and SC Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services Announce New DUI Law

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) South Carolina and the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon…

Media Advisory - Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS) Announce New DUI Law

MEDIA ADVISORY A new DUI law, the “All Offender Law,” goes into effect May 19, 2024.  This law will require all drivers convicted of driving under…

SCDPS Reports Nine Killed On South Carolina Roadways May 10 To May 12, 2024

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of nine people killed on South Carolina roadways during the…

SC Department of Public Safety holds outreach event for Darlington students with NASCAR driver, Ross Chastain

DARLINGTON, S.C. – While NASCAR racing at Darlington Raceway is known for its blazing speeds and split-second decisions, driving on South Carolina…

Media Advisory - SC Public Safety Coordinating Council

-MEDIA ADVISORY-- South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) announces the following event: WHAT:     SC Public Safety Coordinating Council…