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Come Hell or High Water: Policing in Natural Disasters

Policing in an area where a natural disaster is actively unfolding presents some unique challenges. Let's examine some of them so that when tragedy strikes in your jurisdiction—whether that's a hurricane, a tornado, a flash flood, a blizzard, an earthquake, a volcano, a wildfire, or something else—you've got a handle on what you've got to handle.

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South Carolina Police Warn of Slower Response Times in Hurricane Dorian

Officers with the Myrtle Beach Police Department may take longer to get to calls for service as Hurricane Dorian—which was downgraded to a Category 2 on Tuesday—passes the region, the agency warned.

South Carolina Deputy Injured in Vehicle Collision

A deputy with the Chester County (SC) Sheriff's Office was injured when a tree truck crashed into his patrol vehicle at an intersection on Saturday morning.

Officers Transport Flood-Stranded Daycare Kids to Parents in Armored Vehicle

Officers with the Summerville (SC) Police Department saw that there was an imminent danger to kids at a local daycare facility who were attempting to get to their parents through a street flooded with rainwater.

Video: South Carolina Deputy Saves Choking Baby's Life

In the video, the baby appears limp as she struggles for air, and begins turning blue.

Officer Rescues Kitten at Scene of Traffic Collision, Decides to Adopt Her

An officer with the Gaffney (SC) Police Department was working the scene of a traffic collision when she heard a tiny little "meow." She shone her flashlight around and discovered a small grey kitten.

Consulting Group Conducting Racial Bias Audit of Charleston, SC, Police

An outside consulting group called CNA has been conducting a racial bias audit since February and is expected to continue interviews with officers until into the fall.

Georgia Child Finds $40K in Meth Inside Lego Box

Three Georgia women bought a box of Legos while visiting a South Carolina consignment shop as a gift for a child, only to find that the box was actually filled with about $40,000 worth of methamphetamine.

South Carolina Considers Firing Squads for Death Row Inmates

Lawmakers in South Carolina are considering legislation that would add firing squads as an option for execution of individuals sentenced to the death penalty. The proposal was made when lawmakers were made aware of the fact that correctional facilities do not have enough lethal injection drugs to handle the number of inmates sentenced to death

South Carolina Officer Struck by Accidental Discharge During Training

An officer with the Charleston Police Department was reportedly struck by a bullet when a gun was accidentally discharged during training at the agency's firearms range on Monday afternoon.