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Newly Sworn Officer Proposes to Girlfriend Following Ceremony

Immediately following the swearing-in ceremony for a new batch of officers with the Myrtle Beach (SC) Police Department the last officer to take the oath of service and had his badge pinned to his chest turned to his girlfriend, got on one knee, and proposed marriage.

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South Carolina Department Considering Reserve Officer Program

The City of Isle of Palms is considering a reserve officer program after an officer who had resigned from the agency for personal reasons expressed an interest in volunteering part-time.

Washington, DC, Police Close 1990s Serial Rape Case After Forensic Genealogy Investigation

On Wednesday morning, authorities arrested Giles Daniel Warrick, 60. Police attribute 10 attacks in all to the suspect; they have charged him in eight, including first-degree murder and rape.

South Carolina Town Councilman Accused of Harassing, Intimidating Officer

A town councilman in Dorchester County (SC) is accused of assaulting and threatening an officer with the St. George Police Department in June.

Video: Officer Saves Choking Baby Girl

A corporal with the Belton (SC) Police Department is credited with saving the life of a 4-month-old baby girl.

South Carolina Department Announces Acquisition of UAVs

The Georgetown (SC) Police Department announced on Facebook that it has acquired two new unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to assist in used for search and rescue operations as well as traffic collision reconstruction, active shooter incidents, crowd control, surveillance operations, and hazardous material incidents.

SC Rookie Officer Injured When Suspected DUI Driver Hits Squad Car

An officer with the Charleston (SC) Police Department suffered minor injuries when a suspected drunk driver crashed into a patrol vehicle, sending the squad into her as she was involved in an accident investigation.

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.

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.