South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2015
Contact: Lt. Kelley Hughes, 803-896-0221

 

OFFICERS, AGENCIES HONORED FOR DUI ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS

COLUMBIA – The SC Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) recognized law enforcement officers and agencies Wednesday for their efforts in 2014 to enforce the state’s DUI laws and remove impaired drivers from South Carolina roadways.

 

SCDPS presented awards to officers and agencies in several categories and held drawings for agencies to win prizes including a vehicle during the 10th Annual DUI Enforcement Recognition and 2014 Law Enforcement DUI Challenge Ceremonies.

 

The following is a complete list of winners:

 

Officer of the Year (five categories based on size of agency):

  • McWilliams Clemson
    Camden Kershaw
    Myrtle Beach  
    1-10 officers: Patrolman First Class Evan McWilliams, Springdale Police Department, 25 DUI arrests (pictured top left)
  • 11-25 officers: Officer Travis Roberts, Clemson Police Department, 77 DUI arrests(pictured top right, representatives of Clemson Police Department accepted the award on his behalf)
  • 26-50 officers: Patrolman Dale Burris, Camden Police Department, 30 DUI arrests (pictured middle left)
  • 51-100 officers: Sergeant Tom Hathaway, Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office, 69 DUI arrests (pictured middle right)
  • 101 or more officers: Patrolman First Class Shon McCluskey, Myrtle Beach Police Department, 105 DUI arrests (pictured bottom left)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SCHP Trooper of the Year 2013 NomineesRookie of the Year:

  • Officer William Britton, Conway Police Department: 59 DUI arrests (Not pictured, representatives of Conway Police Department accepted the award)



SCHP Trooper of the Year 2013 NomineesHighway Patrol Trooper of the Year:

  • Trooper First Class Stephen Lowder, Jr., Troop 1 (Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Richland and Sumter Counties), 104 DUI arrests (Not pictured, representatives of Troop 1 accepted the award)


SCHP Trooper of the Year 2013 NomineesHighway Patrol Troop of the Year:

  • Troop 3 (Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg counties), 3,201 DUI arrests


 

 


SCHP Trooper of the Year 2013 NomineesState Transport Police District of the Year:

  • State Transport Police, District 2 (Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, and Saluda counties), 9 DUI arrests

 


SCHP Trooper of the Year 2013 NomineesSouth Carolina Law Enforcement Network Award:

  • 9th Circuit Law Enforcement Network (Berkeley and Charleston counties)




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Agency of the Year (five categories based on size of agency):

  • 1-10 officers: Springdale Police Department, 39 DUI arrests
    (pictured top left)
  • 11-25 officers: Travelers Rest Police Department, 84 DUI arrests
    (pictured top right)
  • 26-50 officers: Clemson University Police Department, 68 DUI arrests
    (pictured middle left)
  • 51-100 officers: Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office, 265 DUI arrests
    (pictured middle right)
  • 101 or more officers: Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, 419 DUI arrests
    (not pictured)



SCHP Trooper of the Year 2013 NomineesSeveral agencies qualified to draw for one of 30 digital in-car video systems or a fully equipped police vehicle to use in DUI enforcement efforts. Those drawings took place live at the ceremony. The winners were:

 

Police Vehicle:

Darlington Police Department



Digital In-Car Video Systems:
Cayce Department of Public Safety
Horry County Police Department
Anderson Police Department
Seneca Police Department
Aiken Department of Public Safety
Williston Police Department
Duncan Police Department
Spartanburg Co. Sheriff’s Office
Wellford Police Department
Bonneau Police Department
Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office
Moncks Corner Police Department
Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office
Forest Acres Police Department
Columbia Police Department
Camden Police Department
Florence County  Sheriff’s Office (2)
Florence Police Department (2)
Rock Hill Police Department (2)
Fort Mill Police Department
Winthrop University Police Department
York Police Department
Bennettsville Police Department (2)
Darlington Police Department (2)
Latta Police Department

 

In addition, nominated officers were recognized as DUI Heroes and will receive pins in bronze, silver or gold to honor their DUI arrest accomplishments in 2014. (Pins will be sent to officers’ at their agencies.) See attached for the list of qualifying officers.


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, Immigration Enforcement Unit 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. www.scdps.gov
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