City of Aiken, South Carolina Government Department of Public Safety

City of Aiken, South Carolina Government Department of Public Safety The Aiken Department of Public Safety provides police and fire services to the citizens of Aiken.

The Aiken Department of Public Safety is committed to protecting the life and property of our citizens while promoting a safe community. We dedicate ourselves to maintaining the highest level of integrity, service and accountability to those we serve.

07/30/2020
City of Aiken, South Carolina Government

City of Aiken, South Carolina Government

Notification to City of Aiken Water Customers:

The City of Aiken experienced an issue with our E-bill software that resulted in the monthly statement not being attached to the notification. Be assured that efforts are underway to resolve this matter as quickly as possible, and regret any inconvenience experienced by our customers.

Please note that bills can be viewed by logging in to your utility account.

To request that a bill be resent, please email [email protected] with your account number.

07/27/2020

Citizens Public Safety Academy

The Aiken Department of Public Safety will be holding a Citizen’s Public Safety Academy starting September 3, 2020. This will be a nine week program consisting of one class each Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm. All instructors are members of the public safety profession and will present material on the following topics

• BASIC PATROL FUNCTIONS
• FIREFIGHTING
• USE OF FORCE (LETHAL, LESS-LETHAL)
• COMMUNITY POLICING
• TRAFFIC SAFETY
• CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS and more

The Citizen’s Public Safety Academy is intended to be an overview of the Aiken Department of Public Safety’s functions and operations. Participants will not be trained as police officers or firefighters. Class size is limited and will be filled on a first-come basis. Participants must attend at least eight classes to pass the Citizen’s Public Safety Academy. A background check will be performed on ALL applicants. The application deadline is August 17, 2020. Applications are available at Aiken Public Safety headquarters located at 834 Beaufort St NE Aiken, SC or on the City of Aiken website at: https://edoc.cityofaikensc.gov/WebLink/ElectronicFile.aspx?docid=215921&dbid=0&repo=City-of-Aiken-LF

Applicants can submit their applications via e-mail to [email protected] or send completed applications to:
The Aiken Department of Public Safety
ATTN: Lt. Spann
P.O. BOX 1177
Aiken, SC 29802

If you have any questions, please contact Lieutenant Daymon Spann at
803.642.7620 or by e-mail: [email protected].

July is the deadliest month of the year for heatstroke and hot car deaths. Help prevent tragedy by never leaving a young...
07/23/2020

July is the deadliest month of the year for heatstroke and hot car deaths. Help prevent tragedy by never leaving a young child in a car, even for a moment. Learn more: https://www.nhtsa.gov/campaign/heatstroke . #CheckForBaby #HeatstrokeKills #LookBeforeYouLock

July is the deadliest month of the year for heatstroke and hot car deaths. Help prevent tragedy by never leaving a young child in a car, even for a moment. Learn more: https://www.nhtsa.gov/campaign/heatstroke . #CheckForBaby #HeatstrokeKills #LookBeforeYouLock

07/20/2020
City of Aiken Engineering & Utilities Department

City of Aiken Engineering & Utilities Department

Engineering and Utilities has the water main supplying Millrace Circle turned off to make repairs. Approximately 55 residents are impacted by this and will be notified by door hanger regarding the boil water advisory which will remain in effect until further notice. Crews are on site excavating to make the needed repairs. We will update once work is completed.

🔵 Water has been repaired. All houses that lost water will be under a Boil Water Advisory for at least 24 hours. We will update this post when the Advisory is lifted.
🔷 The Boil Water Advisory has been lifted

07/17/2020
City of Aiken, South Carolina Government

City of Aiken, South Carolina Government

Aiken City Council has approved an ordinance requiring individuals to wear face coverings in certain situations and locations in order to protect, preserve, and promote the general health, safety, and welfare and the peace and order of the community related to the potential exposure of City residents, employees, and visitors to COVID-19.

Emergency Ordinance 07132020 applies to any retail business, organization, establishment, or facility open to the public within the City of Aiken. #KeepAikenSafe Aiken Downtown Development Association

City of Aiken Face Covering Ordinance Information | City of Aiken, SC Government
07/16/2020
City of Aiken Face Covering Ordinance Information | City of Aiken, SC Government

City of Aiken Face Covering Ordinance Information | City of Aiken, SC Government

City of Aiken Face Covering Ordinance Information Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | Covid-19, News, Public Notice Aiken City Council has approved an ordinance requiring individuals to wear face coverings in certain situations and locations in order to protect, preserve, and promote the general health, safe...

Aiken City Council Passes Emergency Ordinance Requiring Face Coverings | City of Aiken, SC Government
07/14/2020
Aiken City Council Passes Emergency Ordinance Requiring Face Coverings | City of Aiken, SC Government

Aiken City Council Passes Emergency Ordinance Requiring Face Coverings | City of Aiken, SC Government

Aiken City Council Passes Emergency Ordinance Requiring Face Coverings Monday, July 13, 2020 | Covid-19, News, Public Notice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aiken City Council Passes Emergency Ordinance Requiring Face Coverings Aiken, SC – The City of Aiken issued an emergency ordinance requiring individual...

COVID-19 can spread quickly and easily - even by people who don't have any symptoms. Look out for your neighbor. Wear a ...
07/08/2020

COVID-19 can spread quickly and easily - even by people who don't have any symptoms. Look out for your neighbor. Wear a mask so we can all work to Stay South Carolina Strong #staySCstrong #stayhealthysc

COVID-19 can spread quickly and easily - even by people who don't have any symptoms. Look out for your neighbor. Wear a mask so we can all work to Stay South Carolina Strong #staySCstrong #stayhealthysc

COVID-19 puede propagarse rápido y fácilmente, incluso por personas que no tienen ningún síntoma. Cuide a su vecino. Use una máscara para que todos podamos mantenernos fuertes en South Carolina #staySCstrong #stayhealthysc

East Gate Drive Resurfacing Planned For July 8 | City of Aiken, SC Government
07/06/2020
East Gate Drive Resurfacing Planned For July 8 | City of Aiken, SC Government

East Gate Drive Resurfacing Planned For July 8 | City of Aiken, SC Government

East Gate Drive Resurfacing Planned For July 8 Monday, July 6, 2020 | News The City of Aiken Engineering and Utilities Department has contracted with Satterfield Construction to resurface a portion of East Gate Drive and Northwood Drive. East Gate Drive resurfacing activities will begin on July 8th,...

This is why we enforce traffic laws and enforce seatbelt laws...To Save Lives. Please encourage anyone who drives or rid...
07/06/2020

This is why we enforce traffic laws and enforce seatbelt laws...To Save Lives. Please encourage anyone who drives or rides in a vehicle to wear their seatbelt.

The goal is Target Zero highway deaths: Buckle Up. Drive Sober. Stay Alert.⁠

Of the 467 people who have died in 2020, 326 had access to seatbelts, and 178 weren’t wearing them. ⁠

Pedestrian deaths: 74

Motorcycle deaths: 49

Bicyclist deaths: 4

#SCDPS #TargetZero

Aiken City Council Issues A Resolution Encouraging The Use of Face Coverings | City of Aiken, SC Government
07/03/2020
Aiken City Council Issues A Resolution Encouraging The Use of Face Coverings | City of Aiken, SC Government

Aiken City Council Issues A Resolution Encouraging The Use of Face Coverings | City of Aiken, SC Government

Aiken City Council Issues A Resolution Encouraging The Use of Face Coverings Friday, July 3, 2020 | Covid-19, News Aiken City Council issued a resolution that is strongly encouraging the use of face coverings, and other measures intended to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19 during a special m...

Social distancing saves lives. When out in public, please keep at least 6 feet between you and those around you. For mor...
06/30/2020

Social distancing saves lives. When out in public, please keep at least 6 feet between you and those around you. For more helpful tips on how to Stay South Carolina Strong, visit scdhec.gov/covid19.

Social distancing saves lives. When out in public, please keep at least 6 feet between you and those around you. For more helpful tips on how to Stay South Carolina Strong, visit scdhec.gov/covid19.

SC DHEC
06/24/2020
SC DHEC

SC DHEC

How do we Stay South Carolina Strong in the face of COVID-19? The answer’s simple. Stay connected and spread caring. Follow DHEC safety guidelines available on stayscstrong.com to keep the Palmetto State healthy. #spreadcaringsc #stayconnectedsc #stopcovidsc

CDC’s digital Coronavirus Self-Checker, called Clara, can help you decide when to call your doctor. Remember, if you’re ...
06/23/2020

CDC’s digital Coronavirus Self-Checker, called Clara, can help you decide when to call your doctor. Remember, if you’re sick with COVID-19 or think you might have it, take steps like covering your coughs to protect others. Start using the Clara tool here: https://bit.ly/2UX7qXl.

CDC’s digital Coronavirus Self-Checker, called Clara, can help you decide when to call your doctor. Remember, if you’re sick with COVID-19 or think you might have it, take steps like covering your coughs to protect others. Start using the Clara tool here: https://bit.ly/2UX7qXl.

UPDATED TRAFFIC ADVISORY – Utility repairs have been completed. Whiskey Road between Knox Avenue and Berrie Road has reo...
06/20/2020

UPDATED TRAFFIC ADVISORY – Utility repairs have been completed. Whiskey Road between Knox Avenue and Berrie Road has reopened.

(Out dated post) On 6/20/2020, at approximately 0500 AM, the Aiken Department of Public Safety responded to the intersection of Whiskey and Berrie Rd in reference to a single car collision. Whiskey Rd between Knox Ave and Berrie Rd is now closed due to a downed power pole following the collision. The estimated repair time is between 4-5 hours. Please avoid this area and seek alternate routes of travel during this time.

06/19/2020
City of Aiken, South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism

City of Aiken, South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism

The pool is open! ☀️

Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00am - Noon
2:00pm - 5:00pm
6:00 - 8:00pm

Saturday & Sunday
1:00 - 5:00pm
6:00 - 8:00pm

Admission Fees:
City Residents: $1
Non-Residents: $2

City of Aiken, South Carolina Government

06/19/2020
City of Aiken, South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism

City of Aiken, South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Your City of Aiken Public Pool at Smith-Hazel opens today at 2:00pm!!

☀️$1 City Residents
☀️$2 Non-Residents
☀️Family passes available
☀️Must be 13 years of age to enter unaccompanied

Hours:
Monday - Friday 9am - Noon, 2-5pm, 5-8pm
Saturday & Sunday - 1-5 & 6-8pm

City of Aiken, South Carolina Government

06/19/2020

Due to recent complaints, the Aiken Department of Public Safety would like to take a moment to educate our citizens about excessive noise from mufflers. This nuisance has led to several calls in to Aiken Public Safety about “shots fired” or general noise complaints within the city. Public Safety is committed to ensuring the citizens of Aiken are not repeatedly subjected to such nuisances. Officers will be enforcing 56-05-5020, with a fine amount of $155.00. As always, please make sure you check State and Local laws prior to altering your vehicle in any way. #targetzero

Attached is the relevant law:

SECTION 56-5-5020. Mufflers.

Every motor vehicle shall at all times be equipped with a muffler in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise and annoying smoke and no person shall use a muffler cutout, bypass or similar device upon a motor vehicle upon a highway. The engine and power mechanism of every motor vehicle shall be so equipped and adjusted as to prevent the escape of excessive fumes and smoke.

06/18/2020
City of Aiken, South Carolina Government

City of Aiken, South Carolina Government

Black Lives Matter will hold an event concerning social issues on Saturday, June 20, at 12 noon. According to the event application, the event will include supporters for the movement peacefully gathering in the Newberry Festival Area. Additionally, the permit consists of a law enforcement-escorted motorcycle ride throughout the city beginning at York Street and Hampton Avenue.

The City of Aiken supports the rights to free expression from all citizens under the First Amendment.

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like COVID-19. You may feel anxiousness, anger, sadness, or overwhel...
06/18/2020

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like COVID-19. You may feel anxiousness, anger, sadness, or overwhelmed. Find ways to reduce your stress to help yourself and the people you care about.
• Learn the common signs of stress.
• Make time to unwind and do activities you enjoy.
• Talk with family and friends by phone, text, or email.
• If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed, get support 24/7 by calling 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

Learn more about stress and coping during the COVID-19 outbreak: https://bit.ly/39UVoEj.

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like COVID-19. You may feel anxiousness, anger, sadness, or overwhelmed. Find ways to reduce your stress to help yourself and the people you care about.
• Learn the common signs of stress.
• Make time to unwind and do activities you enjoy.
• Talk with family and friends by phone, text, or email.
• If you or a loved one is feeling overwhelmed, get support 24/7 by calling 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

Learn more about stress and coping during the COVID-19 outbreak: https://bit.ly/39UVoEj.

Hurricane season is June 1 through November 30. Learn what steps you can take now to be prepared and protect yourself an...
06/15/2020

Hurricane season is June 1 through November 30. Learn what steps you can take now to be prepared and protect yourself and your family. https://bit.ly/36FGrVG.

Hurricane season is June 1 through November 30. Learn what steps you can take now to be prepared and protect yourself and your family. https://bit.ly/36FGrVG.

South Carolina Emergency Management Division
06/02/2020

South Carolina Emergency Management Division

It’s here: Hurricane Season. Along with it comes the 20th annual edition of the official South Carolina Hurricane Guide. Updated for 2020, the Guide has new information on what you should do before, during and after a major storm. Download and save your copy right here:https://scemd.org/media/1487/hurricaneguide2020-85x11_english.pdf

Beginning June 7, printed editions of the South Carolina Hurricane Guide will be available at all Walgreens stores statewide, all SCPRT welcome centers along the interstates, more than 20 coastal SCDMV offices and in newspapers from the Midlands to the coast.

05/31/2020
2020 High School Graduation Parade

2020 High School Graduation Parade

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 To Honor their great accomplishment, at 2PM on May 31, 2020 we held a parade for the graduates in Downtown Aiken

City of Aiken Engineering & Utilities Department
05/28/2020

City of Aiken Engineering & Utilities Department

The City of Aiken Engineering and Utilities Department wants to let residents know that their contractor will be performing much-needed sewer maintenance on the dirt roads in the Horse District.

The contractor will be performing work with various equipment, which could cause anxiety for local horses. It is advised that keeping a safe distance from the work area would be more suitable for horses.

Below are the scheduled dates:
🔷June 8th – Grace Circle and Whiskey Road – End of Grace at Whiskey will be closed off during the day
🔷June 9th – Mead Avenue and Whiskey Road – End of Mead at Whiskey will be closed off during the day
🔷June 10-12th - South Boundary Avenue and Newberry Street - Traffic Controls and delays expected on South Boundary and Newberry Streets.

US National Weather Service Columbia South Carolina
05/28/2020

US National Weather Service Columbia South Carolina

Tropical storm #Bertha has formed near our coastline this morning. Brief heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding. The areas of greatest concern are the northeastern Midlands and Pee Dee.

Governor Henry McMaster today announced that attraction facilities will be permitted to open throughout South Carolina b...
05/22/2020

Governor Henry McMaster today announced that attraction facilities will be permitted to open throughout South Carolina beginning Friday, May 22nd.

Examples of attraction facilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Zoos
Museums
Aquariums
Planetariums
Historic buildings and sites
Waterparks
Amusement park rides
Go-Kart tracks
Bingo facilities (specific guidelines can be found here)
Miniature golf facilities

Governor McMaster also announced that youth and adult sports leagues will be allowed to begin practicing on May 30th, with competitive play resuming on June 15th. #COVID19

scemd.org/…/governor-henry-mcmaster-lifts-restrictions-on-…/

Governor Henry McMaster today announced that attraction facilities will be permitted to open throughout South Carolina beginning Friday, May 22nd.

Examples of attraction facilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Zoos
Museums
Aquariums
Planetariums
Historic buildings and sites
Waterparks
Amusement park rides
Go-Kart tracks
Bingo facilities (specific guidelines can be found here)
Miniature golf facilities

Governor McMaster also announced that youth and adult sports leagues will be allowed to begin practicing on May 30th, with competitive play resuming on June 15th. #COVID19

scemd.org/news/governor-henry-mcmaster-lifts-restrictions-on-attractions-effective-friday-may-22/

City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Announce Reopening | City of Aiken, SC Government
05/22/2020
City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Announce Reopening | City of Aiken, SC Government

City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Announce Reopening | City of Aiken, SC Government

City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Announce Reopening Friday, May 22, 2020 | News 22 MAY 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AIKEN, SC – Since late-March, the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (PRT) facilities have been closed to the public, except for trails and green spaces. Most rece...

City Offices Closed for Memorial Day | City of Aiken, SC Government
05/21/2020
City Offices Closed for Memorial Day | City of Aiken, SC Government

City Offices Closed for Memorial Day | City of Aiken, SC Government

City Offices Closed for Memorial Day Thursday, May 21, 2020 | News, Public Notice All City of Aiken government offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020, in observance of Memorial Day. Our Offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 26th at 8:10 AM. Pickup services will be delayed by one day for the re...

Follow these guidelines from the CDC to wearing a mask correctly. For more information, refer to our guidance on cloth f...
05/20/2020

Follow these guidelines from the CDC to wearing a mask correctly. For more information, refer to our guidance on cloth face coverings here: http://www.scdhec.gov/s…/default/files/Library/CR-012688.pdf.

Wearing a cloth face covering CORRECTLY can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s”.

If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face covering. See https://bit.ly/2R9av5m.

Chief Charles Barranco would like to notify the City of Aiken community that the Aiken Department of Public Safety, alon...
05/19/2020

Chief Charles Barranco would like to notify the City of Aiken community that the Aiken Department of Public Safety, along with law enforcement agencies statewide, will be participating in the 2020 Memorial Day Buckle Up South Carolina campaign which begins today, with officers conducting safety belt enforcement activities through the Memorial Day holiday. The Buckle Up South Carolina campaign will end on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

For the next two weeks, the Traffic Enforcement Unit and Patrol Division officers will be focused on safety belt enforcement and officers will be working together on several saturation events specifically looking for violations of South Carolina’s primary safety belt law. 55% of vehicle fatalities this year were unrestrained vehicle occupants.

The Buckle Up South Carolina mobilization falls under the South Carolina Department of Public Safety initiative in an effort to end all highway fatalities. This campaign combines high-visibility enforcement with heightened public awareness through advertising and publicity.

The ‘100 Deadly Days of Summer’ fall between the Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays and anyone riding within a motor vehicle, both day and night, are asked to always use their safety belt to greatly decrease their chance of injury or death in the event of a collision.

Address

834 Beaufort Street NE
Aiken, SC
29801

General information

City of Aiken Comment Policy https://www.cityofaikensc.gov/legal-notices/

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when City of Aiken, South Carolina Government Department of Public Safety posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to City of Aiken, South Carolina Government Department of Public Safety:

Videos

Our Story