Town of Port Royal Police Department

Town of Port Royal Police Department The Town of Port Royal Police Department is located at 1748 Paris Ave Port Royal, South Carolina
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October is National Pedestrian Safety Month! In 2021, there were 7,388 pedestrians killed in traffic collisions in the U...
10/07/2023

October is National Pedestrian Safety Month!

In 2021, there were 7,388 pedestrians killed in traffic collisions in the United States, which accounted for a 12.5% increase in 2020. This equates to one pedestrian being killed every 71 minutes and injured every 9 minutes in traffic crashes. Also, in 2021, 190 South Carolinians lost their lives while walking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has identified the month of October as National Pedestrian Safety Month with a goal of increasing awareness about pedestrian safety and reminding drivers and walkers that staying safe is a shared responsibility.

Most young people don’t drink alcohol! According to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administratio...
09/28/2023

Most young people don’t drink alcohol! According to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, teens’ alcohol use has dropped each year for the past several
years.

The Town of Port Royal Police Department is a drop off location for candy for the Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 29th...
09/25/2023

The Town of Port Royal Police Department is a drop off location for candy for the Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 29th.

Beaufort County will host its first ever multi-agency Women in Law Enforcement Recruiting Event in October. This effort ...
09/25/2023

Beaufort County will host its first ever multi-agency Women in Law Enforcement Recruiting Event in October. This effort is to ensure all county agencies with open positions can recruit quality candidates interested in the law enforcement profession.

Participating agencies:
· Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office
· Beaufort Police Department
· Port Royal Police Department
· Bluffton Police Department
· Yemassee Police Department

The all-female recruiting event will be held on October 28, 2023, at 9 a.m., at the Bluffton Police Department located at 101 Progressive Street, Bluffton SC.

Those interested in participating will have the opportunity to speak with participating agencies, complete the physical agility course, as well as a written test. Please note testing starts at 9 a.m. SHARP!

Participants are asked to wear athletic attire for the physical agility course and to bring a photo ID to the event.

Interested in participating? Please sign up by visiting: https://womeninlawenforcementrecruitingevent.paperform.co

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09/22/2023

Here is the new Summarization of the Parking Ordinance for the Town of Port Royal.

Ordinance 2023-13

We would like to introduce the newest addition to the Port Royal Police Department Traffic and Patrol Division. Please j...
09/14/2023

We would like to introduce the newest addition to the Port Royal Police Department Traffic and Patrol Division. Please join us in welcoming officer Fraire-Galindo.

Good morning all,We would like to remind residents that when you have an emergency to dial 911. If you need police servi...
08/22/2023

Good morning all,

We would like to remind residents that when you have an emergency to dial 911. If you need police services, but the situation is non-emergent, to dial 843-524-2777, which is the non-emergency dispatch line. This is the fastest way to get a police, or other emergency service response.

08/22/2023
Please join us in welcoming our newest officer. Welcome to the team Ptl. Mulligan!!
08/17/2023

Please join us in welcoming our newest officer. Welcome to the team Ptl. Mulligan!!

07/31/2023

Thank you to Roadhouse Restaurant for providing lunch to the Department!
The ribs and sides were delicious!

06/21/2023

Can you spot a scam?
Five “red flags” to watch out for.

When it comes to helping you and your family avoid scams, it starts with awareness. Here are a few consistent red flags you can watch for so you can stop a scammer in their tracks.

1. Unexpected contact: A person or company contacts you out of the blue by phone, text, or email about an invoice, order, delivery, or charge you didn’t know about.

2. Everything is urgent: Scammers will create a false sense of urgency and use pressure tactics like rude or pushy language to get you to act immediately.

3. Very specific or unusual way to pay: Someone is asking you to pay or send money using gift cards, Green DOT cards, cryptocurrency, a payment app, or even an online wire — to pay for something, resolve an “issue,” get sweepstakes “winnings,” or secure a high return on your “investment.”

4. Threatening language: Scammers may tell you that you owe money and then threaten to call the police if you don’t pay immediately. They may also coach you on what to tell the bank to withdraw or transfer money, or ask you to keep a secret.

5. The romantic “emergency”: A new online love interest bombards you with “sweet talk” but doesn’t seem to want to meet in person. Suddenly a hardship or emergency strikes and they want you to send them money.

What to do if you suspect a scam:

• Slow down. Pause, take a breath, and think it through.

• Someone you don’t know is asking you for your money. Remember, it’s your right to confirm things no matter how urgent anyone says it is. You’re in charge when it comes to your money.

• Contact the company they claim to be, call your bank, or call the police if it doesn’t seem right.

• Consult with a friend or family member you trust.

The Town of Port Royal administrative offices will be closed on Monday June 19, 2023; in observation of Juneteenth. They...
06/14/2023

The Town of Port Royal administrative offices will be closed on Monday June 19, 2023; in observation of Juneteenth. They will reopen Tuesday June 20, 2023. If you are in need of emergency assistance call 911.

According to NHTSA, 11,654 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2020 that involved an alcohol-impaired driver....
12/29/2022

According to NHTSA, 11,654 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2020 that involved an alcohol-impaired driver. On average, more than 10,000 people were killed each year from 2016 to 2020, and one person was killed in a drunk-driving crash every 45 minutes in

If you plan to consume alcohol this weekend to celebrate the New Year, have a designated sober driver already planned or contact a ride-share service.

12/22/2022

Christmas is quickly approaching. Impaired driving is more prevalent during the Holiday season which leads to more deaths on our roadways. If you plan to consume alcoholic beverages during this Holiday weekend, please have a designated sober driver.

Thank you to the fourth and fifth grade classes at PRES for the cards and goodies!  Merry Christmas
12/20/2022

Thank you to the fourth and fifth grade classes at PRES for the cards and goodies! Merry Christmas

The Town of Port Royal Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer. Candidate m...
12/16/2022

The Town of Port Royal Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer. Candidate must be able to perform all duties necessary for the protection of life and property within the Town of Port Royal as well as the enforcement of state laws and local ordinances.
Experienced applicants are preferred however if you are seeking to begin a law enforcement career you must meet the following.
•Hiring board
•Physical agility course
•Polygraph exam
•Psychological exam
•Physical
• Clean driving record with minimal speeding convictions, no Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving Under Suspension (DUS) conviction in last ten years, or leaving the scene of an accident conviction.
• If currently employed as a certified officer, candidate must be in good standing with their current agency with no current disciplinary problems within the last six months.
• Must be 21 years of age at start of application process.
• Must be a United States Citizen.
• Must complete the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy training within 1 year of hire date.
• Must have a clean criminal record (no felonies, serious misdemeanors, Criminal Domestic Violence, or crimes of moral turpitude)
• Must have High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED)
• Must have Honorable Discharge, if served in the military
• Must have personal vehicle registered at the date of hire
• Must have a South Carolina Driver’s License at date of hire
Benefits available for employees:
• All uniforms and equipment provided
• Competitive Salary
• Dental and Vision insurance offered
• Individual paid health insurance
• South Carolina Police Officers Retirement Plan
• Take home patrol car program
Apply Now Applications can be picked in person at the police department or requested by telephone by calling 843-986-2220, by emailing the Police Department or download the application (PDF)

12/14/2022

Have you heard? Santa is coming! He is coming to your local Port Royal Ace Hardware this Saturday, December 17th from Noon - 2pm!! We hear that even Mrs. Claus is stopping by! Come see Santa, drink some hot chocolate, and eat some cookies with us! It is also a great time to fill out your letter to Santa and put it in his mailbox right in the store!

11/23/2022

Were you aware that the day before Thanksgiving (today!) is known as a cultural phenomena “Blackout Wednesday” which highlights and encourages heavy consumption of alcohol and drugs?

Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use a ride service or call a taxi or sober friend to get home safely.

Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone and stay safe!

Good Afternoon All,On 11-13-2022 our agency received several reports of hit and run incidents that occurred in the Villa...
11/14/2022

Good Afternoon All,

On 11-13-2022 our agency received several reports of hit and run incidents that occurred in the Village area of Port Royal. The possible suspect vehicle is a 2017 to 2021 Jeep Compass. The suspect vehicle will have heavy front end damage. If anyone in the area has personal security footage of the incident or information that will lead to the identity of the suspect or suspect vehicle please contact The Port Royal Police Department at 843-986-2220.

11/09/2022

Good morning all,

The Port Royal Police Department is seeking your assistance in identifying the subject seen below. The subject can be seen removing a package from a doorstep at the Preserve Apartments. Anyone with information as the the subject’s identity please contact the Port Royal Police Department at 843-986-2220.

This week is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week®.Sleepiness can result in crashes any time of the day or night, but three fa...
11/07/2022

This week is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week®.

Sleepiness can result in crashes any time of the day or night, but three factors are most commonly associated with drowsy-driving crashes.

Drowsy-driving crashes:

Occur most frequently between midnight and 6 a.m., or in the late afternoon. At both times of the day, people experience dips in their circadian rhythm—the human body’s internal clock that regulates sleep;

Often involve only a single driver (and no passengers) running off the road at a high rate of speed with no evidence of braking; and

Frequently occur on rural roads and highways.

For more information please visit:

https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/drowsy-driving

https://www.thensf.org/drowsy-driving-prevention/

11/06/2022

We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of former Port Royal Mayor, Sam Murray.

Mr. Murray served the Town of Port Royal for 41 years & will be greatly missed. Sending all of our love & prayers to his family & friends at this time.

The Port Royal Police Department would like to welcome our two newest officers. Welcome to officers Blanco and Marrow!
11/03/2022

The Port Royal Police Department would like to welcome our two newest officers. Welcome to officers Blanco and Marrow!

Good Afternoon all,The Port Royal Police Department would like to make our citizens aware of a recent rise in the thefts...
10/19/2022

Good Afternoon all,

The Port Royal Police Department would like to make our citizens aware of a recent rise in the thefts of golf carts in our jurisdiction. We would like for all of our citizens to take all precautions to not be victimized. The following is a list of possible ways for our citizens to ensure the safety of their property:

-Have your golf cart re keyed with a unique key

-Have a kill switch installed in an inconspicuous location on your golf cart

-Lock your golf cart in a garage or shed if possible

-Cable lock your golf cart to your home or another non movable structure

-Know the serial number, make, and manufacturer of your golf cart

-Check on your property regularly

-Take a photo of your golf cart to keep for your records

Rest assured our officers are doing their very best to prevent these thefts and to solve the thefts as they occur.

In 2020, there were 6,516 pedestrians killed in traffic collisions in the United States, which accounted for approximate...
10/10/2022

In 2020, there were 6,516 pedestrians killed in traffic collisions in the United States, which accounted for approximately 17% of all traffic fatalities in 2020. This equates to one pedestrian being killed every 81 minutes and injured every 10 minutes in traffic crashes.

While riding a bicycle at night, please remember to use proper lighting in the front of the bicycle as well as utilize a reflector on the rear. This will make you more visible to motorists.

With the cooler weather, there are more pedestrians out and about. As a motorist, please ensure intersections are clear of motor vehicle traffic as well as pedestrian traffic before proceeding.

In 2021, almost 36,000 people experiencing domestic violence, including children, called a crisis line, sought shelter, ...
10/07/2022

In 2021, almost 36,000 people experiencing domestic violence, including children, called a crisis line, sought shelter, or received support services in South Carolina.
1 isn’t just a number, it’s SOMEONE - a family member, a neighbor, a coworker, a friend.
Domestic violence affects all of us, and all of us must be part of the solution. YOU are the missing piece. Learn more about domestic violence and share our posts throughout the month.

09/29/2022

Ian Expected to Make Landfall in South Carolina

The National Hurricane Center recently issued a hurricane warning for the entire South Carolina coast. Forecasters now believe Ian, which is currently a tropical storm, will make landfall somewhere near Charleston as a Category One hurricane. Everyone should finalize their storm preparations today and continue to check the frequently changing forecasts from the Hurricane Center and local weather outlets.

“If you haven’t yet made plans for every contingency, this afternoon is the time to do so,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “We can expect to experience a lot of rain throughout the state along with dangerous storm surge in low-lying coastal areas. With the potential for hurricane force winds along our coast, it’s important for South Carolinians to plan now.

“While we will not see the full force of Hurricane Ian the way Florida did, we could see high winds, rain, flash flooding and even tornadoes,” S.C. Emergency Management Director Kim Stenson said. “Flooding due to storm surge and rain could be a major concern. Over the next day, it will be vital for everyone to be prepared to act if told to do so by your local public safety officials.”

Residents in low-lying areas prone to flooding, particularly along the coast, should have a plan to move to higher ground if their homes become unsafe.

Local agencies are opening emergency shelters based on need and storm conditions. Shelter locations, when open, will be posted on the South Carolina Emergency Management Division’s website and mobile app.

While finalizing storm preparations, keep in mind the following:

* Be aware of potential flash flooding and storm surge. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move to higher ground. Do not wait to be told to move.

* If time allows, prepare your home for a flood by moving essential items to an upper floor, bring in outdoor furniture, disconnect electrical appliances and be prepared to turn off the gas, electricity and water.

* Do not walk through moving water. Six inches of moving water can make you fall. If you have to walk in water, walk where the water is not moving. Use a stick to check the firmness of the ground in front of you.

* Do not drive into flooded areas. If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely. You and the vehicle can be quickly swept away.

* Have several ways to get emergency information. Examples include NOAA Weather Radio, CodeRED notifications, Wireless Emergency Alerts for mobile devices and others. Make sure your devices have back up batteries and extra chargers.

* If a high wind or tornado warning is issued for your area, get indoors to a pre-designated shelter area such as a basement, storm cellar or the lowest building level. If there is no basement, go to the center of an interior room on the lowest level (closet, interior hallway) away from corners, windows, doors and outside walls.

All official recommendations concerning personal safety will be based on the best available information from the NHC, local National Weather Service offices and in coordination with local and state public safety officials.

Just a quick reminder on how to properly conduct turns. Be safe everyone!
09/27/2022

Just a quick reminder on how to properly conduct turns.

Be safe everyone!

The Port Royal Police Department would like to congratulate Officer Coleman on his recent promotion to Corporal. Corpora...
09/26/2022

The Port Royal Police Department would like to congratulate Officer Coleman on his recent promotion to Corporal. Corporal Coleman has been with the police department since 2020 and has been a tremendous asset to the department.

Congratulations!

09/13/2022

🚨 Update - The Sands Beach Boat Landing will be closed till the 30th (weather contingent).

We would like to sincerely thank the Shadow Moss neighborhood for providing Gatorade and an abundance of snacks for our ...
09/12/2022

We would like to sincerely thank the Shadow Moss neighborhood for providing Gatorade and an abundance of snacks for our officers. We are truly grateful for the community that we serve.

The Port Royal Police Department received an award today from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Network for full partic...
09/07/2022

The Port Royal Police Department received an award today from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Network for full participation in the Target Zero initiative. Chief Beach and Lieutenant Dowling are pictured receiving the award. We would like to also thank Sgt. Wilson for his hard work and dedication as our traffic enforcement unit.

Every day, about 32 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes — that's one person every 45 minutes, total...
09/02/2022

Every day, about 32 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes — that's one person every 45 minutes, totaling more than 10,000 lives lost each year. In 2020, 11,654 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths — a 14% increase from 2019.

Law enforcement agencies around the country see an up-tick in driving under the influence incidents during the Labor Day Weekend. Please remember to make arrangements for a sober driver this weekend.

Be safe and have a great weekend everyone!

Labor Day Weekend is approaching quickly and is unfortunately one of the deadliest holidays involving alcohol-impaired d...
08/25/2022

Labor Day Weekend is approaching quickly and is unfortunately one of the deadliest holidays involving alcohol-impaired drivers.

Have a Plan Whether You're Driving, Riding or Hosting: Be Responsible

Plan your safe ride home before you start the party, choose a non-drinking friend as a designated driver.

If someone you know has been drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel. Take their keys and help them arrange a sober ride home.

If you drink, do not drive for any reason. Call a taxi, a ride-hailing service, or a sober friend.

If you’re hosting a party where alcohol will be served, make sure all guests leave with a sober driver.

Always wear your seat belt — it’s your best defense against impaired drivers.

Please be careful out there today
08/18/2022

Please be careful out there today

The school season is upon us. STOP FOR SCHOOL BUSESStudents who are returning to in-person learning may rely on school b...
08/15/2022

The school season is upon us.

STOP FOR SCHOOL BUSES

Students who are returning to in-person learning may rely on school buses to get them to and from school safely.

Did You Know: School buses are the most regulated vehicles on the road; they’re designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in preventing crashes and injuries; and in every state, stop-arm laws exist to protect children from other motorists.

If you are driving, remember these simple rules:

Yellow flashing lights on a school bus mean slow down — don’t speed up — because the bus is preparing to stop. There are likely students waiting to get on the bus or parents waiting nearby to pick up children.

Red flashing lights mean stop — and wait at least 20 feet behind the bus — because children are getting on or off the school bus. Stay stopped until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop-arm is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving.

Even when lights aren’t flashing, watch for
children, particularly in the morning or mid-afternoon, around school arrival and dismissal times. Be alert as you back out of a driveway, or drive through a neighborhood, school zone or bus stop.

Parents - talk bus safety with your children:

Your child should arrive at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.

Teach them to play it SAFE:

Stay five steps away from the curb.

Always wait until the bus comes to a complete stop and the bus driver signals for you to board.

Face forward after finding a seat on the bus.

Exit the bus after it stops and look left-right-left for cars before crossing a street.

The first multi jurisdiction hiring event today was a great success. We were happy to see so many potential applicants c...
08/13/2022

The first multi jurisdiction hiring event today was a great success. We were happy to see so many potential applicants come out! If you are considering a career in law enforcement please visit our website or contact the Port Royal Police Department at 843-986-2220

08/09/2022

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1748 Paris Avenue
Port Royal, SC
29935

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

+18439862220

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Happy Holidays from the Port Royal Police Department! Photographed below are Lieutenant Dowling and Corporal Jansons delivering bicycles and other gifts to Port Royal Elementary. These gifts were donated by local citizens. We would like to thank our community for always stepping up when asked to help!
Good morning all,

In an effort to keep the students of Port Royal Elementary safe, the school speed limit has been changed to 15 mph on Paris Avenue when the lights are flashing. Seen below are Cpl. Reynard (Port Royal Elementary School Resource Officer) and Cpl Jansons, installing the new speed limits signs. Please be mindful while in the area. Thank you all.
The Sober or Slammer campaign has officially kicked off as of December 15th and will continue on until January 1st. Law enforcement agencies across the country will increase impaired driving enforcement efforts in order to deter motorists from driving while impaired. Any life lost on our roadways due to impaired driving is unacceptable. Here are some statistics dealing with impaired driving from 2019:

• According to NHTSA, 837 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver in December 2019.

• During the 2019 Christmas (6 p.m. Tuesday, December 24 to 5:59 a.m. Thursday, December 26) and New Year’s Day (6 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2018, to 5:59 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2019) holiday periods, there were more drunk-driving-related fatalities (210) than during any other holiday period that year.

Please make smart decisions, and have a designated sober driver if you plan to consume alcoholic beverages during this Holiday season.

Good afternoon all,

The Port Royal Police Department has placed an angel tree in our lobby. There are multiple ornaments on the tree for the taking. Please come down and take one to fulfill for a local senior citizen or child. Happy Holidays!
During this Holiday season, the Port Royal Police Department, along with the other surrounding first responders in the area would like to remind motorists to make smart decisions. If you plan to consume alcohol, please make arrangements to have a designated sober driver.

Thank you to Beaufort County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Department for spearheading this project.
Good morning all,

On behalf of Chief Beach, the Port Royal Police Department would like to thank everyone that came out last night for our annual tree lighting ceremony. Photographed below from left to right are Pfc. Clark, Cpl. Colson, Sgt. Wilson, and Cpl. Mayo.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. During the holiday season, there tends to be more traffic on our roadways. With this, we want to remind everyone to put the phone down, pay attention to the road, and arrive to your destination safely.
Good afternoon all,

The Port Royal Police Department is seeking assistance in solving multiple vandalism issues. There have been at least two separate incidents at the tower at the Port Royal Sands Beach wherein persons currently unknown have spray painted vulgarities on the tower. The Chief of Police has authorized a $500.00 dollar reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of the suspect(s). To provide information please contact the Port Royal Police Department at 843-986-2220.
Good afternoon all,

The Port Royal Police Department would just like to remind all of our citizens and visitors to our town to please be sure, if you decide to smoke ci******es, to make sure to put your cigarette out and dispose of it in a proper receptacle. Thank you all and enjoy this beautiful day.
The Port Royal Police Department would like to congratulate Staff Sergeant Joab Dowling on his promotion to Lieutenant this morning. Lt. Dowling has been with the Port Royal Police Department since 2009 and is currently our Traffic and Patrol Commander. Lt. Dowling is a great asset to our agency and is always willing to assist our officers in any way needed. Thank you, Lieutenant Dowling, for all that you do for this Town and this Agency. Congratulations on this much deserved promotion.
Drowsy driving is responsible for more than 6,400 U.S. deaths annually.