NCPD to help locked out motorists

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSCS) - Mayor Keith Summey, along with Police Chief Jon R. Zumalt and Deputy Chief David Cheatle, unveiled the city's latest initiative to aid stranded motorists, Project Free Entry, Thursday morning.

Through Project Free Entry, officers will be able to assist residents that have locked keys in their vehicle at no cost.   Eighteen officers are trained to use the lockout kits, and they will be strategically placed with officers throughout the city.

Residents can call the city's non-emergency phone line at (843) 745-1015 to report a lockout.  Officers will respond as practically as possible to render aide.  Emergency calls will take priority over locked out incidents.  The vehicle operator will be required to provide identification and sign a release of liability form.

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