Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office opens 6th substation
BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Berkeley County officially opened a new Sheriff’s Office substation on Sangaree Parkway Thursday morning.
The Sangaree substation, located at 347 Sangaree Parkway, is the department’s sixth substation in the county and Sangaree, Nexton and Tall Pines.
Sheriff Lewis says it is an essential part of community policing and making sure all of Berkeley County is patrolled.
The substation will have an office, where a person is there for a few hours during the day. Specific deputies will be assigned to the substation who will patrol the area. Sheriff Lewis says he looks forward to hearing more from the people and their needs.
Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette attended the ribbon-cutting, saying communication, collaboration and cooperation are essential for a safe community, and that’s hopefully what the substation will achieve.
“In South Carolina, we stand behind our law enforcement and we’re proud to do that,” Evette says. “And we realize that the secret to their success is getting in the community, letting the community know who they are and where their heart is. And by having these substations around, especially in a rural community, they have a better presence in the community.”
Sheriff Lewis is asking for community volunteers to man the office of the substation while deputies patrol the area. He says the county will provide all the training the volunteers need, and they can make their own schedule.
The locations for the five other substations in the county are listed below:
- South District Substation, 301 Red Bank Rd. Goose Creek
- Cross/Pineville Substation, 1659 Old Hwy. 6 Cross
- Cane Bay Substation, 1903 Cane Bay Blvd. Summerville
- North District Substation, 2184 Santee River Rd. St. Stephen
- Cainhoy Substation, 1501 Recreation Rd. Huger
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