Mission and Vision
The mission of the Cayce Department of public safety is to provide its citizens and visitors with professional services through forming constant partnerships within the community while striving to maintain integrity, compassion, and impartiality.
HONOR - PRIDE - LOYALTY - INTEGRITY
The Cayce Department of Public Safety is committed in providing professional law enforcement services to its community members by using advanced technologies in the apprehension of criminals that interfere in the daily lives of its citizens. Through community oriented policing concepts and partnerships, the police department and its citizens will be united as one in protecting the core values of life by reducing fear, crime, and personal barriers.
|Chief Byron Snellgrove, Director||803-550-9531
|Pattie Rabon, Admin Coordinator/ Assistant to the Director||803-550-9531
|Deputy Chief JJ Jones, Assistant Director||803-550-9538
|Major Jimmy Gleaton, Police Services||803-550-9512
|Captain Brian Lorick, Assistant Chief of Fire Services||803-550-9514
|Lieutenant Paul Dufault, Police Administration||803-550-9521
|Lieutenant Scott Hall, Battalion Chief of Fire Services||803-550-9514
|Lieutenant Stephan Wilcox Team 2 Supervisor||803-550-9539
|Lieutenant David Hoffman, Team 1 Supervisor||803-550-9539
|Lieutenant Matt McMillan, Support Services||803-550-9539
|Sergeant Bryan Schumpert, Supervisor|
|Sergeant Michael Baker, Supervisor|
|Corporal John Maynard, Assistant Supervisor|
|Corporal Mandy Fournier, Assistant Supervisor|
|Corporal Ronald Gibson, Assistant Supervisor|
|Corporal Eddie Powell, Assistant Supervisor|
|PSO Roy Barr|
|MPSO Brandon Turner|
|Officer Robert Garman|
|MPSO Hayden Clark||K9 Kimber||Belgian Malinois|
|MPSO Kimberly Paparella||K9 Rocco||Belgian/ German Shepherd|
|MPSO Wilson Lewis||K9 Molly||Labrador Retriever|
|PSO Anthony Branham||K9 Louisa||Belgian/ German Shepherd|
|Sergeant Evan Antley||803-550-9536
|Sergeant Austol Youmans||803-794-0456
|Jacob Harlow “Emergency Management Coordinator”||803-794-0456
The Criminal Investigations Division (C.I.D.) of the Cayce Department of Public Safety is responsible for investigating criminal offenses that occur within the city limits of Cayce. The unit is comprised of a Sergeant, Corporal, and five (5) investigators. Each investigator receives continuous advanced training in various investigative specialties, such as crime scene processing, interview and interrogation techniques, juvenile crimes, homicide/death investigation, narcotics, financial crimes, computer crimes, domestic violence/abuse, and child abuse. Many investigators are members of national or international professional associations for various investigative specialties.
Cases are referred to this division from incident reports submitted by the Patrol Division, directly from citizens and businesses, and other law enforcement or regulatory agencies. For the 2016 calendar year, the division investigated 1,463 criminal cases.
This division works closely with other local law enforcement agencies, as well as state and federal agencies such as the SC State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), the United States Secret Service (USSS), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE). Investigators routinely meet with representatives from these other agencies to exchange information and current intelligence regarding crime trends, patterns, and suspects. Investigators also maintain a close working relationship with the 11th and 5th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Offices. These offices are responsible for the prosecution of offenses in the Court of General Sessions.
|Sergeant Jason Merrill, Investigations Supervisor||803-550-9553
|Corporal Cal Thomas, Assistant Investigations Supervisor||803-550-9533
|Rebecca Barnett, Investigator||803-550-9540
|Doug Bramlett, Investigator||803-550-9509
|Donta Stewart, Investigator||803-550-9537
|William Dougall, Investigator||803-550-9535
|Findlay Wihlidal, Investigator||803-550-9501
|Lieutenant Jason Merrill, Investigations||803-550-9553
|Sergeant Edward Pereira, Crime Scene/ Evidence||803-550-9558
|Danielle McCord, Victim’s Advocate||803-550-9534
Officer Leigh Summers is Cayce's Animal Service Officer. Animal Services rescues injured or abused animals, control potentially dangerous animals roaming at-large, and bring lost pets to a shelter where their owners can reclaim them.
In Cayce, animals must be kept either on a leash or in a secure enclosure. Animals running loose will be picked up and impounded by Cayce Animal Services Officers. In addition, anyone walking or owning an animal is required to clean up animal waste deposited by a pet on public property and on the private property of others.
Adoptions are available at Lexington County Animal Services through their adoption program, with many dogs and cats awaiting new homes. We invite anyone interested in a new animal to visit their shelter or view the animals they have for adoption on their site.
Spay or Neuter Your Pet
Every day in the United States, thousands of puppies and kittens are born because of the irresponsible breeding of pets. Some 4 to 6 million animals are destroyed every year because there are not enough homes for them. Being a responsible owner means choosing spay or neuter surgery. Spaying and neutering helps pets live longer, healthier lives. Spaying or neutering will not make your pet fat and lazy, it will not lessen a dog's natural instinct to protect home and family, and it is not better to let a female animal have one litter before being spayed. These are just myths and excuses.
It doesn't matter if your pet is a purebred—so is at least one of every four animals brought to shelters. There are too many animals, period. Even if you find homes for all the animals in your pet's litter, that means fewer homes for unwanted animals in shelters that are already desperate for good, loving homes.
The Community Outreach Policing Services Team is a group of specialized and highly trained officers. It is their mission, using community oriented policing methods, to solve law enforcement problems that arise in the various communities of Cayce. However, the C.O.P.S. program is far more than a mere extension of law enforcement.
It is also the mission of the C.O.P.S. program to develop long term solutions for problems. This would include things as simple as sharing and gathering information with the communities, conducting home and business security surveys, developing strategies for ridding areas of drug dealers and other criminals along with enhancing overall community safety.
The Community Outreach Policing Services Team seeks to form partnerships with various business, church, charity and civic groups throughout Cayce. The focus of the Community Outreach Policing Services Unit is bolster our excellent relationships with these various groups to focus on crime prevention, citizen education, community involvement, and meeting the needs of people in distress along with improving the quality of life for our citizens.
|Sgt. James Richardson|
|Cpl. Joshua Addy|
|Officer Eddie West|
The Cayce Fire Department is actually an integrated division within the Cayce Department of Public Safety. The "Fire Division" is comprised of the Assistant Fire Chief, Battalion Chief, Captain, and a Fire Marshal. Three shifts are assigned for twenty-four hour city coverage. Forty-nine Public Safety Officers support the Fire Divisions emergency operations.
The Blue Sign Program
Time is the enemy. The blue sign program helps emergency personnel quickly and easily identify your house when responding to emergencies
All emergency responders know that it is important to locate emergencies as soon as possible. However, many residents have failed to clearly mark their residence, which severely hinders responders’ efforts to give aid. The Cayce Fire Department participates in the Interstate Blue Address Sign Program to help EMS, Fire and Police locate your residence quicker during an emergency.
Whether you participate in the Blue Sign Program or not, PLEASE, clearly mark your residence with the correct address.
Blue Sign prices as follows:
- Blue Sign (metal plate w/ numbers only) $15.00
- Blue Sign attached to a treated 2”x4” $18.00
- Blue Sign attached to a treated 2”x4” (INSTALLED) * $20.00
- Blue Sign attached to a treated 4”x4” post $20.00
- Blue Sign attached to a treated 4”x4” (INSTALLED) * $25.00
* Please note that installation usually requires a 24-48 hour wait period for Palmetto Utility Protection services to mark the proposed installation area for all utility lines which may be present.
Smoke Detector Information
Smoke Detector Basic Rules
- Install at least one smoke detector on each floor of your house.
- Test it once a month. Just push the button.
- Clean it periodically. Dust may collect on the detector.
- Change the battery at least once a year, preferably twice a year at the daylight savings time transitions.
- Smoke alarms are normally installed on the ceiling or high on a wall with the top of the alarm no closer than 4 inches or farther than 12 inches from the ceiling. Alarms should be no closer than 3 feet from air vents or returns that may prevent the smoke from reaching the alarm. Also, avoid placing detectors near doorways.
- Avoid placing detectors in kitchens or bathrooms to prevent excessive false activation by normal smoke from cooking or steam from showers. This will also reduce the temptation to remove detector batteries due to the alarm activation causing a nuisance. An estimated 20% of U.S. homes have smoke alarms present with dead or missing batteries.
- Place at least one detector on each floor near sleeping areas. In a one story house with sleeping areas on both ends of the house, two detectors should be installed.
- The ultimate test for smoke alarms is their ability to wake you when you are asleep. You may need to install additional alarms or specialized alarms. There are alarms that allow a parent to record their voice to assist in waking children, i.e., “Johnny, wake up there is a fire”. There are also detectors for the hearing impaired that use bright, flashing lights or vibrating signals.
Smoke detectors typically have a 10-year life span and should be replaced periodically.