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Community Services

 

Community Patrol Unit

The Community Patrol Unit (CPU) exists to promote partnerships between the community, businesses, government, other State and County agencies and local law enforcement. The goal of the unit, and these partnerships, is to reduce crime and improve overall quality of life, while encouraging the community to determine its own needs through the exchange of ideas and problem solving techniques. CPU focuses on long term solutions to problems rather than short term fixes and is committed to to partnering with anyone, any group, or any agency which seeks to improve safety and the quality of life in Greenville County. Our CPU deputies seek to be the primary point of contact between the Sheriff's Office and the community, and or committed to knowing and being known in the areas to which they are assigned.

Environmental Enforcement

Environmental Enforcement is comprised of 3 commissioned deputies who are assigned to Community Patrol. They are responsible for responding to complaints of littering on public lands and unlawful dumping on public and private lands (When requested by land owners), as well as prevention efforts. Environmental enforcement are also responsible for conducting investigations into these crimes, both long and short term. They work in conjunction with County Codes, Road and Bridges, County Land Development, SC DHEC, and US EPA as required.

Environmental Services

Environmental Services is staffed by 5 non- sworn civilianís employees who include heavy equipment operators and 1 principle heavy equipment operator who serves as Crew Chief. They are directly supervised by the Environmental Enforcement Master Deputy who reports to the Community Patrol Sergeants.

EVS hand picks and operates various heavy equipment used to clean up areas designated as unlawful dumping and or littering sites by the environmental enforcement deputies.

The Environmental Services employees also supervise the Community Service workers assigned to the GCSO by Summary Courts and Municipal Courts.

Communications

Communications consists of call takers, dispatchers, dispatchers training officers, false alarm billing, NCIC Teletype and tape research. These professionals are responsible for receiving, recording and dispatching 911 calls to the officers in the field. Communications personnel must provide excellent customer service to the public while exercising considerable tact and firmness in obtaining information from the public.