Community Activities & Services

We strive to create and maintain a safe and informed Fairfield County through our Community Activities and Services. Read about each below to learn more.

 

Crime Watch

Crime Watch meetings keep neighborhoods and communities safer by informing attendees of crimes occurring in their area. Fairfield County COPs work with those in local communities and neighborhoods to establish crime watch meetings and coordinate obtaining crime watch signs. community.


Kids Camp

Our annual Kids’ Camp is held in June and is a week-long adventure for children ages 8-13. Attendees participate in different activities that help them learn about different law enforcement agencies such as the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Public Safety, SLED, and more. Speakers from these emergency services agencies share about their duties and teach the kids about their various roles and functions in our community.


Home Alone Program

Our Home Alone program falls under our Community Oriented Policing Program. When someone in our county is living alone and has no family close by to check on them, we add them to our list and check on them periodically to make sure they’re safe and able to take care of themselves.


Project Lifesaver

The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, or other related conditions or disorders.

The task of searching for wandering or lost individuals is a growing and serious responsibility. Without effective procedures and equipment, searches can involve multiple agencies, hundreds of officers, countless hours, and thousands of dollars. More importantly, because time is of the essence, every minute lost increases the risk of a tragic outcome.

If you are interested in learning more about this program you can call our office at (803) 635-4141.


Property Checks

If any of our residents contact us when leaving for vacation, we can conduct property checks while they’re away. All they have to do is call our office and provide some information. We then do our best to keep your property safe while you’re away. To speed things along when you call, please have the following information available:

  • The dates you will be gone.
  • Owner of the property with phone number and address.
  • Emergency contact person with phone number and address.
  • Alarm system and company if any.
  • Any lights that will be left on at the location.
  • Any vehicles that will be left at the location.
  • Anyone else who will be checking the property (name and vehicle info).

Citizen's Academy

The purpose of the Fairfield County Citizen’s Academy is to educate and inform the community about our Divisions and how they work. An example of the Divisions covered are: 

  • Investigations
  • Narcotic Enforcement
  • Special Response Team
  • Evidence
  • Canine Unit
  • School Resource Officers
  • Victim’s Assistance
  • Training

If you are interested in attending, please contact our office to register for a class. They are usually held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. for approximately 6 weeks.