Dennis Brown, Chief of Police
The Newberry Police Department is located on Nance Street in downtown Newberry, in the city's Public Safety Complex.
In case of emergency, call 911. If you need other services, you should contact the administrative offices at (803) 321-1010 or contact us on the website.
The mission of the Newberry Police Department is to work in a true partnership with the citizens of the City of Newberry to enhance the quality of life in our city, to preserve property, and to promote individual responsibility and community commitment. In accomplishing these goals, service will be our commitment. We are committed to making our community safer through a community policing philosophy with our citizens and other law enforcement agencies.
The Newberry Police Department consists of the Patrol Division and Investigative Division. Each division is made up of units and various components.
Go to the Newberry Police Department at 1507 Nance Street, Newberry, SC and request to speak with the on-duty supervisor or a member of the administrative staff.
The patrol division is broken into four shifts and a Traffic Unit that provide continuous twenty-four hour per day preventive patrol coverage and response to calls for service within the City of Newberry.
This division's responsibilities include: patrol directed to the prevention of crime; traffic enforcement; direction and control; suppressing disturbance; apprehension of offenders; responding to calls for service; rendering first aid and preliminary investigations. Each shift is commanded by a Lieutenant who reports to the Chief of Police. A Sergeant is assigned to each shift and to act as officer-in-charge in the absence of the Lieutenant.
The Traffic Unit’s basic responsibilities are responding to and investigating most accidents, enforcing traffic laws, enforcing parking and handling escorts during hours of their work. The unit is directed by a Sergeant.
This officer reports to the Chief of Police and is responsible for the coordination of all specialized, remedial, in-service, roll-call and advanced training. This includes the review of lessons plans, and scheduling of all training classes. The Training Lieutenant serves as the department liaison with the training academy. The Training Lieutenant also serves as the department Accreditation Manager and is responsible for management, administration, and review of the department’s activities in attaining and maintaining accreditation with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Accreditation program.
Narcotics Investigator is responsible for analysis, evaluation, and dissemination of data on crime trends is such areas of gang and drug activities. This officer also has primary responsible in the planning and execution of activities regarding the enforcement of narcotics and drug interdiction and executing search warrants, conducting vehicle and building searches for the purpose of obtaining evidence of a crime and detecting the presence of concealed narcotics.
Juvenile/Crime Prevention Sergeant
This officer reports to the Captain and is responsible for the development of juvenile programs designed to prevent juvenile delinquency, and departmental policies and procedures to carry out the department’s role with juveniles. Serves as juvenile court liaison and ensures that the legal criteria for enforcement actions taken against juveniles meet the directives issued by the Newberry County Department of Juvenile Justice and the pertinent South Carolina revised code sections. Responsible for the formulation of policies, procedures, methods, strategies and tactics to implement, administer and sustain the department’s Neighborhood watch program. Ensures that department personnel maintain strong ties with community groups interested in preventing crime.
Victim Advocate is responsible for the coordination of the department’s victim advocate program, to include: training officers in their role with victims of crime, at the initial point of contact and during follow-up activities; updating policies governing the implementation and delivery of victim/witness services by the department personnel; delivering information to victims and witnesses about the services available to them and keeping them informed on the status of cases and their roles; liaison officer with other victim/witness agencies.