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Public Invited to Comment at Police Accreditation Hearing

As part of the on-site assessment administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.  This session will be conducted in the First Floor Conference Room at City Hall located at 206 South Main Street. Read Public Notice

image of someone texting on a mobile devicePolice Debut New 'Text to 911' Service

If you live in Greenville, you now can call or text 911. Last month, the Greenville County Sheriff's Office was the first in the state to introduce the 'Text to 911' feature and now the Greenville Police Department is capable of receiving those messages as well. Currently this service is limited to Verizon Wireless customers. However, other major cell phone carriers have agreed to be on board by May 2014. As always, the best way to get a fast response from emergency services is to dial 911 and talk to a dispatcher directly. Texting is an alternative for people with speech or hearing impairments, or as a viable alternative when a call may place someone in jeopardy.

Crime Data Available Online

Citizens now have access to RAIDS Online, a free public crime map developed by BAIR Analytics. The data is supplied by the Greenville Police Department. Using a web site, citizens can easily search for information on different crime types and view the home locations of registered sex offenders. Citizens or neighborhood watch groups can search for crimes within a particular radius of a certain location. Data is updated every 72 hours.