Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Officers Rescue Injured Deer


Mount Pleasant, SC – On July 26, 2015 Pfc. Kittle from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to Rifle Range Rd. in reference to an injured deer. Officers found the deer along the roadway with what appeared to be a broken left rear leg. Cpl. Zeitner and Ofc. Morgan were riding in a two man unit and stopped to assist Pfc. Kittle. The deer was cut free of the briars, wrapped up in a blanket and transported to Veterinary Specialty Care on Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Officers checked back with Veterinary Specialty Care and learned that the deer had been release from treatment and was now recovering at a wildlife rehabilitation facility.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mount Pleasant Police Receive Reaccreditation with Excellence


Mount Pleasant, SC – The Mount Pleasant Police Department received their 8th accreditation award on July 25th during a formal hearing in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For this reaccreditation cycle the Mount Pleasant Police Department participated in a Gold Standard Assessment. This type of assessment focuses primarily on processes and outcomes associated with standards specific to agency policies.  Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) reviewed the policies, procedures, processes and outcomes of the Mount Pleasant Police Department in March of this year.

To receive accreditation status, the Mount Pleasant Police Department needed to comply with 484 standards that focus on all facets of the agency. One of the criteria to receive reaccreditation with excellence is to have at least 90% compliance with standards that are not mandatory. The Mount Pleasant Police Department carries 100% compliance with these standards.

“Participation in the accreditation process ensures we are providing the highest level of police service to our community,” says Chief Ritchie. “Our process is so successful because of the commitment given from everyone in our organization. Line level officers up through our command staff believe in this endeavor. Having our process examined by an outside agency shows that we are in pursuit of accountability and transparency.”

CALEA accreditation is a voluntary process which includes a self-assessment, an onsite assessment, community input, officer interviews and a formal hearing in front of a review committee. The Mount Pleasant Police Department first became accredited in 1992 and was given the Meritorious Award in 2009 after having been accredited continuously for over 15 years. According to CALEA only 5% of all agencies in the nation are accredited.

Monday, July 27, 2015

National Night Out


On August 4th, 2015 join over 37 million people in 16,124 communities to celebrate America’s National Night Out Against Crime.

“Officers will be set up in two locations this year. One at Edwards Park on Bank Street and one at the White Hall Community Center off Tower Road,” said Inspector Chip Googe. “The event will last from 6:00pm to 9:00pm ending with a walk through each of the respective neighborhoods.”

We will have numerous bureaus on display such as our K9 officers, Bike Team and Patrol Units. The Mount Pleasant Fire Department will also have their fire trucks on display. There will be K-9 demonstrations, bicycle raffles, snow cones, a jump castle, pizza and drinks! Fingerprinting will also be available from New York Life Insurance. The last hour of the event we will be walking through each of the respective neighborhoods to show how our communities and the Mount Pleasant Police Department are standing together to fight against crime.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wanted Wednesday

This week's Wanted Wednesday features a husband and wife. Dustin Carr is wanted for Financial Identity Fraud and Forgery. He is listed as 6'00" tall and 255lbs. Mr. Carr has black hair and brown eyes. His birthday is 3/1/1984.

Tiffany Harrelson is wanted for Petit Larceny. She is 5'04" and 120lbs. Mrs. Harrelson has brown hair and hazel eyes. Her birthday is 11/16/1990.

Their last known address is 6589 Highway 17 North in Awendaw.

If you have any information regarding their whereabouts please call Pfc. Lynch at 843-884-4176. You can also submit an anonymous tip from our smartphone app or from our blog at

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wanted Wednesday

***Subject Located***

This week's Wanted Wednesday suspect is Randall Worthington. He is wanted on three counts of Financial Identity Fraud. Mr. Worthington is known to work in the food and beverage industry. If you know the whereabouts of Mr. Worthington please contact Pfc. Lynch at 843-884-4176.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Help Identifying Subject

The Mount Pleasant Police Department is asking for your help in identifying the male subject shown above. He is seen using the victim's credit card at a Redbox kiosk near Harris Teeter on Ben Sawyer Blvd. on June 29, 2015. If you can help identify this person please contact Det. Jenkins at 843-856-3029 or

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wanted Wednesday - CAPTURED

If you know his whereabouts please contact Pfc. Lynch at 843-884-4176. You can also submit an anonymous tip from the tab at the top of this blog.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

“Drive sober or get pulled over”
The Mount Pleasant Police Department is Cracking Down on Drunk Driving this July 4th

Mount Pleasant, SC – The Fourth of July holiday is a favorite time of year for many Americans. Backyard parties, good food, and fireworks. But the celebrating unfortunately turns deadly when people drive after drinking alcohol.  Drunk driving is a preventable problem on Independence Day each year in the United States.
  • In 2013, Forbes magazine named the Independence Day holiday “the most dangerous holiday of the year.”
  • This year, the Fourth comes on a Saturday, so Friday, July 3, is the Federal holiday and observance. That means the Fourth of July weekend starts at 6 p.m. Thursday and extends to 5:59 a.m. Monday morning, July 6.
  • In 2013, there were 512 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes over the Fourth of July holiday (6 p.m. July 3rd through 5:59 a.m. July 8th). Of those fatalities, 199 (39%) occurred in crashes that involved at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 grams per deciliter or higher.
  • During the July Fourth holiday period in 2013, the rate of alcohol impairment among drivers involved in fatal crashes was over three times higher at night than during the day.
  • Unfortunately, these enforcement campaigns are necessary—drunk driving is an epidemic in our nation. In 2013, there were 10,076 people killed in drunk-driving crashes. That’s almost one third of all traffic fatalities nationwide.

Make a Plan to Get Home Safely This Fourth of July. “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

If you drive drunk, you not only put your life and the lives of others at risk, you could face a DUI arrest. The average DUI costs $10,000, making it difficult to recover financially.