Police Department

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We would like to thank and wish Lt. Jerry Gainey the best in his upcoming retirement.  We hate to see him go but hopefully he will enjoy his retirement.  Lt. Gainey has been with us since 2005 and has been a great addition.  

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FLORENCE, S.C. – A Florence Regional Airport Public Safety officer was shot and killed Sunday morning while making a traffic stop.  Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken identified the victim as Jackson Ryan Winkeler, 26, of Dillon. He was killed at approximately 6 a.m. on airport property, according to the coroner's news release.  SLED spokesman Tommy Crosby said James Edward Bell, 37, was taken into custody at a used car dealership on U.S. 52 in Effingham following a pursuit.

If you have an emergency, call 911.

The Lake City Police Department (LCPD) strives for continual quality improvement. Employees are sensitive to the needs of the public, and are sworn to adhere to the highest ethical standards of conduct.

Beginning the month of February, the Lake City Police Department and surrounding areas law enforcement agencies will participate in the

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Additional Services

The department also provides:

  • Check-Mate Program
  • Youth Programs
  • Security and Threat Assessments for Churches and Businesses

Thanks to the Community

The Chief of the Lake City Police Department would like to thank everyone at the LCPD for their efforts in ensuring the safety of our community.

Additional Information

For information or transactions, contact the Lake City Police Department at 843-374-5411.  If you would like to leave an anonymous tip, call (843)374-7226.