The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office has created a plan to separate your entire county into two districts, the North District and South District.
The sheriff’s workplace stated in a information launch the brand new district plan will permit for Berkeley County deputies to raised serve the 1,231 sq. mile county with sooner response occasions. The rezoning comes because the sheriff’s workplace studies a rise in name quantity in sure areas on account of inhabitants development over the past decade.
Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis stated BCSO has been engaged on this plan for 3 years and that it’s a much-needed improve from the earlier zoning, which had deputies break up into six zones.
“We studied the quantity of calls to service and positioned deputies strategically in these places,” Lewis stated. “Merely put, this new system modifications the way in which we police. We’re lowering response occasions and growing companies.”
Beneath the North and South sections can be sub-sectors. All deputies may have new schedules and can be stationed in at any one of many 5 substations: Cross, Alvin, Cainhoy/Huger, Cane Bay and Pink Financial institution Street in Goose Creek, which can open quickly.
Lewis has been working with Berkeley County Council to deal with this plan and was ready to take action by allocating eight new deputies a yr for 3 years. New deputies had been positioned strategically across the lake, the place name volumes have elevated.
“Because of the help from county council and Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb, we had been capable of implement this new plan and permit our workforce to proceed to serve the general public effectively and successfully,” Lewis stated.