City of Aiken Department of Public Safety

834 Beaufort St NE • Aiken, SC 29801 • 803-642-7620

Welcome to the City of Aiken Department of Public Safety

“The Aiken Department of Public Safety’s Mission is to maintain excellence in service through respect, professionalism, and transparency, in order to create and maintain dependable programs and strategies that foster our community partnerships, ensuring the City of Aiken is a secure place to live, work or visit.”

The Department of Public Safety provides police and fire protection to residents within the Aiken City limits and works cooperatively with other agencies to provide services beyond the city limits.

The department staffs and maintains a Public Safety Answering Point ( PSAP)/911 communications system and responds accordingly to calls for assistance. Public Safety officers are trained to provide law enforcement, fire suppression, and emergency medical aid as first responders. In addition, the department works cooperatively with local and federal agencies to ensure large-scale emergency preparedness.

City of Aiken Public Safety officers enforce traffic law, perform routine preventative patrols, and respond to fires and crimes in progress. After initial contact by uniformed officers, investigators respond and/or follow up on reported crimes against persons or property and assist victims and witnesses.

Outreach programs and activities are conducted year-round to strengthen community relations and educate the public on crime and fire prevention.

School resource officers participate in school-based activities designed to prevent juvenile criminal activity and inform youth on the role of law enforcement in the community. In addition, the department maintains street signs, pavement markings, & traffic signals and conducts traffic engineering projects.

The department consists of four divisions: Administration & Support Services, Community Services, Investigations & Victim Services, and Patrol/Fire.