City of Aiken Department of Public Safety

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

Department of Public Safety Reports

Aiken Department of Public Safety provides an array of services. If you need information about an incident you were involved in, it is important to know what type of report you need to request. Here is a list of descriptions of the three main type of reports that are completed.

Incident (Police) Reports

Incident Reports are completed anytime a crime occurs or an individual is arrested within the City Limits of Aiken. They are also completed for situations, though not criminal in nature that may need to be documented. Examples of this include child custody disputes, Trespass Notices being issued and civil matters. Incident Reports can only be picked up by coming to Aiken Department of Public Safety’s Headquarters Building at 834 Beaufort Street, NE Monday-Friday 8 am-5pm. If you are listed in the report, one will be provided to you at no cost. If you are not listed in the report, the cost is $4 per report. Reports must be paid for in cash.

Fire Reports

Fire Reports are completed any time Public Safety responds to a fire, fire alarm, or medical call. Fire Reports can only be picked up by coming to Aiken Department of Public Safety’s Headquarters Building at 834 Beaufort Street, NE Monday-Friday 8 am-5pm. If you are listed in the report, one will be provided to you at no cost. If you are not listed in the report, the cost is $2 per report. Reports must be paid for in cash.

Collision (Traffic Accident) Reports

Collision Reports are completed by Public Safety Officers after responding to a collision that occurred within the City Limits of Aiken. Public Safety can only compete a collision report if they respond to the collision at the time it occurred and the vehicle(s) are in roughly the same position as when the accident occurred. Collision Reports can be picked up by coming to Aiken Department of Public Safety’s Headquarters Building at 834 Beaufort Street, NE Monday-Friday 8 am-5pm. If you are listed in the report, one will be provided to you at no cost. If you are not listed in the report, the cost is $4 per report. Reports must be paid for in cash.

Collision Reports may also be obtained online by visiting https://edoc.cityofaikensc.gov/Forms/AccidentReportRequest

Monthly Department Reports

Each month, Aiken Department of Public Safety submits a summary report of its activities to Aiken City Council for review. Those monthly reports can be viewed online by visiting https://edoc.cityofaikensc.gov/WebLink/Browse.aspx?id=6818&dbid=0&repo=City-of-Aiken-LF

Annual Report

The Annual Report is completed each year and highlights the projects and activities competed by Aiken Public Safety in the prior Fiscal Year. The annual report describes how Public Safety is managing the money budgeted to provide services to the citizens of Aiken.

To review the current and past Annual reports, click here: New Submission (cityofaikensc.gov

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.