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The mission of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety is to protect and serve the public with the highest standard of conduct and professionalism; to save lives through educating its citizens on highway safety and diligent enforcement of laws governing traffic, motor vehicles, and commercial carriers; and to ensure a safe, secure environment for the citizens of the state of South Carolina and its visitors.

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Recent News

SCDPS Reports Five Killed On South Carolina Roadways January 15, 2021, To January 17, 2021

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of five persons killed on South Carolina roadways during the weekend period beginning Friday, January 15, at 6:00 p.m.

SCDPS, SLED, City of Columbia PD, Richland Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Working Together to Ensure Public Safety on State House Grounds, Downtown

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety, State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), City of Columbia Police Department and Richland County Sheriff’s Department are working in collaboration to ensure the safety and