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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 Twelve Killed On South Carolina Roadways September 16 To September 18, 2022

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of 12 people killed on South Carolina roadways during the weekend beginning Friday, September 16, at 6:00 p.m.

SCDPS Announces New Commander For Highway Patrol Telecommunications Unit

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has named a new commander of the South Carolina Highway Patrol Telecommunications Unit.