Lee Foster
550 Wilson Road Newberry, SC 29108

The Uniform Patrol Division is the most visible portion of the Newberry County Sheriff's Office and serves approximately 37,000 residents and a multitude of visitors. These deputies protect and serve 24 hours a day, seven days a week providing emergency and non-emergency service, as well as general law enforcement.  Deputies patrol roads within the county to provide a visible presence to discourage crime along with enforcing traffic laws.  Deputies serve as law enforcement for the towns of Pomaria, Little Mountain, and Silverstreet. Deputies also assist the Police Departments of Newberry, Prosperity, and Whitmire when needed.

This division of 20 sworn deputies is divided into four shifts patrolling 647 square miles of the county.  Each 12-hour shift is supervised by a Lieutenant and Sergeant with additional deputies.  To provide effective service, the county is divided into four patrol zones with a deputy being assigned to each zone. The Lieutenant evaluates calls for service and ensures they are answered as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Deputies handle a diverse range of calls from noise complaints to homicides. For this reason, deputies must be well rounded and have an in-depth knowledge of the law.

The Uniform Patrol Division provides continuous available units to:

  • Answer calls for emergency and non-emergency service.
  • Respond to crimes in progress calls.
  • Answer general question and complaint calls.
  • Detect, identify, apprehend, and process persons involved in criminal activity.
  • Patrol communities, neighborhoods and businesses.
  • Conduct property checks for residences and businesses.
  • Conduct follow-up investigations on incidents not assigned to the Investigations Division.
  • Enforce traffic laws.
  • Ensure the safe movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
  • Assist S.C. Highway Patrol on vehicle collisions.
  • Assist other Emergency Services ( Fire, EMS ) with traffic control.
  • Recover and return lost or stolen property.
  • Serve arrest warrants.
  • Reduce both immediate and potential hazards to the community.

For more information about the patrol division, contact Captain Garrett Lominack at glominack@ncso.sc.gov or call the Newberry County Sheriff's Office (803) 321-2211.