Welcome from the Chief
Welcome to the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety web site. This site is designed to provide a transparent view into the functions and services provided by our Public Safety agency. We hope this tool will keep the public informed regarding activities in the Orangeburg community that directly or indirectly relate to the department’s operations. We will provide crime trend information through our crime analysis and mapping function and crime prevention techniques through our crime prevention office.
See you at Safe Kids on Saturday September 06, 2014 at the Prince of Orange Mall
NOTICE OF NEW LAW
South Carolina is now the 49th state to ban texting while driving.
A statewide ban on writing, sending or reading a text while driving took effect Monday when Gov. Nikki Haley signed the law. It is among dozens of new laws the Republican governor has signed in the last week.
The ban supersedes various city and county ordinances on texting, creating consistency across the state.
Legislators have for years resisted telling people what they can and can't do behind the wheel. But they said the increasing number of local ordinances caused too much confusion.
The law still allows people to text if they are legally stopped or using a hands-free device. It also specifically permits using GPS navigation.A violation is not a crime. The maximum fine is $50