(Mount Pleasant, S.C.) – The South Carolina Port Authority Police Department provides a multitude of law enforcement services across the Union Pier Terminal, Columbus Street Terminal, Veterans Terminal, North Charleston Terminal, Wando Welch Terminal and the Hugh Leatherman Terminal in the Lowcountry portion of the state. Headquartered in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, the agency is comprised of 36 LE-1 Officers that make up the departments K-9 Unit and Patrol division as well as an 8 person command staff.
Until recently, the Ports Authority Police Department predominantly operated a mixed fleet comprised of Ford F-150s, Chevrolet Silverados and the Chevrolet Tahoe which is assigned to the agency’s K-9 unit. However, under new leadership the department recently evaluated current Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) options before selecting the Ford Utility as its next generation patrol vehicle. As part of its fleet renewal plan, the SC Port Authority Police Department unveiled a bold new graphics package with the acquisition of its first pursuit rated Ford. The fully reflective design includes a re-designed door shield, bold lettering and large stripe that will allow the agency’s cruisers to stand out amongst Ports Authority fleet vehicles. As part of the agency’s new fleet acquisition plan, the vehicle also features an enhanced emergency warning package which includes a full Whelen lighting package upfit by West Chatham in Lexington, South Carolina.
To learn more about the South Carolina State Port Authority Police Department visit the agency’s official website at http://www.scspa.com