(Edgefield, S.C.) – 8/13/2022 – The Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) of South Carolina is a portion of the state that SCPoliceCruisers hasn’t had the pleasure of visiting in quite some time. Home to Edgefield and McCormick Counties, this region has recently seen agencies in the area undergo major fleet renewals as departments seek to continue modernizing their fleets.
Our most recent visit takes us to Edgefield County, the Peach Capital of the World. Under the direction of first-term Sheriff Jody Rowland, the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office has undergone perhaps the most noticeable transition of any agency in the area. What was once an all Ford fleet of midnight blue cruisers has transitioned to an array of white vehicles ranging from the Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Tahoe, and Ford Utility, all sporting a newly designed green and gold graphics package. It goes without saying that the new appearance is certainly a striking one.
The fleet renewal is just one component of the agency’s modernization plan, which also included updated badges, patches, equipment, and uniforms – rounding out a total rebranding of the agency from the previous administration. This first batch of vehicles has been on the road now for roughly a year with another round of cruisers set to be delivered by year-end, thanks to the agency’s participation in the Enterprise Fleet Management Program. This program, which is becoming increasingly common amongst agencies across the Palmetto State, provides departments with a cost effective option to maintain a consistent fleet rotation. Now, fleet managers can simply turn-in vehicles with high mileage in exchange for something new, much like a lease.