Uniform Patrol Division
The Uniform Patrol Division responds to but is not limited to, complaints from the citizens of and visitors to the City of Hardeeville. When not responding to calls, officers patrol the business and residential areas of the city, deter and detect criminal activity, and enforce all traffic law violations providing coverage 24 hours per day.
The Hardeeville Police Department K-9 Division consists of two police dog working teams who are certified in narcotics detection, tracking, and article recovery. K9 Marcha is a Belgian Malinois trained in narcotics detection and has been with the department since 2014.
K9 Bali is a German shepherd trained in narcotic detection, tracking, and article recovery. He has been with the department since 2019
Special Services Division
The Special Services Division entails multiple job functions such as code enforcement and animal control.
The Special Services officer investigates municipal code and land management ordinance violations received from the city staff as well as the public. These investigations are based upon field inspections and in the case where a summons is issued based on the violation; the cases are prosecuted in the municipal court. The Special Services officer strives to educate the public regarding city ordinances and will work with the public for voluntary compliance. The Special Services officer also responds to animal control complaints received from city staff as well as the public.
School Resource Officer (SRO) Division
The School Resource Officer (SRO) provides law enforcement and police services to the Hardeeville public schools and Royal Live Oaks Academy of the Arts and Sciences. These duties include the investigation of criminal incidents per police department policies and procedures. The SRO is highly visible in the school community and maintains a close partnership with school administrators.
In the Investigation Division, investigators conduct follow up investigations of reports of criminal activity and initiate preliminary investigations. Investigators are sworn personnel trained as Investigators and/or evidence technicians. Primary responsibilities are to gather and review all available evidence in a case, analyze solvability factors, develop probable cause to arrest a subject, and present the case in court.
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Division
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is a component within the U.S. Department of Justice dedicated to community policing. The COPS Division works collaboratively with the community to address citizen's issues and concerns.
Learn more about the Training Division.
The Records Division specialist is tasked with collecting and maintaining all police reports and documents for the Police Department. The records specialist also disseminates reports to the general public and media centers, per the Freedom of Information Act.
Victim Advocate Division
The Victim Advocate Division is responsible for offering victims information, emotional support, help to find resources, and filling out paperwork. The victim advocate may also accompany victims during court proceedings.