September 19, 2017


The Florence County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) conducted enforcement operations throughout Florence County during the month of August 2017. The Traffic Safety Unit is made up of 6 Deputies, three of whom are funded by a traffic safety grant that the Sheriff’s Office received in October of 2016. The primary function of the Traffic Safety Unit is to reduce the number of traffic collisions and fatalities experienced in Florence County. Members of the FCSO Traffic Safety Unit will focus their enforcement efforts on roadways that have a high number of collisions and traffic deaths. Team members will also be concentrating on the traffic violations that lead to traffic deaths such as Speeding, DUI, and Seatbelt violations. All members of the Traffic Safety Unit are certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Breath Test Operators, Speed Measurement Device Operators, and two members are certified Drug Recognition Experts. Members of the Traffic Safety Unit that are paid for by the Traffic Safety Grant have received specialized vehicles and equipment, and their salaries will be paid for by grant funds for the next three years. The Traffic Safety Unit also participates with the 12th Circuit LEN and will be planning checkpoints throughout Florence County during the month of September.

TSU Statistics for the month of August 2017 are as follows;

Traffic Violations
DUI: 19
Seatbelt: 100
Child Restraint Violations: 13
Speeding: 146
Driving Under Suspension: 47
Driving Without a License: 08
Uninsured Motorist: 12
Other Traffic Violations: 343
Total number of Traffic Citations: 688


Criminal Violations
Drug Arrests: 15
Fugitive Arrests: 4
Total Criminal Violations: 19
Collisions Investigated: 4
Safety Presentations: 1
raffic Safety Checkpoints: 1
Traffic Safety Unit Total Contacts: 711

If you have any questions regarding traffic safety or if your organization or group would like to host a Safety Presentation by the FCSO Traffic Safety Unit, please contact Lt. A.B. Fox at (843)665-2121, ext. 302.

Major Michael M. Nunn
General Counsel/P.I.O.