City of Conway Police Department Newsletter
Winter 2017
Chief Gosnell Retires
Chief Reginald Gosnell retired from the Conway Police Department on December 31, 2017, with a reception being held on December 21st at the Public Safety Building . Chief Gosnell was presented plaques of appreciation from the Whittemore Newsletter by Mr. Edward McQueen and Mrs. Genar Faulk for his committement and dedication to the Conway community, and Mr. Tony McLeod and Corporal Cassandra Spain for his committement to the Agency's Outreach Basketball League. In addition to agency personal, City Department heads, a number of local law enforcement representatives attended this reception. To access an article written by the Whittemore Newsletter and additional reception pictures, please click below.













A Christmas to
Remember

On December 2nd the Conway Police and Fire Departments had an experience of a lifetime, co-hosting a "Christmas to Remember" shopping extravaganza for 20 elementary school children selected from the Conway Community. Each child was provided with $150.00 to spend on anything they wish at the local Walmart . Not to be overlooked, the younger siblings of each shopper were also provided with a toy, due to an exceptional outpouring of support from the community. Following the shopping trip, the children were taken back to the Public Safety Building where they were greeted by Santa Claus, and provided with a wonderful lunch...courtesy of Christ Community Church. Anyone with questions about or wishing to make a donation to support future Christmas to Remember Programs, may contact Captain Tammy Carter or Detective Tyres Nesmith at 843-248-1790.
Buddy Card Pizza Party
In an effort to build and foster relations with the youth of the community, the Conway Police Department has implemented a new outreach...the Buddy Card Program. This Program encourages officers to get to engage and get to know the youth that live in the officer's patrol areas. The programs encourages officers to get out of their vehicles and have "an out of the car experience" with our local youth and provide them with a Buddy Card. After the Buddy Cards are distributed the youth are encouraged to seek out additional officers and have them to sign their Buddy Card. Once eight (8) different officer signature's are obtained, the cards are then turned in to the Police Department, where they are rewarded with a gift and invited to participate in a pizza and swim party.

The Department hosted its first Buddy Card pizza and swim party on November 16th with 15 children along with several of their parents. The Conway Recreation Center hosted the children for an hour of swimming, followed by a pizza party at the Public Safety Building. Several of the parents made very favorable comments about the program and its potential in building trust and understanding with the community's youth.

Anyone with questions or desires more information on the Buddy Card Program may contact Sergeant Darren Alston or Corporal Cassandra Spain at 843-248-1790.
Crime Watch Christmas Party
On Monday, December 4th, the Department hosted its 6th Annual Crime Prevention Holiday Party at the Conway Senior Citizens Center. Over eight members attended the annual dinner and brought the favorite covered dish or dessert. Following the dinner, attendees were treated to entertainment (courtesy of Sergeant Darren Alston) followed by a drawing for gifts. Members from the two newest crime watch groups from St. John's Ridge and Parkhill/Colony Area were officially welcomed at the Christmas Dinner.
Anyone requesting information on joining or organizing a crime watch may contact Sergeant Darren Alston at 843-248-1790.

Remember..."If you see something, Say something".
Outreach Christmas 2017
The 5th Annual Community Outreach Christmas Celebration for children living in the Conway Housing Authority (CHA) Properties was again a great success. The City of Conway Police Department and the CHA again partnered to host Christmas Celebrations at Darden Terrace on December 20th and at Huckabee Height on December 22th. The festivities including having the children create Christmas crafts and a lunch provided by Firehouse Subs. Following lunch the children were treated to a movie (Elf) and popcorn. Each child received a bag of goodies and a gift to take home . To read an article written by Whittemore Newsletter or to see photos click the link below.

Conway's Most Wanted

If you see any of these people, do not apprehend! Call the Conway Police Department at 843-248-1790. All information will be kept confidential.
The Conway Police Department graduated its 3rd Citizen's Police Academy class on November 16, 2017. Graduates include: Barbara Alston, Ivory Williamson, James Hicks, Marcus Clore, Mike Lichatz, Edward McQueen, John Hartwright , James Barnhart and Joey O ' Connor . To date, 40 local citizens have completed the 8-week academy. the 2-hour weekly sessions introduce citizens to a variety of police topics including: Police K9, active shoooters, law enforcements role, firearms training and use of a firearms simulator, agency policy and procedures. In addition, all cadets are required to ride a minimum of 15-hours with a veteran officer to successfully graduate.
Anyone with questions about the CPA, or interested in participating may contact Sergeant Jonathan McAllister at 843-248-1790.
Conway High School
Community Service Project
Eleven Conway High School Students, who were recognized for their leadership abilities. To that end, the students received leadership training with and emphasis on the responsibilities of being in placed in a position of leadership. position. Wanting to make a positive difference in their community, the student leaders chose two community service projects to leave to leave a legacy...organizing the following projects: 1) A canned food drive in partnership with the Salvation Army to feed the hungry of our community and; 2). A teddy bear drive to collect stuffed toys to provide comfort and stress relief for children who may find themselves in a traumatic situation (e.g. sexual or domestic abuse, lost or abducted, injury, death or arrest of a family member) in partnership with the Conway Police Department. The students collected and donated 250 teddy bears to member of the CPD pictured above. The student leaders are to be commended for their leadership projects and for their commitment to make a difference in their community.

Article written by Rosemary Gray @Conway High school
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