City of Conway Police Department Newsletter
Fall 2017
Camp Great 2017

Camp GREAT hosted by the Conway Police Department held its 11th consecutive session at Conway Middle School. The 8-week began on June 12th and continued thru to August 4th.  Camp activities included: arts and crafts, daily instruction on personal responsibility, decision-making and Gang Resistance and Education Training (GREAT). Campers were also treated to a weekly field trip to a number of local and regional attractions, including the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge, where the camper not only had an opportunity to see some of our local wildlife, but learn about their habitat and responsible steps all of us can take to protect our environment.  This year Camp GREAT  partnership with Christ Community Church to offer a (4) four day Vacation Bible School for all of our campers. The Camp is tailored to children ages 6-13 and this year's Camp had a daily attendance of 75 children. 

If you would like to receive additional information on the 2018 Camp GREAT or would like to sign on as a sponsor, please contact Camp Coordinator Corporal Cassandra Spain at 843-488-7668.

National Night Out
National Night Out is an annual community outreach event that promotes police-community partnerships and fosters community awareness to make our neighborhoods safer, more vibrant and caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. National Night Out is a sponsored each year on the first Tuesday of August nation wide. This year's event was held August 1st  at Homewood Elementary School. The years event was co-hosted by the Horry County Sheriff Department and the City of Conway Police Department. Other agencies participating this year included DNR, SCHP and HCPD.The two hour event welcomed over 400 city and county residents; offering a number of crime prevention tips, handouts and displays. Attendees were also treated to a meal of hot dogs, B-B-Q popcorn, home fries, along with popcorn and snow cones for both the young and young at heart. 
Buddy Card Program
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 the officers to get to know the youth that live in the areas that the officers patrol. With an emphasis on getting the officers out of the car and into the community. After the Buddy Cards are distributed the youth are encouraged to seek out additional officers to have then sign their Buddy Card. Once eight (8) different officer signature's are obtained, the cards are turned in to the Police Department, where the child is presented with a book bag that is loaded with treats and coupons and a picture of the child with the on-duty officer is then taken The child is then registered to participate in a pizza and swimming party at the Conway Recreation Center. The child is also encourage to obtain another Buddy Card and start the process all over again with eight (8) different officers. The first pizza and pool party is scheduled for Saturday, November 4th from 11 am -1 pm at the the Conway Recreation Center .
Coffee with a Cop at Rivertown Roasters
Coffee with a Cop
This event Coffee with a Cop is a simple concept. Police officers and community members come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and most of to enjoy a good cup of coffee. Coffee with a Cop is a national movement that aims to build trust between community members and police officers, one cup of coffee at a time. one of the keys to Coffee with Cop's success is that it removes physical barriers that routinely exist between police officers and community members, allowing for the relaxed, one-on-one interactions which are the necessary foundation of partnerships. The informal contact in a friendly atmosphere increases trust between police officers and the members of out community which is critical to public safety and problem solving .
Coffee with a Cop at Dunkin Donuts
Made up Mind
For more information on the Whittemore Community Magazine click here.
The City of Conway Police Department partnered with the Whittemore Magazine Hour of Power to sponsor a youth in the "Made up Mind" Program for the summer. This dream came true this year with 81 contributors who had a "Made up MInd" to help ensure that twenty nine (29) youth were employed during a 7 week period from June 12 to July 28. Javari Phillips was the youth that was sponsored by the Conway Police Department. Javari had the pleasure of working with the police officers at Camp GREAT.
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 3 rd Session of the Conway Citizens Police Academy began September 14 th and will run continue through November 2nd, 2017. The classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm.

In addition, Academy participants must complete at a minimum 15- hours of ride-along and interactions with members of the department. Students are required to arrange these sessions at their convenience, in advance with CPA Director Sergeant Johnathan McAllister.

The Citizens Police Academy is designed to give the community and better understanding and appreciation of what law enforcement officers do and the decisions they are required to make, often stressful and difficult conditions. CPA requirements include:

·        Must be at least 21 years old.
·        Residents of the city of Conway will receive first preference.
·        Undergo a background investigation and a criminal history check.
·        Complete a minimum of 15 hours of ride-along/work-along time.

Applicants must attend at least seven of the eight meetings to graduate

For more information contact
Sgt. Johnathan Mc Allister at 843-248-1790

Upcoming Events

Crime Watch Christmas Party
December 4, 2017
6:30-8:00 pm
Senior Citizen Center
1519 Millpond Road
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