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South Carolina traffic deaths pass 2014 totals with nearly three months left in year

...SCDOT."We believe that the loss of even one life on our highways is unacceptable," S.C. Department of Public Safety Director Leroy Smith said when the unit was formed. "We want every driver, every family in our state to take the pledge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-10-09/south-carolina-traffic
Better officer training among 50 recommendations for stemming domestic violence in SC

...operators. But it costs $700 per person, and many smaller agencies can't afford the school, said Department of Public Safety Director Leroy Smith."If they don't know the right questions to ask, the officer doesn't know what he's walking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-31/better-officer-training-among
Documents reveal names of Augusta University police chief candidates

...officials this month for the school's vacant public safety director position, according to documents obtained this...seeking to replace William McBride, the former public safety director and police chief who retired in June amid an internal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-11-04/documents-reveal-names-august
GRU public safety chief to retire amid investigation

...complaints against public officers" exempt them from disclosure.McBride was hired in September 1995 and has been public safety director since 2006. He remained in that position when the school, then named Georgia Health Sciences Uni versity, merged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-24/gru-public-safety-chief-retir
North Augusta officials talk body cameras after first week of use

...officers shall not erase, alter or duplicate recordings by the cameras without prior written approval from the public safety director."Securing public trust, increasing transparency and better protecting citizens and the officers who serve...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-09/north-augusta-official
GRU announces national search for police chief

...has been set for the search, the release said.The division was informed Wednesday that McBride, who has been public safety director since 2006, would retire June 30, the last day of the fiscal year. McBride has been on administrative leave...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-25/gru-announces-national-searc
Decision on new Harlem public safety chief expected soon

...was chief for 18 months, was the fifth Harlem public safety director since 2009, according to the Columbia County News-Times...That's partly why he also sought a fiscal-minded public safety director who could attract and retain quality employees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-21/decision-new-harlem-pu
New Grovetown chief says community involvement is "key" to handling city growth

...Three weeks into his new job as Grovetown's Public Safety director, Gary Jones is wasting little time putting policies...ears only," said Jones, who became the city's public safety director in late November after serving 18 months as Harlem's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-18/new-grovetown-chief-sa
Handcuffed DeKalb inmate shoots cop

...Thursday, on the steps leading to the building where DeKalb County Magistrate Court is held, DeKalb County Public Safety Director Cedric Alexander said. The detective was shot in the leg and wrist and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-03/handcuffed-dekalb-inmate-sho
Dashboard video shows South Carolina state trooper shooting unarmed driver in Columbia

...Well you dove head first back into your car" ? were captured by the camera.Groubert's boss, state Public Safety Director Leroy Smith, called the video "disturbing" and said "Groubert reacted to a perceived threat where there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-25/dashboard-video-shows-