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Town of Ridgeland, SC
Police Department

One Town Square
P.O. Box 1719
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Emergency:
911

Office Phone:
(843) 726-7530

After Hours Phone:
(843) 726-7519


 
Our Mission:

The mission of the Ridgeland Police Department is to work in a true partnership with the citizens of Ridgeland to enhance the quality of life in our Town by raising the level of public safety through law enforcement, to reduce the fear, and incidence of crime.


In accomplishing the goals: Service will be our commitment, honor and integrity, our mandate.





October Topic: 

 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

 

  Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect battered women’s advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children.

 

      According to the Violence Policy Center’s annual report, South Carolina leads the nation in the rate of women killed by men, up from No. 2 the previous year. The state’s rate of 2.54 women killed per 100,000 people in 2011 was more than twice the national average. 

      Between January 1st and October 1st of this year the Ridgeland Police Department has responded to 84 domestic violence calls resulting in 40 criminal cases while the Jasper County Sheriff's Office has responded to 272 domestic violence calls resulting in 127 criminal cases.

        CODA, (Citizens Opposed to Domestic Violence), provides a twenty-four hour crisis line and emergency shelter for victims of intimate partner violence and their children. Court accompaniement, adult and children's counseling and case management are available to both shelter residents and victims living in the community.  As you can imagine, sheltering hundreds of families is a huge task and CODA is always happy to have assistance with donations to their program.  Due to lack of storage they cannot accept used clothing, however, their clients area able to shop at Goodwill Industries and the Salvation Army at no charge.  Further, The Bargain Box, St. Francis Thrift and Calhoun Station provide support to CODA through grants so any used clothing donations to those organizations still goes to help CODA assist victims of domestic violence.  The following lise includes examples of some of CODA's most needed items. You may also call them at 843-770-1070 if you have something you think they may be able to use which is not on the list.                                    

CLIENT NEEDS:


1. Clothing (New)
• Socks
• Sports Bras - all Sizes
• Large Tee Shirts
• Cotton Knit Shorts
• Slippers


2. Baby Supplies (New)
• Baby bottles
• Baby wipes
• Onesies - all sizes especially small
• Binkies
• Baby monitors – don’t have to be new, but must work
• Umbrella strollers – don’t have to be new
• Car Seats – don’t have to be new


3. Children’s Needs (New)
• Welcome Gift Bags for girls and boys of varying ages
• Small Books
• Small Coloring books
• Crayons
• Lip Balm or Gloss
• Small Car or Truck
• Fancy Pen
• Diaries

• Puzzles
• Jewelry
• Action Figures
• Hair clips and elastic bands
• Underwear – All Sizes
• Pajamas – All Sizes
• Socks – All Sizes
• Use Your Imagination!


4. Sundries (New)
• Individual Welcome Bags with Toiletries
• Sanitary Napkins and Tampons
• Nail Polish Remover
• Ethnic Hair Products
• Nail Clippers
• Emory Boards
• Unopened full sized toiletries


5. Miscellaneous (Do not have to be new)
• Umbrellas
• Suitcases, Duffel bags
• Video tapes
• Bicycles
• Bicycle Helmets

• Trac Phones with Minutes
• Composition books
• Gift Cards
• Gas Cards
• Space Heaters


SHELTER OUTFITTING AND CLEANING
:


1. Linens (New)
• Fleece Twin Blankets
• White Twin Flat and Fitted Sheets
• White Towels (Bath, Hand &W. cloths)

 

2.Cleaning Supplies
• Laundry Detergent HE Powder
• Greased Lightening
• Cook Top Cleaning Cream
• Soft Scrub
• Stainless Appliance Cleaner
• Clorox Clean-up (or Store Brand) - Large
• Rug Cleaner - Woolite/Spot Shot
• Clorox (or store brand) Bleach
• Ajax or Comet
• Murphy’s Oil
• Pledge Furniture Polish
• Febreze
• Clorox (or store brand) Wipes
• Disinfectant Spray (Lysol or store brand)
• Fabric Softner Sheets
• Toilet Bowl Cleaner
• Glass Cleaner
• Swiffer Duster Refills

• Dish Towels
• Dish Cloths
• Scotch-brite Scrubbing Sponges


3. Paper Products
• Tall Kit. Trash Bags (Prefer Glad Flex)
• Bathroom Trash Bags
• Zip-Lock Bags (Snacks Quarts & Gallons)
• Room Deodorizer
• Napkins
• Medium Plastic Cups
• Silverware plastic/metal
• Paper Towels
• Toilet Paper

 

FOOD (Please check expiration dates):

 

1. Drinks and Snacks
• Coffee
• Tea
• Iced Tea Mix
• Lemon Aid Mix
• Canned/Boxed 100% Fruit Juice
• Fruit Roll Ups
• Peanut Butter Pretzels
• Popcorn
• Individually Packaged Cookies and Crackers


2. Canned Goods
• Tuna Fish
• Chicken

Baked Beans
• Spaghetti O’s/Ravioli
• Canned Fruit
• Spaghetti Sauces
• Peas
• Corn
• String Beans
• Peanut Butter
• Jelly


3. Condiments
• Sugar - 5 LB Bags
• Mayonnaise – Family Size
• Ranch Dressing – Family Size
• Barbecue Sauce
• Individual Salt and Pepper Shakers


4. Grains
• Spaghetti
• Flour
• Rice
• Cereal (10 grams sugar per serving or less)


MEDICINE CABINET (Please check expiration dates):


• Peroxide
• Alcohol
• Witch Hazel
• Neosporin
• Band Aids
• Benadryl – Children’s and Adult’s
• Claritin
• Pepto Bismol Tablets
• Kaopectate
• Tylenol - children and adults
• Immodium AD – Children’s and Adult’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ridgeland Police Department, One Town Square, PO Box 1719, Ridgeland, SC 29936 | Phone (843) 726-7530

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