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The Ridgeland Police Department Investigations unit is headed by Lieutenant Daniel Litchfield. The objective of the unit is the successful identification, apprehension and prosecution of criminal offenders.
It is the policy of the Ridgeland Police Department to conduct as complete a criminal investigation as possible, while taking into consideration the most effective use of the physical, financial, and manpower resources of the Investigations Division.
You can reach Lt. Litchfield at 843-726-7509.
The Ridgeland Police Department employs three officers for traffic enforcement. At least one officer is on patrol 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their duty is to provide safe travel on the streets of Ridgeland and on Interstate 95 by enforcing the compliance to the traffic rules and regulations by all drivers as well as lowering crime and increasing the quality of life. This portion of the department is headed by Sergeant Tim East.
The Uniformed Patrol is charged with the primary responsibility for all law enforcement activities within the community. The Patrol Division’s mission is to preserve the peace, protect life and property against the effects of criminal activity and to ensure the safety of the motoring public by enforcing all traffic laws 24-hours a day. The uniformed Police Officers are the most visible and readily identifiable representatives of the Town of Ridgeland Police Department. This portion of the department is headed by Lieutenant Joseph Ginn.
If you need assistance, please contact Victim’s Advocate Joanna Bailey. Office – 843-726-7530 or e-mail her at jbailey[at]ridgelandpd.com
The victim advocates respond to the needs of crime victims in an empowering and proactive manner, striving to inform victims of their rights under the law in order to facilitate informed participation in the criminal justice system.
Contact: Citizen’s Opposed To Domestic Assault (CODA)
Crisis Hotline: 1-800-868-2632
National Sites: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), Family Violence Prevention Fund, National Coalition for Domestic Abuse Awareness, Office on Violence Against Woman, Family Services
Contact: Jasper County Department of Social Services (DSS), United Way of The Low Country
Free Tax Services: vitalowcountry[at]yahoo.com
Contact: Hope Haven – Rape Crisis, 1-800-637-7273, Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA)
The Records Clerk is Joanna Bailey. She maintains all police reports and documents for the Department.
Police reports are available to the public, courts, and media as stipulated by the Freedom of Information Act.
The Records Clerk is able to provide copies of reports Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. If further information is needed you can call directly at 843-726-7530 or by email: jbailey[at]ridgelandpd.com