Hemingway Police Department looking to fill two vacant positions

January 3, 2019

HEMINGWAY, S.C. – The Hemingway Town Council has asked administrator Joe Lee to work with Williamsburg County Sheriff Stephen R. Gardner on an agreement to allow a deputy to patrol the town limits.

The council discussed a potential agreement during an emergency meeting Wednesday morning.

The deputy would cover the Hemingway town limits during times when he or she is not working for the sheriff’s office.

“We only have two officers now,” said Hemingway Mayor Grady Richardson. “We had three, and one abruptly resigned his position before Christmas. And that left us in a bind.”

Chief H. Brian Todd and one other officer currently work at the Hemingway Police Department. Richardson said they both work tirelessly and are to be commended for what they do.

“We’ve got to get them some relief so they don’t have to work 12 hours every day,” Richardson said.

The town has two positions open for police officers. Richardson said certified officers are preferred so they can be immediately put to work.

“Our salary and benefits are pretty much in line with surrounding agencies,” Richardson said.

If an agreement is formed with the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office, it is unclear how long it will be in effect.

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