TRPD promotes two new supervisors.
Recently the TRPD promoted two of our officers to supervisory ranks. James Paris was promoted to Corporal and Brad Edwards to Sergeant.
Corporal Paris joined the TRPD as a dispatcher in 2013. In early 2015 he transitioned to our patrol division and he completed the SC Criminal Justice Academy's Basic Law Enforcement training.
Sergeant Edwards came to the TRPD in March of 2016, after over 16 years at the Inman Police Department, where he also served as a sergeant.
Please join us in congratulating these two prominent examples of the TRPD's motto, "Honor, Integrity, and Respect."
Local businesses refuse to sell alcohol to minors.
We would like to express public gratitude to several local retailers for their efforts in reducing underage drinking in Travelers Rest. As a member agency of the Greenville County Alcohol Enforcement Team, Officer Jennifer Stuber sent an undercover operative into several retail establishments on January 9 to attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages. To sell to this person would have been a violation of law as this person is underage.
We are happy to report that 12 businesses out of 12 checked the operative’s ID and refused to complete the sale. These businesses are Rite Aid, Molinas, CVS, Walgreens, Dollar General, Shortfields, Rest Stop, Willis #2, Willis ABC Store, Spinx, Bi-Lo, and Mojo's.
Please congratulate these businesses in their diligence in ensuring that our youth do not have easy access to alcohol in Travelers Rest.