This is the official podcast of the Mount Pleasant Police Department in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. We invite you to our next community outreach program, The MPPD Podcast. Through conversations with department and community members we hope to provide information that will keep you safe from crime, improve your quality of life, and get to know the men and women of the Mount Pleasant Police Department.
Each episode will discuss different law enforcement topics that have an impact our community.
In this episode, Inspector Calabrese talks with Sergeant Postell and Officer Mayer with the traffic safety team. Statistically there are more traffic fatalities during the summer and we are working to prevent those tragedies during the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer. We also discuss Buckle up South Carolina, Golf Cart Laws, and the Alive at 25 program.
Buckle up SC // https://scdps.sc.gov/buckleupsc
SC DMV - Golf Carts // http://www.scdmvonline.com/Vehicle-Owners/Types-Of-Vehicles/Golf-Cart
SC Code of Laws - Golf Carts 56-2-105 // https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t56c002.php
Alive at 25 // https://scnsc.org/ddc/aliveat25
In this episode Inspector Calabrese talks with our Mental Health Clinician, Lindsey Schwenk, about Mental Health Awareness Month. They talk about what the role of a mental health clinician is for the department, what to do for self-care, and mental health resources. If you or anyone you know is struggling with mental health, there is help available and we want you to reach out to our community partners.
Psychology Today - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/29464
Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center - https://www.charlestondorchestermhc.org/ 843-414-2350
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 1-800-273-8255
In this episode Inspector Calabrese talks with Lieutenant Zeitner and PFC Mathewes of the Traffic Safety Bureau to discuss distracted driving and collisions around the Town of Mount Pleasant. Give yourself some extra travel time and put those phones down!
For more information on traffic safety please check out the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at https://www.nhtsa.gov/
Inspector Calabrese sat down with two of our 2020 annual award winners to talk about what day to day looks like in their positions and through the conversation you can get to know them a little better.
Rookie Officer of the Year - St. Claire Clinkscales full write up can be found on our Facebook page at:
Civilian of the Year - Tracy MacKellar's full write up can be found on our Facebook page at:
Inspector Calabrese and Senior Police Officer Gilliard discuss the life and legacy of Edmund Jenkins who was the town's first African American Police Officer. A plaque is dedicated to Mr. Jenkins in the lobby of the police department and a historical marker is at the Ocean Grove Cemetery where he is buried.
A link to the full write up can be found on the Town of Mount Pleasant's Website - https://www.tompsc.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2402
In this episode, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month, we speak with our Victim Advocate Ruth Tocco and our embedded mental health clinician Lindsey Schwenk, about the services they provide for victims of domestic violence and look at domestic violence from the law enforcement side.
In this episode LT Googe, Inspector Calabrese, and Senior Police Officer Martin discuss opioid awareness, substance abuse disorder, treatment, and community resources. Our guest are Nancy Shipman from Wake-Up Carolina, Caitlyn Kratz from the Charleston Center, Nate Lyles from Creighton’s House, and Sergeant Tony Winsted, program manager for the First Step Program. If you or anyone you know is struggling with substance abuse, there is help available and we want you to reach out to our community partners.
Wake Up Carolina & Creighton’s House - https://wakeupcarolina.org/- 843.620.1568
Charleston Center - https://cc.charlestoncounty.org/- 843.722.0100
First Step Program – Sergeant Tony Winstead – Twinstead@tompsc.com – 843.884.4176
In this episode LT Chip Googe, Inspector Don Calabrese, and Officer Bill Martin talk with our guests Lieutenant Jennifer Backman and Senior Victim Advocate Becky Tapia-Cooper about scams. They discuss common scams, how to prevent them, and what to do if you are a victim of a scam.
The Mount Pleasant Police Department invites you to our next community outreach program, The MPPD Podcast. Through conversations with department and community members we hope to provide information that will keep you safe from crime, improve your quality of life, and get to know the men and women of the Mount Pleasant Police Department.