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Pendleton Ends Service Contract With Anderson Co. Sheriff

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Residents are concerned about their safety after town officials did not renew a service contract with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. Residents are concerned about their safety after town officials did not renew a service contract with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. - Pendleton is like any other small town, except that it does not have its own police department.

Since 2007, the town has contracted with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office to provide full-time deputies. But that agreement expired April 1.

The town paid $300,000 in 2012-13 and in the current budget to have two patrol cars with five rotating deputies to respond to calls 24-hours a day in Pendleton.

However, officials no longer believe having contracted sheriff’s deputies is worth the cost.

“They were always having to shift people around to cover us and then there were some logistical issues with it,” said town administrator Steve Miller.

Miller told 7 On Your Side the sheriff’s office has done the best they can with the manpower they currently have. He also believes the town will be just as protected with routine patrol as it was under contract.

"I think if we saw a spike in crime and the sheriff was not able to cover us as effectively as he is now, I think we would go back and take a look at it."

The decision to end its law enforcement contract has many residents and business owners concerned about their safety.

Related:
Arrest Made For Two Armed Robberies In Pendleton


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Emily is a general assignment reporter covering Buncombe, Polk, Rutherford and Henderson Counties.
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