Interim Chief Robert Miller
On March 1st, 2021 the Barnwell City Council extended the Mask Ordinance for an additional 60 days. The mask ordinance will remain in effect until May 1st, 2021. The council will revisit and discuss a further extension or actions regarding the mask ordinance prior to the end of the effective date.
***SCAM ALERT*** Recently residents have started to receive calls from "Customs and Border Protection" that advise a package has been seized in their name containing drugs and money and they need to "press one to speak with a CBP Agent". After pressing one, the "agent" will request gift cards for paying of fines to make the matter go away. No Federal agency will make a robo-call to a citizen to advise of charges, seized property, or criminal investigations against them. The Federal agency will send agents directly to meet a person. No Federal or State Law Enforcement Agency will request or demand pay by gift cards, prepaid cards, or crypto-currency (such as Bitcoin), especially over the phone.
The new Police Station was Dedicated on Monday, September 23, 2019. Thank you to the citizens of Barnwell and Barnwell County for passing the 1% Capital Sale tax referendum.