Senior Citizen Advisory Board

Please read below and let Ron or Dwight know if you are interested in serving your community.


To:       Members of City Council
From:   Ed Barfield, Recreation Director
Subj.:   Senior Citizen Advisory Board
Date:    April 24, 2014


Council members, I am seeking seven individuals to serve on a Senior Citizens Advisory Board.  These individuals should have a desire and interest in promoting recreation in our senior population, age 55 and over.  The Board will meet on the first Tuesday, monthly at 5:30 p.m. at Park Circle with Belinda Swindler, Senior Citizen Coordinator.  The board will discuss activities and programs as well as offer ideas and suggestions to enhance our current Senior Citizen program.  Please talk with individuals in your district that may be interested in serving on the Senior Citizen Advisory Board.  Please forward me via email, their name and contact information in order for me to move forward in establishing this board.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at (843) 822-1131.

Citizens Public Safety Academy

North Charleston announce dates of next Citizens Public Safety Academy


The City of North Charleston Police, Fire, Code Enforcement and Building Departments announce its second Citizens Public Safety Academy program. The program, which begins on May 14, 2014, is designed to bring awareness to the many aspects of public safety.

The Citizens Public Safety Academy is designed to foster better communication between citizens of North Charleston and public safety professionals. During the 11 week program citizens will get an inside look at what Police Officers, Firefighters, Code Enforcement Officers and Building Inspectors encounter on a daily basis. The Citizens Public Safety Academy will be held two times a year (February to April, and May to July).

Course Curriculum

                               Police (Emergency Response, Laws, Arrests, Search & Seizure and Use of Force

                               Fire (Emergency Response, Fire Fighting and Inspections

                               Code Enforcement (Health and Sanitation)

                               Building Department (Building Inspections, Permits and Property Maintenance)

To obtain an application or more information citizens can call (843) 740-2648 or visit .


Spencer Pryor

Office of Chief of Police| Public Relations

City of North Charleston

843-740-2548 |

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City of North Charleston Emergency Preparedness News #3

Greetings, Community Friends and Council!


I hope you are well and find the Community Preparedness Newsletter to be informative and worthwhile. I would like to take this relationship on preparedness to the next level and I hope you or a representative can assist me with this endeavor. First, I would like to register the City of North Charleston, along with each of you/representative, for “America’s PrepareAthon” being held on April 30th. Second, I would like to hold a Town Hall on preparedness:  “Where WE stand today as it relates to Preparedness”.  This will be on April 30th at 6:00 at City Hall. Please know that I am attempting to get ALL of our neighborhoods to be represented at this meeting, so if you know anyone interested in preparedness that is not included in this email, please invite them. I am asking that you RSVP me  through email  on who from your group will be attending. If you have a comment or a question please feel free to call me at (843) 822-1070


Please pass this information on to others including friends, family, civic associations, church members and others that you think need to be PREPARED! There is some important information in this e-brief that will hopefully assist you in the event we have a disaster.


Future Events:

-The State Emergency Management Division will be having their yearly Hurricane Drill during the week of June 2nd and the City will be participating during the “Recovery Day” that week.

-Lowe’s on Dorchester Rd. in conjunction with the Dorchester County EMD will be having their Hurricane Preparedness Expo on June 7th.

-Charleston County Emergency Management Division will be having an additional drill on June 19th that we/City will be participating in as well.


Be SAFE and get PREPARED, Butch