Public Safety Division

7901 Farrow Road, Craft Farrow State Hospital, Bldg#17
Columbia, South Carolina 29203
Human Resources Phone: (803) 935-5470

DMH Public Safety Badge

Human Service Law Enforcement Since 1963

SCDMH’s Public Safety Division is a fully operational police department with statewide jurisdiction. It employs Class I Certified Officers and Security Officers, and also operates its own communication center, manned by dispatchers. The Division provides internal and external law enforcement and security for the Agency’s five inpatient facilities, and is also responsible for conducting investigations, participating in disaster response, transporting patients and clients, assisting employees, and supporting the Agency’s mental health centers. Public Safety operates under the direction of Chief Elizabeth Hall.

Public Safety employment vacancies are posted on the South Carolina Careers website The Division provides guidance for all applicants and candidates to ease any concerns related to employment with  Public Safety. Applicants may contact Public Safety’s Human Resource staff at (803) 935-5470 with any questions or needed guidance related to possible employment with the Division. 

Commendations or complaints may be sent to All complaints against the Division of Public Safety or its employees are investigated, including anonymous complaints. To make an anonymous complaint by phone, call (803) 935-5485.

Click on the video to learn more about the benefits of being a SCDMH Public Safety Officer.