Eastover, SC (WLTX) - With Sheriff Leon Lott, Richland County Police officers, and dozens of Eastover residents in attendance, Chief Kaynnera Capers cut the ribbon dedicating Eastover's first free-standing police department.
Seventy-seven year-old Florine Williams says she has lived in Eastover for 56 years.
"Eastover is a quiet town", says Williams.
From now on, it may be even quieter.
Chief Kaynnera Capers is excited to be working so closely with members of the community.
"The citizens can come in and feel apart, cause I want them to feel apart of this, because i feel apart of them." Said Capers.
The new Police Department will serve the town of Eastover as well as a stretch beyond the city limits. While the department only has two members on staff, Chief Capers feels security in the small town will not be an issue.
"Just having that visibility and that presence and deterred a lot of crime", said Capers.
Something Williams says makes her excited about the future of the town she's lived in for five decades.
"I'm very positive about what is going to happen now in Eastover, yeah, cause we've already got an excellent start".