Sumter Today: The Sumter Police Department holds a COVID-safe Back to School Bash.


The Sumter Police Department usually holds their annual Back to School Bash before the school year starts as a way to interact positively with students and get them excited for the year. While the event is usually an in-person event, this year because of the pandemic they decided to cancel the event portion. Officers packed and delivered 500 backpacks to the city’s elementary schools, and we stopped by to learn more about the partnership between the school district and the police department.