2016 South Carolina Senators and Example Letter

The following is an example letter, email, or message you can use when contacting your senator to ask for them to co-sponsor SC Bill S.1078, the Crisis Intervention Team Training Act.

To the honorable Senator SENATOR’S NAME,

My name is YOUR NAME from YOUR LOCATION, SC, and I am writing you in regards to the SC Bill S.1078, the Crisis Intervention Team Training Act, that was recently introduced to the senate by Senator Vincent Sheheen. This bill would require a mandate for all South Carolina law enforcement to take Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training as part of their education, as well as establish a council to help arrange grant funding for the program. CIT training teaches law enforcement how to better handle encounters with mentally ill individuals and people under the influence of drugs. CIT has been shown to greatly reduce violent interactions between police and mentally ill individuals, and helps provide favorable outcomes for both parties—often leading to the person with mental illness receiving needed treatment. CIT training has been a great success in the Greenville City Police Department, and should be used throughout the whole state.

Senator Robert W. Hayes has already agreed to co-sponsor this bill after its introduction. Please do help co-sponsor this bill as well in the senate so that we can provide needed training to our state’s law enforcement so that they can more wholly serve and protect our citizens; while also aiding mentally ill individuals who need appropriate treatment.

Sincerely,
YOUR NAME

Find your local senators below to contact.


2016 South Carolina Senators

Thomas C. Alexander
District 01 – Oconee & Pickens Counties
803-212-6220
SLCIComm@scsenate.gov

Larry A. Martin
District 02 – Pickens County
803-212-6610
SRulesComm@scsenate.gov

Kevin L. Bryant
District 03 – Anderson County
803-212-6320
KevinBryant@scsenate.gov

Trey Gowdy
District 04 – Greenville, Spartanburg, Laurens & Union Counties
864-241-0982
treygowdy@scsenate.gov

Tom Corbin
District 05 – Greenville & Spartanburg Counties
803-212-6100
TomCorbin@scsenate.gov

Michael L. Fair
District 06 – Greenville County
803-212-6420
MikeFair@scsenate.gov

Karl B. Allen
District 07 – Greenville County
803-212-6040
KarlAllen@scsenate.gov

Ross Turner
District 08 – Greenville County
803-212-6148
RossTurner@scsenate.gov

Danny Verdin, III
District 09 – Greenville & Laurens Counties
803-212-6230
SAgriComm@scsenate.gov

Floyd Nicholson
District 10 – Abbeville, Greenwood, McCormic & Saluda Counties
803-212-6040
FloydNicholson@scsenate.gov

Gleen G. Reese
District 11 – Spartanburg County
803-212-6108
GlennReese@scsenate.gov

Lee Bright
District 12 – Greenville & Spartanburg Counties
803-212-6008
LeeBright@scsenate.gov

Shane R. Martin
District 13 – Greenville, Spartanburg & Union Counties
803-212-6100
ShaneMartin@scsenate.gov

Harvey S. Peeler, Jr
District 14 – Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union & York Counties
803-212-6430
SMediComm@scsenate.gov

Chauncey K. Gregory
District 16 – Lancaster & York Counties
803-212-6024
GregGregory@scsenate.gov

Creighton B. Coleman
District 17 – Chester, Fairfield & York Counties
803-212-6132
CreightonColeman@scsenate.gov

Ronnie W. Cromer
District 18 – Lexington, Newberry & Union Counties
803-212-6330
RonnieCromer@scsenate.gov

John L. Scott, Jr
District 19 – Richland County
803-212-6124
JohnScott@scsenate.gov

John E. Courson
District 20 – Lexington & Richland Counties
803-212-6250
SEduComm@scsenate.gov

Darrell Jackson
District 21 – Richland County
803-212-6048
DarrellJackson@scsenate.gov

Joel Lourie
District 22 – Kershaw & Richland Counties
803-212-6116
JoelLourie@scsenate.gov

Katrina Frye Shealy
District 23 – Lexington County
803-212-6108
KatrinaShealy@scsenate.gov

Tom Young, Jr
District 24 – Aiken County
803-212-6000
TomYoung@scsenate.gov

Shane A. Massey
District 25 – Aiken, Edgefield, Lexington, McCormick & Saluda Counties
803-212-6148
ShaneMassey@scsenate.gov

Nikki G. Setzler
District 26 – Aiken, Calhoun, Lexington & Saluda Counties
803-212-6140
NikkiSetzler@scsenate.gov

Greg Hembree
District 28 – Dillon & Horry Counties
803-212-6016
GregHembree@scsenate.gov

Gerald Malloy
District 29 – Chesterfield, Darlington, Lee & Marlboro Counties
803-212-6172
GeraldMalloy@scsenate.gov

Kent M. Williams
District 30 – Dillon, Florence, Horry, Marion & Marlboro Counties
803-212-6000
KentWilliams@scsenate.gov

Hugh K. Leatherman, Sr
District 31 – Darlington & Florence Counties
803-212-6640
SFinComm@scsenate.gov

Ronnie A. Sabb
District 32 – Berkeley, Florence, Gorgetown, Horry & Williamsburg Counties
803-212-6032
RonnieSabb@scsenate.gov

Luke A. Rankin
District 33 – Horry County
803-212-6410
SethicsComm@scsenate.gov

Raymond E. Cleary, III
District 34 – Charleston, Georgetown & Horry Counties
803-212-6350
RayCleary@scsenate.gov

J. Thomas McElveen, III
District 35 – Kershaw, Lee, Richland & Sumter Counties
803-212-6132
ThomasMcElveen@scsenate.gov

Kevin L. Johnson
District 36 – Clarendon, Darlington, Florence & Sumter Counties
803-212-6048
KevinJohnson@scsenate.gov

Larry Grooms
District 37 – Berkeley & Charleston Counties
803-212-6400
STransComm@scsenate.gov

Sean Bennett
District 38 – Berkeley, Charleston & Dorchester Counties
803-212-6116
SeanBennett@scsenate.gov

John W. Matthews
District 39 – Berkeley, Calhoun, Colleton, Dorchester & Orangeburg Counties
803-212-6056
JohnMatthews@scsenate.gov

Bradley Hutto
District 40 – Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton & Orangeburg Counties
803-212-6140
BradHutto@scsenate.gov

Paul Thurmond
District 41 – Charleston & Dorchester Counties
803-212-6172
PaulThurmond@scsenate.gov

Marlon E. Kimpson
District 42 – Charleston & Dorchester Counties
803-212-6124
marlonkimpson@scsenate.gov

Chip Campsen, III
District 43 – Beaufort, Charleston & Colleton Counties
803-212-6340
ChipCampsen@scsenate.gov

Paul G. Campbell
District 44 – Berkeley, Charleston & Dorchester Counties
803-212-6016
PaulCampbell@scsenate.gov

Margie Bright Matthews
District 45 – Allendale, Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Hampton & Jasper Counties
803-212-6056
margiematthews@scsenate.gov

Tom Davis
District 46 – Beaufort & Jasper Counties
803-212-6008
TomDavis@scsenate.gov


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