C - Community
O - Outreach
P - Policing
S - Services
Community Outreach Policing Services
The mission of the Community Outreach Policing Services Team (C.O.P.S.) is to form partnerships with various business, church, charity, civic groups, and communities throughout Cayce. To use these partnerships to focus on crime prevention, citizen education, community involvement and meeting the needs of people in distress along with improving the quality of life for our citizens.
To accomplish this mission our C.O.P.S. unit focuses on interacting and collaborating with the organizations, local leaders, and the community to establish positive community relations. Officers attend crime watch, neighborhood, religious, non-profit, and other organization meetings. They contact businesses and citizens to conduct security surveys and address public safety concerns. And they participate in public relation events to maintain a cooperative and positive relationship between the department, city agencies, and community.
My name is Danielle McCord and I am the Lieutenant over the Community Services Division. My career began in 2001 with the City of Cayce. Over the course of my career I have been afforded many opportunities to work in different areas of the department to include Victim Services, the Patrol Division, the Investigative Division, School Resource Officer, and the Community Services Division. I am committed to serving this city and I look forward to the future growth of Cayce.
Sergeant West attended Midlands Technical College pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice before starting his career in law enforcement in 2006 at the South Carolina Department of Corrections. In 2007, he began his tenure at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and graduated from SCCJA in the fall of 2008. During his 8 years of service at the Sheriff’s Department, he was a part of the Honor Guard. He worked in the warrant division and patrol division. Before leaving the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Sergeant West was awarded Deputy of the Quarter in 2008 and again in 2012. He was nominated for Deputy of the Year, promoted to Master Deputy and was a field training officer before moving to the Cayce Police Department in 2017. Where he became heavily involved in recruitment for new employees of the department. Sergeant West is active with various community events, where he not only keeps the people safe but serves as a liaison between the department and the residents of our community. In October of 2017, Sergeant West was presented with the Law Enforcement of the Month award by the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce. While working as the Resource Officer at Cayce Elementary in 2018, he was awarded the prestigious honor of School Resource/Community Services Officer of the Year by Cayce Police Department. Sergeant West was a recipient of the Cayce S.O.A.R. award (which recognizes staff members who go above and beyond) for his continuing dedication to our students, staff, and their families. Sergeant West was also nominated for Employee of the year 2019 & 2020 for the City of Cayce for fostering relationships between police officers and community members. Sergeant West is currently assigned to the Community Services Unit where he is highly involved in helping to make his community of Cayce, a safer environment for all by working closely with the citizens and addressing any concerns they may have.