This award, presented by the Municipal Association of South Carolina July 29, was shared with Orangeburg in the “public safety” category.
Cheraw received credit for the renovations on the police department offices, which more than doubled the amount of space available to officers. During the last eight months, the building's additions have created an evidence locker, interrogation room, more storage space, a communication center and a larger lobby.
“I'm real pleased that we were chosen for this award,” Ingram said. “A lot of tough decisions were made for the expansion to become a reality.”
The town of Cheraw can also be proud to say that it is home to South Carolina's only two-lane indoor shooting range.
“A lot of people deserve to be commended for their work on this project,” Ingram said. “The town council, administration, Chief (J.A.) Graves, and Officer Brooks all worked very hard. I'm glad that we were able to have this built without a tax increase or having to borrow from anywhere.”
Eight other communities from a total of 26 participants also received awards during the ceremony held at Hilton Head Island. Cheraw also won awards in 1990, 1992 and 2003.
The Municipal Achievement Awards were created in order to recognize local governments that created innovative ways to serve their communities.
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