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Highway Safety Grant


Since October of 2011the Summerville Police Department was awarded a Highway Safety Grant.  Since that time PFC A. Gantt and PFC R. Blajszczak have been assigned as the two grant officers.  The main focus of the grant is to enforce the usage of safety belts, child restraint devices and other traffic related violations.  The grant also helps to educate the general public as to the impact of impaired and drugged driving as well as aggressively enforcing the States DUI law.


PFC A. Gantt and R. Blajszczak have participated in many presentations in the community of Summerville and its schools.  If you would like for PFC A. Gantt or R. Blajszczak to provide a presentation at your school, business, church, or Home Owners Association, please free to contact at them at the following email addresses PFC A. Gantt- agantt@summervillesc.gov or PFC R. Blajszczak- rblajszczak@summervillesc.gov and you can contact the Summerville Police Department.



Pfc. Antonio Gantt


PFC A. Gantt has been employed with the Summerville Police Department since February of 2008.  In his time with the Summerville Police Department PFC A. Gantt worked in the Patrol Division for three years.  PFC A. Gantt was transferred to the Summerville Police Department Traffic Division in April of 2011.  PFC A. Gantt was chosen for the Highway Safety Grant in October of 2011.

 In PFC A. Gantt’s time with the Summerville Police Department Traffic Division, he has attended numerous schools and has been awarded numerous certifications through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.  Some of the certifications include Speed Measuring Device Operator, DMT Operator, Field Training Officer, Standardized Field Sobriety Test Practitioner, Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor, Traffic Collision Investigation Phase I-III, he is a Traffic Safety Officer for the State of South Carolina, and he is a Drug Recognition expert for the State of South Carolina.  



Pfc. Robert Blajszczak

 Patrolman First Class R. Blajszczak has been with the Summerville Police Department since December 2007 and is currently assigned to the Traffic Division.  He started his law enforcement career in 1995 with the Georgia Department of Corrections, as a Correctional Officer, and shortly obtained the rank of Correctional Officer 1st Class.  In 1997 he took a position with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, as a Detention Officer.  PFC Blajszczak later left the Corrections in 1998 when he started with the Moncks Corner Police Department assigned as to patrol.  He quickly advanced to the rank of Corporal and became a Patrol Supervisor.  While with the Moncks Corner Police Department he was awarded the Berkeley County Police Officer of the Year.  In 2005 he went to work for the Edisto Beach Police Department where he obtained the rank of Sergeant.

   PFC Blajszczak has attended the Georgia Department of Public Safety Corrections Academy, the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Basic Jail and Basic Law courses, A.C.E School, Basic Detective, Crime Prevention School, Narcotic Officer Safety School, and Field Training Officer School.  He holds certifications in Collision Reconstruction, Speed Measurement Device Operation, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, and Advance Roadside Impairment Driving Enforcement, Datamaster Operation, and is a Certified Traffic Safety Officer.     


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