Next Council Meeting:

Meetings are at 6:15pm, the second Monday of every two months, at 2501 Heyward Street, Heyward St. UMC Church.  Visit the Neighborhood Council page for date and location of the next meeting.



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Safety is a top priority in Shandon. As neighbors, it is our responsibility to look out for one another. Although Shandon does not have an official neighborhood crime watch, Shandon residents are vigilant against crime. We maintain a good relationship with the City of Columbia police officers and do not hesitate to call them when we see suspicious activity.


NOTE:  See Under "Races and Festivals Around Shandon"  to register for periodic free DIY Seminars on keeping your home secure .



Police Department

Shandon is located in the Police Department's Southern Region C.R.T....Community Response Team site on 2132 Devine Street.  That's about one block up from Five Points on Devine Street on the right-hand side of the street.  It isn't always staffed because they are out on calls or driving around the neighborhood.

If you see something suspicious, call 252-2911.

In an emergency, dial 911.

The following police officers are responsible for Shandon and regularly attend neighborhood meetings:

Capt. Chris Roberts (South Region Commander)
803-737-5882 or (cell) 803-413-8234

Officer Mason Frier (Shandon Community)
(cell) 803-391-6203                                                                                                         

 Safety on our streets is also important.  Speeding cars and drivers who disobey stop signs put us all at risk of harm.  If you have a concern about traffic violations near your home, please contact someone on the neighborhood council.  The issue will be put on the agenda for the next neighborhood meeting, and if the council supports your request, someone from the council will contact the City and ask that a traffic study be done.  The process followed by the City is outlined here.  You may also contact David Brewer, the City's Traffic Engineer, at 545-3850.  The City will ask you to bring the issue before the neighborhood council before any final decision is made regarding the installation of a stop sign or other traffic calming device or sign. 



Fire Station 9, also known as the Shandon Firehouse at 2847 Devine Street, was opened in 1943 as a single engine company Engine 9.  In October of 1994 the station was temporarily closed and demolished.  In 1995 the construction of the newer larger station was completed.  Ladder 1 at the Senate Street Firehouse was taken out of service and upon the opening of the new Shandon Firehouse Engine and Ladder 9 began to serve the citizens once more.  The companies are staffed 365 by a four man crew on each apparatus working twenty-four hour tours.  

We are very lucky to welcome the new Captain, Tower 9, Pete Biviano.  He may be reached at 803-733-8363 and his cell 803-240-0826.  His email is

In any event of unexplained gas smell, smoke or large flame in or near your home, dial 911 immediately and vacate the premises.  For non-emergencies dial:  803-252-2911.

Station 9 tours and/orFire Department Museum (1800 Laurel Street) tours, and/or fire education event can be scheduled by visiting the CFD website, under the heading Divisions.


Fire Safety Tips:


  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or broiling food,  If you leave the kitchen for even a short while, turn off the stove.
  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating elements (furnace, fireplace, woodburning stove or portable space heater.
  • Have a three-foot "kid-free zone" around open fires and space heaters.
  • Replace or repair damaged or loose electrical cords.
  • If you smoke, smoke outside and use deep wide ashtrays on a sturdy table.
  • Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed.  Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep.
  • Install smoke alarms inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home (including the basement).
  • Interconnect all smoke alarms in the home so when one sounds, they all sound.
  • Test smoke alarms at least monthly and replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they do not respond when tested. Make sure everyone in your home knows how to respond if the smoke alarm sounds.
  • Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan.  Walk through your home and inspect all possible ways out.  Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors.