About This Goal

Security measures at special events are outlined through the use of ICS/NIMS structure and are designed to prevent and coordinate response to any threat that may occur during special events in Mount Pleasant. Town staff will alleviate the risk of security threats during special events by decreasing the number of annual events, hosting annual training exercises, and streamlining the event approval process.

Town Council approves the list of special events requiring staff support and Town resources every year during their annual budget approval process. For any non-budgeted special events that require staff support, an event request form is required to be submitted to the Special Events office.

Town of Mount Pleasant 2016 - 2020 Strategic Plan

Below are the objectives from the Town of Mount Pleasant's Strategic Plan. These objectives outline the specific steps Mount Pleasant will take to accomplish the strategic goal.

The Town of Mount Pleasant hosts numerous special events throughout the year. For these events and any other large-scale community events not hosted by the Town, Mount Pleasant utilizes the National Incident Management System (NIMS). For more information about NIMS, visit the FEMA website or click HERE. A list of the major events requiring the use of NIMS is provided below. The list is updated annually.

  1. Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival
  2. Children's Day Festival
  3. Christmas Light Parade & Tree Lighting
  4. Cooper River Bridge Run
  5. Patriots Point 4th of July Celebration

Mount Pleasant Police Department's Mobile Command & Communications Center enables the Town to provide a high level of security from the field during special events.