Established in 1785, the City Of Laurens in South Carolina operates an administration department that is responsible for the management of the city organization. Its accounting technician office processes payroll checks, maintains general ledger and coordinates grant applications. The city has a police department that is a full-service public safety agency that investigates crimes, controls traffic, administers community policing programs and responds to various calls for services. The City Of Laurens also operates a special projects department that serves the city by providing safe outdoor recreational facilities and maintaining the city office and shop buildings. It additionally maintains parks and recreation, sanitation, fire, and building and zoning departments.