Charleston Police Department

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  1. Santa&#39s Escort Ride

    4th Annual Escort Ride

    Click below to view the wishlist! Read on...
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    Chief Reynolds Elected to the PERF Board of Directors

    The Charleston Police Department is proud to announce Chief Luther Reynolds has been elected to the seven-member Board of Directors of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). Read on...
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    Charleston Police Announce Arrest in October 24th Homicide at 14 Allway St.

    Charleston Police announced an arrest in a murder case that occurred on October 24, 2022, that left a 20-year-old male dead. Read on...
  4. September/October 2022 Talk Around Newsletter 1
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    Charleston Police Announce Reaccreditation of Forensic Services Division

    Charleston Police announced that their Forensic Services Division successfully achieved reaccreditation by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) on October 4, 2022. Read on...
  6. Community Outreach October 2022 Newsletter

    Community Outreach October Summer Round Up

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    CPD Announces New Director of Procedural Justice and Research

    The Charleston Police Department is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Jillian Eidson as the department’s new Director of Procedural Justice and Research. Read on...
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The police department currently employs 456 sworn police officers and 117 civilians. The police department provides a high level of public service.

The department, headed by Chief Luther T. Reynolds, has many resources and specialized personnel at its disposal. The Charleston Police Department was the first municipal law enforcement agency in the State of South Carolina to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

Citizen’s Questions or Concerns 

Citizens are invited to email any questions or concerns to 

To contact the Charleston Police Department Department directly, citizens can call (843) 577-7434.

For immediate assistance or to file a report, citizens can call 911 for emergencies or call Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch at (843) 743-7200 for non-emergencies.  An officer will be dispatched to assist the citizen

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