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).
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