Charleston Police Department

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    Charleston Police Announce Arrest in Hit and Run That Seriously Injured Two, Seek Public’s Assistanc

    Charleston Police announced that an arrest has been made in a hit and run that seriously injured two women, which occurred on Meeting Street at Columbus Street on September 16, 2022, at 1:55 a.m. Read on...
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    UPDATE: Bicyclist Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Collision on Ashley River Road

    Charleston Police announced that a bicyclist succumbed to injuries sustained in a collision, which took place on September 6, 2022, around 10 p.m. in the 2200 block of Ashley River Road. Read on...
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    Charleston Police Announce Two Arrests in September 4 King Street Shooting

    Charleston Police announced two arrests in the shooting that injured five people on King Street on September 4, 2022, over Labor Day weekend. Read on...
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    Charleston Police Announce Arrest in September 6 Bank Robbery

    Charleston Police announced an arrest in the robbery of Pinnacle Bank on James Island that took place on September 6, 2022. Read on...
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    Police Investigate Serious Collision on Ashley River Road

    The Charleston Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating a serious collision involving a car versus a bicycle. 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 

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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