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    Fall 2022 Police Citizen's Academy

    The 2022 Fall Academy will run from September 14th – November 3rd. Apply HERE
  2. News Release 8/3/22

    Charleston Police Officers Save Life of Man Threatening to Jump From Bridge

    A man is safe after Charleston Police officers were able to talk him off the North Bridge Saturday evening. Read on...
  3. News Release 7/28/22

    Charleston Police Join Eastside Community Development Corporation, Heal America, and Serve & Connect

    The Charleston Police Department is joining the Eastside Community Development Corporation, Heal America and Serve & Connect for an evening of community building and camaraderie on August 2, 2022 from 3 to 7 p.m at Philip Simmons Park, 64 Columbus Street. Read on...
  4. News Release 7/28/22

    Charleston Police Announce String of Arrests in Narcotics Sweep

    Charleston Police Department (CPD) announced multiple arrests stemming from a months-long investigation into narcotics distribution in the Eastside community. Read on...
  5. News Release 7/26/2022

    Charleston Police Announce Arrest in Accidental Shooting Death, Johns Island

    Today, Charleston Police announced an arrest in a shooting death that left a 23-year-old man dead. Read on...
  6. News Release 7/25/22

    Police Investigate Fatal Collision on Brownswood Road, Johns Island

    The Charleston Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating a collision involving a single car that took place on July 24, 2022, around 2:30 a.m. on Brownswood Road near Parish Church Road on Johns Island. Read on...
  7. Checking in for Week 6 of Camp Hope!

    Checking in for Week 6 of Camp Hope!

    Checking in for Week 6 of Camp Hope! CPD Officers are facilitating 4 Camp Hope Sites around the city from June 13th – July 28th. -Charleston Progressive Academy -Haut Gap Middle -James Simons Elementary -C.E. Williams Middle Read on...
  8. Checking in for Week 5 of Camp Hope!

    Checking in for Week 5 of Camp Hope!

    Checking in for Week 5 of Camp Hope! CPD Officers are facilitating 4 Camp Hope Sites around the city from June 13th – July 28th. -Charleston Progressive Academy -Haut Gap Middle -James Simons Elementary -C.E. Williams Middle Read on...
  9. News Release 7/12/22

    Charleston Police Announce Arrest in July 9th Murder

    Charleston Police announced an arrest in a murder case that left an 83-year-old woman dead. Read on...
  10. Checking in for Week 4 of Camp Hope!

    Checking in for Week 4 of Camp Hope!

    Checking in for Week 4 of Camp Hope! CPD Officers are facilitating 4 Camp Hope Sites around the city from June 13th – July 28th. -Charleston Progressive Academy -Haut Gap Middle -James Simons Elementary -C.E. Williams Middle Read on...
  11. Week 3 of Camp Hope!

    Checking in for Week 3 of Camp Hope!

    Checking in for Week 3 of Camp Hope! CPD Officers are facilitating 4 Camp Hope Sites around the city from June 13th – July 28th. -Charleston Progressive Academy -Haut Gap Middle -James Simons Elementary -C.E. Williams Middle Read on...
  12. Charleston Police Swear in Mounted Patrol Horses Watson and Holmes

    The Charleston Police Department is pleased to announce that the newly established Mounted Patrol Unit horses, Watson and Holmes, will be sworn in as “commissioned law enforcement. Read on...
  13. Arrest made in Homicide at 451 King Street

    At approximately 11:40 p.m. on June 28th, Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch received several 911 calls about shots being fired in the area of Radcliffe St. and King St. in downtown Charleston. Read on...
  14. CPD May 22 Newsletter 1
  15. Camp Hope W2 2022

    Checking in for Week 2 of Camp Hope!

    Checking in for Week 2 of Camp Hope! CPD Officers are facilitating 4 Camp Hope Sites around the city from June 13th – July 28th. -Charleston Progressive Academy -Haut Gap Middle -James Simons Elementary -C.E. Williams Middle Read on...
  16. May Outreach Newsletter 1
  17. Annual Report 2021
  18. Awards
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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 speaktocpd@charleston-sc.gov 

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

Media Inquiries

Contact our Public Information Team at cpdpublicinformationteam@charleston-sc.gov.

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