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    Police Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision on Spring Street

    Charleston, S.C. - The Charleston Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian and motor vehicle. Read on...
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    Police Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision on SC-41

    Charleston, S.C. - The Charleston Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating a fatal collision involving two motor vehicles. Read on...
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    The Charleston CPAC (Citizen Police Advisory Council) Presents: Charleston Police Motor Vehicle Stop

    Charleston, S.C. - The Citizen Police Advisory Council (CPAC), in partnership with the Charleston Police Department, presents the next topical discussion to offer informational resources to the public. Read on...
  5. _ Talk Around CPD Vol. 2, Issue 1_Page_1
  6. Community Outreach January 2023 Newsletter 1

    Community Outreach January 2023 Newsletter

    Building Trust with our Community through Meaningful Engagement. View our newsletter HERE! Read on...
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    Charleston Police Announce Homicide Arrest

    On January 1, 2023, around 9:45 pm, CPD patrol officers were dispatched to Motley Lane, near Pinckney Street, regarding a 911 call reporting a person passed out or sleeping. Read on...
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    Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Accident on East Bay and South Street

    The Charleston Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian and motor vehicle which took place at approximately 6:38 pm on East Bay and South Street. 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. 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).

Community Questions or Concerns 

Community members are invited to email any questions or concerns to speaktocpd@charleston-sc.gov.

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

Call 911 in the event of an emergency or call the Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch at (843) 743-7200 for non-emergencies.  

Media Inquiries

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

Submit A Public Records Request Online

Visit the portal at https://www.charleston-sc.gov/801/Freedom-of-Information-Act-Request-FOIA.

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