Charleston Police Divisions

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The Charleston Police Patrol Division is the backbone of our agency, ensuring the safety and security of our community 24/7. Our dedicated officers in this division have a wide range of daily routines that revolve around proactive crime prevention, quick response to emergency calls, and community engagement.

  • Community Partnerships: We work closely with schools and local organizations to address community concerns and develop collaborative solutions.
  • Local Businesses: Our officers collaborate with local businesses to enhance security measures, conduct walk-throughs, and address issues related to theft and vandalism.
  • Emergency Services: We coordinate with fire departments, medical services, and other emergency responders to ensure a seamless and effective response in times of crisis.

At Patrol Division, we are committed to protecting and serving our community, and we are always just a call away. Your safety is our priority, and we take pride in our daily efforts to make our town a safer place to live and work.


Investigations Det. Kepley, Lt. Det. Darimont, Det. Gullion, Det. Harley

The Charleston Police Investigations Division is the analytical heart of our agency. This dedicated team of detectives plays a vital role in uncovering the truth, solving crimes, and seeking justice for our community.

Detectives meticulously review and manage case files, ensuring they are complete and up-to-date. They conduct interviews with witnesses, victims, and suspects, using their expertise to gather critical information. Our investigators analyze physical evidence, such as fingerprints, DNA, and digital records, to piece together the puzzle of a crime. They work closely with other law enforcement agencies, such as federal, state, and neighboring police, to share information and resources.

Our detectives work closely with prosecutors, attorneys, and the court system to prepare and present evidence for criminal cases. We engage with the community to gather tips and information that may assist in solving cases and preventing future crimes. And we offer support and resources to victims of crime, ensuring they are informed and cared for throughout the investigative process.

Our Investigations Division is committed to seeking justice, solving crimes, and upholding the law. They are how we dedicate ourselves to ensuring a safer and more secure community for all residents.


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The Charleston Police CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) Division is a crucial unit within our small municipal police agency, dedicated to the scientific and meticulous examination of crime scenes. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of evidence collection, analysis, and forensic expertise.

Our CSI experts respond to crime scenes to collect, document, and preserve physical evidence, such as fingerprints, DNA, and trace materials. We conduct in-depth laboratory analyses of evidence, providing critical information for investigations and court proceedings. Our division collaborates closely with detectives, prosecutors, and other law enforcement agencies to provide expert testimony and support in solving complex cases.

Our CSI experts engage with local schools and organizations, offering insights into the science of crime scene investigation and the role of forensics in law enforcement.

Our CSI Division is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of scientific integrity and accuracy. We are committed to ensuring that justice is served and that our community remains safe and secure.


2023 K9 Team Officer Glidewell and Bolt, Officer Kraft and Kye

The Charleston Police K9 Division is a vital and highly-specialized unit within our police agency. These exceptional K9 teams play a pivotal role in enhancing public safety through their unique skills and capabilities.

By conducting routine patrols, assisting in tracking, apprehending suspects, and locating missing persons they further the mission of the CPD. They excel in detecting narcotics and other items by engaging in continuous training to ensure peak performance, obedience, and agility of our four-legged partners.

Community Engagement: Our K9 teams often participate in community events, school presentations, and public demonstrations to strengthen the bond between law enforcement and the community. We collaborate with neighboring law enforcement agencies and share K9 resources for larger-scale operations and emergencies. We coordinate with search and rescue teams, offering valuable support during missing persons cases in various terrains.

Our K9 Division is committed to enhancing public safety, fostering community connections, and serving as a versatile and valuable asset within our department. These remarkable teams and their dedicated handlers play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being of our residents.

Juvenile and School Resource Officers

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The Charleston Police Juvenile Division is dedicated to addressing the unique needs of young individuals within our community, focusing on their well-being, rehabilitation, and a brighter future. We take a proactive and compassionate approach to support, guide, and mentor Charleston’s youth.

  • Investigations: Our officers investigate juvenile-related cases, such as delinquency, truancy, and minor offenses, to determine appropriate interventions.
  •  Community Outreach: We engage deeply with local schools, youth organizations, and families to build positive relationships and offer educational programs on various topics.
  •  Counseling and Support: Our division collaborates with social workers, counselors, and child advocates to provide resources for at-risk youth and their families.

Our Juvenile Division is dedicated to fostering a safe, caring, and supportive environment for the youth in our community. We believe that through early intervention, education, and community collaboration, we can help guide our young individuals toward a promising and productive future.

Records and Property

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Anna, Lisa, Wendy, Stella, Ashley

The Charleston Records Division plays a critical role in maintaining organized and secure documentation of the department's activities. They work closely with police officers and detectives to ensure meticulous logging of incident reports, arrests, and case files. Additionally, Records frequently interacts with outside stakeholders, including court personnel, attorneys, and the public. They provide essential support by supplying records for court cases, responding to public information requests, and facilitating transparency in the criminal justice system. This division is a linchpin in our operations, responsible for the efficient management and dissemination of crucial information.
The Evidence Division plays a crucial role in preserving, cataloging, and maintaining all items of evidentiary value, ensuring the integrity of the criminal justice process. We understand the pivotal role evidence plays in the legal system, and we are committed to ensuring its accuracy, security, and accessibility.