The Charleston Police Department consists of 162 sworn personnel and 21 civilian employees. Police service is provided to a community of over 50,000 residents with a coverage area of 33.3 square miles.
The Charleston Police Department is now accepting applications for enrollment into the Department’s Citizens’ Police Academy.Download App
Body Cams and Dash Cams capture different perspectives of a Traffic Stop.See Video
The CPD is now accepting applications for enrollment into the Department’s Junior Police and Leadership Academy.Download App
Our Goal is to make the City of Charleston a safer place to work and live in. We work in a collaborative effort with the citizens to meet those needs through programs such as Dare, Citizens Police Academy, Neighborhood Watch, and the Neighborhood Assistance Officer program. As well, we strive to make our streets and highways safer by participating in local, state and national level programs to combat impaired driving.