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.
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.
Click below for information on how to file reports including police and motor vehicle crash.How to File
It is an inherent goal of the CPD to safeguard and maintain public trust and confidence.CPD Standards
Law enforcement officer is one of the most honorable professions one can choose.Hiring Info