The Patrol Division provides efficient and effective patrol operations for the citizens of Charleston County in order to create a deterrent to crime, detect and apprehend offenders, and respond to the needs and expectations of the community. The primary functions of these patrols include, but are not limited to, proactive patrol oriented toward the prevention of crimes and collisions and maintenance of public order while fostering a relationship between citizens and the business community of Charleston County.
Deputies assigned to the North Patrol District are responsible for providing services to the unincorporated areas of North Charleston, Ladson, and Lincolnville. Deputies assigned to the East Patrol District are responsible for providing services to Mt. Pleasant, Awendaw, South Santee, and McClellanville.
Deputies assigned to the South Patrol District are responsible for providing services to Ravenel, Hollywood, Younges Island, Meggett, Adams Run, Parkers Ferry and Edisto Island. Deputies assigned to the West Patrol District are responsible for providing services to West Ashley, James Island, Johns Island, Wadmalaw Island, Seabrook Island and Kiawah Island.
Phone: (843) 202-1700
The Animal Control Deputies are specially trained to handle situations involving domestic animals. This includes the removal of stray domestic animals that are unleashed (in or near roadways), and the transportation of injured domestic animals to the emergency veterinarian for treatment (when the animal's owner cannot be located). They also conduct investigations relating to neglected or abused animals. The Animal Control Deputy has the power to enforce both local ordinances and State Laws related to violations concerning domestic animals.
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