Police Department

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The South Charleston Police Department would like to thank the Women’s Society from the Rock Lake Presbyterian Church for making and donating to our Police Department; Hug Rugs that officers can give out to young children that they may come in contact with. These Hug Rugs that these ladies make are such a blessing to all. We can’t thank them enough! They are always looking out for the community and the children.

Law Enforcement

The South Charleston Police Department is located directly behind City Hall at 235 4th Avenue. The Police Department is staffed with 39 Sworn Officers as well as the Chief of Police. The Department has most of its Officers assigned to the Patrol Division, which is divided into four shifts, each headed by a Lieutenant.

The Department also has four Officers assigned to the Detective Bureau and three Officers assigned to plain-clothes Street Crimes unit. One Officer is assigned at South Charleston High School as a Prevention Resource Officer. Other assignments are Traffic Officer and two Officers assigned to the Metro Drug Unit, one as a Detective and one as a Highway Interdiction Officer.

These other units are a compliment to the Patrol Units and the Department feels crime is being addressed in several areas. The Department also has one K-9 Unit and is considering adding to the Unit in the near future. The Department’s fleet consists mostly of Dodge Chargers as wells as Ford Crown Victorias and Ford Explorers.

The South Charleston Police Administrative Office is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm, and closed evenings, week-ends, and holidays. The phone number for the administrative office is 304-744-6903. Police officers are not dispatched from this phone number. If you need to speak with an officer to report a non-emergency, either by phone or in person, please call 304-348-8111. This is the non-emergency phone number to Metro 9-1-1 and is answered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you have an emergency, please dial 911. Any other questions or services you might have for the police department, please feel free to contact us at the administrative office number.

The Administration Business phone number is 304-744-6903 and the Detective Bureau phone number is 304-744-5951.

Feel free to stop by for a visit.