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For non-emergencies, please call the City of Anderson dispatch, (864) 260-4444.


ANDERSON PD GOLF TEAM

Golf Team     Sergeant Richard Willett, Investigator Ken Blakely and Investigator Brad Whitfield finished sixth out of 18 during the "Celebrate Christmas with a Hero" golf tournament. The Anderson Police Department's team was sponsored by volunteer Dr. Willis King.

K9s RECEIVE PROTECTIVE VESTS

The Anderson Police Department’s K9s, Bandit and Deuce, recently received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to the efforts of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc, a Massachusetts based non-profit organization. Human police officers wear ballistic vests while on duty and, thanks to Vested Interest in K9s, Inc, our K9s are just as protected as their human partners. More...

Bandit
Deuce
Bandit with Chief Jim Stewart
Deuce with Officer Jan DeBlaey

A brief history of the K-9 Division.


PROMOTION, RETIREMENT

PROMOTION
RETIREMENT
Joel McKee
Allen Hammond
Lt. Joel McKee
Lt. Allen Hammond

Learn more about their careers here.


NEW OFFICERS

New Officer
New Officer
New Officer
New Officer
New Officer
Melissa Boggs
Ron Branyon
Jeffrey Gerrard
Zack Parks
Kevin Reeves

Learn more about their careers here.


PROMOTIONS

PROMOTION
PROMOTION
Dennis Chapman
Jeff Mosher
Lt. Dennis Chapman
Lt. Jeff Mosher

Learn more about their careers here.

RETIREMENT
PROMOTION
PROMOTION
PROMOTION
Hawkins Retirement
Carpenter Promotion
Creamer Promotion
Dooley Promotion
Lt. Greg Hawkins
Capt. Doyle Carpenter
Lt. David Creamer
Sgt. Steve Dooley

Learn more about their careers here.


BE ON THE LOOKOUT

BOLO

Anderson police are looking for three people regarding two recent thefts of credit cards that were then used at local businesses. Anyone with any information on the thefts can call Anderson Crimestoppers at 888-CRIMESC (888-274-6372), send a text to (274637) or complete on-line form.

Your call is confidential, and you will remain completely anonymous. If your tip brings a person to justice, you may be eligible for a cash reward.


MEDAL OF VALOR

Steve Haynes

Steve Haynes, a police officer in the Security Services division of the Anderson Police Department, was awarded the Medal of Valor on July 22 during the Anderson City Council meeting. The Medal of Valor award was presented to Officer Haynes who, during his off duty period and acting within the law and departmental regulations, risked his life apprehending a wanted fugitive. Officer Haynes acted professionally and without hesitation or regard for his own well-being for others. Haynes (left) is pictured with Chief Jim Stewart.

The Medal of Valor is awarded to military and public safety personnel for serving with courage in battle.

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ANIMAL CARE

Animal Care

The Anderson City Council approved an ordinance July 8, 2013, that regulates the tethering of pets. These regulations are designed to lessen the improper care, treatment, environment and maintenance of the animals. The provisions of the ordinance can enhance quality of life for animals and citizens. Some of the provisions include:

  • Pets must not be tethered outside, in any fashion, for more than 2 hours.
  • Tether must not be made of chain.
  • Pets must have a supply of fresh water and food.
  • Pets must have proper shelter.
  • Pets must be in visual sight of responsible party.

Violation may result in monetary penalty and/or jail. For questions, please call (864) 260-4444.

Read the full ordinance.
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PERSONS OF INTEREST

Persons of Interest

Can you identify these persons-of-interest? The Anderson Police Department is seeking assistance from the community in the identification of those pictured here. If you can help identify either suspect, please email rpsmith@cityofandersonsc.com or call the Anderson Police Department at (864) 231-2249 and reference case number 13-22253. Learn More


INVESTIGATIONS CLASS

Death Investigations Class

An effective death investigation requires great teamwork. Don McCown, Deputy Coroner for Anderson County instructs a class to law enforcement officers on Medicolegal Death Investigations on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

The Investigations Division is tasked with following leads developed during the initial reporting of serious criminal activity to the police department. The investigators are ready to respond anytime, day or night, to the needs of crime victims, or to the scene of any criminal activity including, but not limited to, homicide, robbery, burglary, arson, and aggravated battery. Learn More



SECURE OUR SCHOOLS GRANT

Speed Detector

In September 2011, the City of Anderson Police Department was awarded a Secure Our Schools Grant through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The police department partnered with the Anderson County Alternative School and Anderson V Career Campus to improve the safety of students, and security at the schools and school grounds through enhanced technology, community policing strategies and partnerships.

School safety is becoming an increasingly difficult task. However, security on school grounds should not depend solely on teachers and administrators, but on the collaborative efforts of law enforcement, city officials, business leaders, community groups, and public and private agencies. The safety issues in a school encompass the activities inside and outside of the school building that make up the learning environment, which makes keeping schools and the communities that surround them safe a joint responsibility that requires a broad-based team approach.

The police department recognizes the importance of developing community relationships for joint problem solving. The enhanced partnerships which have been established as a result of the grant program allows the schools and police department to determine collectively the best methods to overcoming the issues negatively affecting not only the schools but the community.

The funding provided by the COPS Secure Our Schools Program has promoted a safer learning environment at the Alternative School and the Anderson V Career Campus through funding for internal and external cameras, walk-through metal detectors, hand-held metal detectors, radar speed display signs, bus camera systems, and school safety training.


POLICE CHIEF SWORN-IN

Jim Stewart was sworn in as the City of Anderson's new police chief during the April 8 City Council meeting. Chief Stewart brings more than 22 years of veteran experience to the job including a broad understanding of the many facets of law enforcement and manpower resources needed within the municipal operation.

“The Chief of Police is a vital position in the City’s management team. Jim’s experience and abilities in understanding the intricacies and challenges of local law enforcement, coupled with his appreciation of public safety service made him the right choice for the job,” said Moore.

“We could not be more pleased with the overall quality of the internal candidates. Given our history of trying to promote from within, we are excited about the leadership, skills, and experience that allowed us to promote from within the ranks of the department.”

The selection process included interviews with a panel comprised of two law enforcement professionals: the City of Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds and the City of Greenwood Police Chief Gerald Brooks. Assistant City Manager Linda McConnell and Moore completed the panel. The other internal finalists were Captain Eddie Aman and Captain Stacy Blair. The selection panel acknowledged the overall quality of the internal candidates as having a desire to serve, strong law enforcement skills and leadership ability.

Chief Stewart has experience as a street level officer and management experience from patrol officer to a captain on the Command Staff. He has served as interim chief for the last eight months. Stewart is a graduate of Charleston Southern University and holds a Masters in Criminal Justice from the Command College of South Carolina at Anderson University.

Chief Stewart said, “This is an opportunity to continue to build upon the strengths of the Anderson Police Department, taking an approach to blend proven tactics with fresh perspectives. I proudly look forward to continuing to serve my home community.”


SAFETY & PREVENTION TIPS

It takes less than a minute for a thief to break your car window and snatch the iPod, laptop or purse on the front seat. Don’t become a statistic. Follow these common sense habits and tips for preventing car break-ins and more. Auto Break-In Prevention Tips


ID PROTECTION

As you have probably seen on the news, in October, the South Carolina Department of Revenue learned that it was the victim of a cyber attack in mid-September. Because of this criminal hack, South Carolina residents who have paid state taxes since 1998 may have had their personal information compromised. If you have been affected by this incident, the state of South Carolina is offering the following services at no cost to you to protect you against fraud or identity theft: Details


PURCHASE A POLICE REPORT

The cost to print accident reports is $8.50 each. Please allow up to five business days from date of accident.