Captain Willett began his career in law enforcement in 1987 in the town of Williamston, working his way from Patrol through the ranks to Interim Chief in 2010. Captain Willett joined the City of Anderson in March 2010 in Patrol Division. After three years of service, he transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division as a Detective Sergeant for Forensics. In 2018, Captain Willett was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant as a Patrol Supervisor. In 2019, Captain Willett was transferred to Lieutenant over the Traffic Division. In July 2022, Captain Willett was promoted to Administrative Services and tasked with Downtown Patrol Services to include City Hall, Court Security, Recreation Security, and events in the Downtown District.
Lieutenant Randall C. Human initiated his law enforcement career with the City of Anderson Police Department in February 2000. During his tenure as an officer, Randall Human contributed to the patrol and traffic divisions, including serving in roles such as the Strike Team and Traffic Safety Grant-funded positions.
Randall Human is an alumnus of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and pursued studies in Criminal Justice at Tri-County Technical College. His dedication led him to successfully complete the South Carolina Highway Patrol Basic Training Academy in 2010. Following this, Randall served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol from March 2010 to October 2018. He then returned to the City of Anderson Police Department in October 2018, assuming the role of Internal Affairs Coordinator.
Throughout his career, Randall Human has earned numerous letters of accomplishment and achievement from his supervisors. He has also been the recipient of several notable awards, including the Officer of the Month Award from the Anderson PD, accolades from Anderson County Crime Stoppers, the Stolen Vehicles Award from the National Criminal Enforcement Association, DUI Recognition pins from the SC Department of Public Safety, and the ACE Awards from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. Randall was among the pioneering officers at the City of Anderson Police Department to be honored with the Traffic Safety Officer Award bestowed by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.
Randall Human is an active member of various law enforcement and public safety organizations, including the South Carolina Law Enforcement Network 10th Circuit, Alcohol Enforcement Team (AET), SC Law Enforcement Association, SC State Firefighters Association, and SC Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #10 (Anderson).
Should you find yourself believing that your rights have been infringed upon and wish to file a complaint against an employee of the Anderson Police Department, please get in touch with the Internal Affairs Division. The Anderson Police Department is unwavering in its commitment to uphold standards, and any misconduct on the part of its employees will not be tolerated. It’s essential to note that any false or deceptive complaints against an employee may lead to potential Criminal and/or Civil consequences under section 16-9-30 of the South Carolina Code of Laws.
You can file a complaint with the Internal Affairs Division using one of the following methods:
- Visit the Anderson Police Department and request to converse with an internal affairs investigator or the shift supervisor.
- Reach out to the Internal Affairs Office via phone at 864-231-2288.
- Address a letter to either the Chief of Police or the Internal Affairs Division at Anderson Police Department, 401 South Main Street, Anderson, SC 29624.
- Forward your complaint via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crime Analysis and General Reports
The mission of the Anderson City Police Department is to serve the public, protect the innocent, and enforce city, state, and federal statutes within the city limits of Anderson, South Carolina. This is accomplished through a comprehensive total quality management process, which emphasizes a team approach geared toward the protection of life, liberty, and property, the preservation of peace and the prevention of crime. Each operational area – uniformed patrol, community patrol, traffic, detectives, and Vice/Narcotics – will work together in a responsible and professional manner in order to promote an environment in which all citizens will be able to live peacefully, work diligently, enjoy recreational activities, and be safe from threat or harm.
The ability of the Anderson Police Department to achieve its objectives is dependent on its continued ability to sustain and instill knowledge and skills within the officers and civilian staff it employs. Workplace management, training, and planning are imperative to ensure achievement in the departmental objectives. Changing external environments, threat conditions, and other factors have emerged and changed the manner in which officers are managed and trained. The very nature of police work itself is characterized by complex challenges. New technologies, the emergence of criminal street gangs, and heightened fears of terrorism among other changes have all impacted and transformed law enforcement worldwide as well as the APD.
The Anderson Police Department is faced with the ongoing challenge of responding to crime and also being responsive to community needs. Members of the Anderson Police Department realize that maintaining professionalism requires the establishment of educational and training standards. Such commitment to training is a means toward the goal of better law enforcement practices. When viewed this way, training has to be ongoing, and better policing has to be a constant pursuit. Reaching the goal will span the entire career of the individual officer. It is a lifetime endeavor. Part of the reason is that the dimensions of Anderson’s crime problem have changed and will change again.
The Support Services Division of the Anderson Police Department was created to provide basic and advanced training to its officers and civilian staff as well as serve community needs. It is a crucial and integral part of the agency and one of six divisions under the organizational structure of the police department. The other divisions include Uniform Patrol, Investigations, Special Operations, Detention, and Administrative Services. These divisions require a well-trained and skilled workforce that is developed by the training unit. Excellence in training requires a professional and experienced staff. Currently serving in the training unit are:
- Lt. Danny Hart
- Sgt Russell McClellan
- Sgt Nick Williamson
The training unit logs hundreds of training hours each year in various subjects, both basic and advanced. Certified law enforcement officers must maintain continuing education hours that are reported every three years to the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for recertification. In addition, officers must demonstrate their proficiency with firearms and also in emergency vehicle operations each year. Officers within specialized units must obtain advanced certifications such as Forensics, Investigations, and Drug Enforcement.
As we move toward the future, our plans are to develop further the methods we use to train our police officers and staff. Changes in the future require a corresponding response, not just in the technology the APD utilizes to deal with whatever way the crime problem manifests itself. If the broader goal is better law enforcement services, and better training becomes only one means toward that end, it is to our advantage to look in a host of directions to find other means which include partnerships with other training and educational institutions, collaboration with surrounding law enforcement agencies, and more efficient methods of training delivery. This will be an ongoing process and continuous pursuit to find new methods to meet new needs. The following are examples of such initiatives:
Career Paths: The training unit has implemented a career path program to identify individual officers’ goals and interests. It is our desire to better prepare officers for the future specialized positions for which they will apply.
Leadership Training: The training unit has initiated courses in “First Line Supervision” and is in the process of identifying pathways to receiving supervisory training prior to promotion.
Distance Learning/Alternative Delivery: The training unit is participating in web-based learning through the FBI Virtual Academy, The Criminal Justice Academy’s Law Enforcement Training Network, and the Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force E-Drug Training System.
Partnerships: The training unit is currently partnering with educational institutions such as Tri-County Technical College and Anderson University to further the education of individual officers as well as collaborate on training events. The department is currently participating in multijurisdictional training initiatives with Louisiana State University NCBRT, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
Community Training: The training unit is currently working with various community organizations to provide quality instruction in subjects such as “Terrorism Awareness”, “Crime Prevention”, “Workplace Violence”, and other specialized topics as requested.
Anderson police officers are challenged day to day and to take on greater responsibilities and to engage in complex problem-solving. In furtherance of this challenge, the officer must be able to interact with the community, the victims, and the offenders in strategic ways and to maintain the ability to exercise a substantial amount of discretion and judgment. The training unit of the Anderson Police Department stands ready to meet the training challenges of the officers and staff to prepare them for the next call, the next situation, and the next challenge.
The Records Division is the repository of all Department generated records. Its primary focus is to ensure the integrity of the Department’s records and to maintain these records in a variety of informational systems to be retrieved as needed.
The Division provides customer service to the public and police officers by providing information and support services. This includes requests for Incident Reports, Traffic Accident Reports, Arrest Reports, Criminal Statistical Reports, Criminal History Check, data processing of arrests, traffic citations, traffic accident and incident reports, and liaison with the Municipal Court.
Records Checks can be obtained through the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division through the website: WWW.SLED.SC.GOV
Prices are subject to change without notice.
All fees are in the aggregate. Piece-milling a project will result in charges once the aggregate threshold reaches $20.00. Prices listed for FOIA requests are for requests that meet the $20.00 minimum order. If the estimated total cost is $20.00 or more, the fee must be deposited in advance with
a cashier’s check or money order. Estimates for a request can be provided at no charge.
Incident Report Copies – Free to victims; $8.50 for all other parties
Accident Report Copies – Free to involved parties; all others $8.50
Fingerprint Cards – $10.00
Other Photocopies – $8.50
FOIA Hour Rate** – $15.00
FOIA Material Cost per CD** – $0.50/per CD
FOIA Material Cost per Page** – $0.50/Page
FOIA Minimum Charge** – $20.00
Precious Metal Permits – $50.00
Events Permits – $25.00
Criminal and traffic fines should be paid at City Hall 401 South Main Street with court collections.
Towing Storage Fee – The first day of storage is included in the towing fee.
Questions regarding fees: (864) 226-3158)
Questions regarding vehicle releases: (864) 231-2243
Towing Fee – $200.00
Towing Storage Fee*** – $25.00/per Day
Extra Labor $30.00 ¼ Hour
Collision Wrap $25.00 per window
Tarp or cover $50.00
Second wrecker/rollback $180.00 per hour
Vehicles are only released Monday through Friday 8:30 AM -12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM to the registered owner (photo ID required) unless written permission is provided by the owner. Vehicles are release at the Public Works Complex located at: 1100 Southwood Street Anderson, SC 29624
*Prices are subject to change without notice.
**Prices listed for FOIA requests are for requests that meet the $20.00 minimum order. FOIA requests that are estimated to cost $19.99 or less and which do not fall into any of the other categories will be transacted at no cost. <strong>If the estimated total cost is $20.00 or more, the fee must be deposited in advance with cashier’s check or money order.
Estimates for a request can be provided at no charge.
***Towing Storage Fee- The first day of storage is included in the towing fee.
Note: All fees are in the aggregate. Piece-milling a project will result in charges once the aggregate threshold reaches $20.00.
The City of Anderson Police Department is actively pursuing accreditation through South Carolina Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc (S.C.L.E.A.). Accreditation signifies an official recognition by an independent reviewing body that an organization has successfully fulfilled specific requirements and established standards. The SCLEA Accreditation Program is a voluntary initiative designed to enhance professional standards and practices within law enforcement while catering to local needs.
The significance of obtaining accreditation lies in several key aspects. Firstly, it promotes heightened accountability within the department, fostering transparency and trust within the community. Moreover, the process can potentially lead to cost savings by reducing the likelihood of expensive legal actions in case of litigation and may even contribute to decreased liability insurance expenses. Many law enforcement agencies that have achieved accreditation have demonstrated a notable reduction in misconduct instances and use of force incidents.
The path to S.C.L.E.A. accreditation involves a structured five-phase process. Once initial accreditation is attained, agencies must undergo reaccreditation every three years to uphold the established standards.
As of January 2023, Melissa Kelley has been promoted to the rank of sergeant and has transitioned to the administrative division. In this capacity, she has assumed the role of Accreditation Manager and is actively involved in facilitating the City of Anderson Police Department’s pursuit of accreditation through (SCLEA) South Carolina Law Enforcement Accreditation. Additionally, Sergeant Kelley plays an integral role in the realm of recruitment and internal affairs investigations.
For inquiries or further information, Sergeant M. Kelley can be reached at: Office: 864.231.2290
The Chaplaincy Program The primary purpose of the Chaplain program is to complement the department’s total service program by providing spiritual based
guidance services as may be required for the good of the Anderson Police Department and the community. It is designed to assist department personnel and their family members in handling a variety of crisis situations. The Chaplaincy consist of trained Counselors who will work alongside officers and offer support
in traumatic incidents. Chaplains will also work closely when needed with the victim advocate program to offer assistance to victims of crime and help guide
them toward proper programs for future assistance.
- The Police Chaplains will meet the following minimum qualifications:
- Be an ordained or licensed minister in good standing and endorsed for the Chaplaincy by a recognized endorsing agency or denomination.
- Show compassion, understanding, and love for his fellow man and relate easily to people. He/she must be able to maintain personal control in extremely
stressful situations. He/she must maintain high spiritual and moral standards and have a good reputation in the community.
- Manifest a broad base of experience and professional maturity, emotional stability, and personal flexibility. He/she’s experience should include a wide range
of counseling and crisis intervention.
- Be tactful and considerate in his approach to all people regardless of race, creed, or religion. He/she should demonstrate the ability to be a positive force in
the maintenance of morale throughout the Department.
- Indicate a willingness to be involved in training to enhance his efficiency in meeting and dealing with people in crisis. He/she should be familiar with
community medical, psychiatric, and other resources in the local area.
- Be willing and available to respond to any and all situations where his presence as Chaplain is indicated.
- Possess a valid and current South Carolina driver’s license.
- Have never been convicted of a felony, or any offenses involving moral turpitude, minor traffic violations excluded.
In loving Memory: Chaplain Don Wilson
Reserve Officer Unit
The City of Anderson Police Reserve Officer Program is an assemblage of community members, such as yourself, who volunteer their services as Police Officers. These dedicated individuals supplement the efforts of full-time officers across various functions within the Department, encompassing responsibilities like supporting Crime Stoppers, offering Paramedic assistance, engaging in Arson investigation, and contributing to the SWAT team.
This team actively participates in the South Carolina Law Enforcement Network in the Tenth Judicial Circuit, playing a pivotal role in Patrol’s dynamic checkpoints throughout the year. Notable annual events, including the South Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Sober or Slammer Campaign against Drunk Driving, see the reserve officers patrolling in vehicles, conducting foot patrols, or navigating on bicycle patrol. With a focus on delivering top-notch performance, Reserve Officers undergo specialized training at the Police Department and, in collaboration with Tri-County Technical College, attain certification. Additionally, the Team takes on the responsibility of augmenting safety measures during significant events such as road races, parades, and recreation and civic center gatherings.
While many Reserve Officers work in tandem with regular officers, some have the opportunity to qualify for independent patrol duties. This program proves particularly suitable for individuals who have established careers and are not inclined towards a complete transition into full-time Police Officership. By joining the Reserve Officer Program, individuals can relish the benefits of both worlds – maintaining their chosen careers while actively contributing to the policing efforts within a progressive police department.
If you’re interested, applications are currently being accepted. To initiate contact or seek further information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Sgt. Russell McClellan at 864-231-1721 or via email at email@example.com.
Downtown Patrol Division
The Downtown Patrol Division takes on the responsibility of patrolling the downtown area using various modes such as foot, bicycle, and utility vehicles, contingent on weather conditions. The primary objective of this division is to offer assistance to businesses and visitors in the downtown district. Officers are vigilant in observing disturbances and daily activities in this area. Furthermore, the division handles parking enforcement in the downtown city district. Equipped with an in-depth knowledge of the locality, these officers readily provide directions, contact information, and other pertinent details to those engaged in business, visiting, or enjoying their vacation. Often serving as the initial point of contact for visitors, these officers significantly shape the first impression of the department, ensuring their interactions remain helpful and courteous.
The Downtown Patrol Division takes on the added responsibility of ensuring the safety of both employees and citizens conducting business at City Hall. Assigned officers monitor visitors and guide them to the appropriate departments within City Hall. Employing proactive surveillance, including video monitoring, these officers actively look for potential disruptions that could impede the smooth daily operations of City Hall. Moreover, City Hall Officers complete incident reports, offer guidance to complainants and victims, and provide security at council meetings and other public gatherings held within the premises.
The Municipal Business Center within the City of Anderson houses several City Departments. For this area, downtown patrol officers are tasked with maintaining a peaceful environment for employees and citizens conducting business. Their duties encompass directing citizens to the correct departments and ensuring the safety of all by guarding against potential threats or dangers that could disrupt the regular activities of the Municipal Business Center.
The Downtown Patrol Division also shoulders the responsibility of upholding a secure environment during municipal court proceedings, which encompass bond court, traffic court, and criminal court sessions held throughout the week. Officers assigned to these proceedings are responsible for maintaining peace, serving as court bailiffs, guiding defendants and victims, and actively safeguarding the integrity of the court process.
Further, the Downtown Patrol Division deploys an officer to provide security at the City of Anderson Recreation Center. This includes ensuring the safety of those using the center for exercise as well as those attending sporting events as spectators. Additionally, officers actively patrol city parks during weekday business hours, adding an extra layer of security.
For any inquiries or to get in touch with the Downtown Patrol Division, please use the following contact details: Phone: 864-231-1150 (Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Downtown Patrol Division
PFC Chuck Ikenegbu, PFC Steven Epps, PFC Tommy Clamp PFC Marshall Brock, CPL Joel Sweatt
The Recruiter is in charge of all aspects of the hiring process for both police and detention applicants. The recruiter sorts through applications, schedules interviews, physical and written tests, along with other testing needed for hiring. The recruiter also conducts background checks to include education, employment, military, personal and professional references just to name a few. The recruiter is the point of contact in reference to employment. Please call or email with any questions, comments, or concerns regarding employment.
PFC Clamp’s Background
PFC Clamp is the recruiter for the Anderson Police Department. Clamp began his law enforcement career in 1989 with the City of Belton Police Department as a dispatcher, uncertified police officer to certified police officer and training officer. PFC Clamp was employed with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office from December 1991 through October of 2012. Clamp served the Sheriff’s Office in numerous roles from Deputy Sheriff, Field Training Officer, Crime Prevention Officer, Crime Scene Technician, A.F.I.S. Operator and ended his tenure as Sergeant of the Evidence Division. In October of 2012, Clamp was selected as the Chief of Police for the City of Belton. During his tenure as Chief of Police from October 2012 through March 2019, Clamp and his command staff recruited, selected and employed a number of young men and women into law enforcement. Those young men and women are currently serving the law enforcement community with other agencies. One of his two children recently attended and graduated the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and is a K9 officer with the City of Anderson Police Department.
Reflections from PFC Clamp
“What a privilege to be a small part of helping young men and women follow the path of law enforcement. Over three decades ago, Chief David Dockins gave me an opportunity to begin a career in law enforcement. Many older officers helped me along the way and I am very fortunate to be able to pass that along to the future of our great profession!” Tommy Clamp
Patrolman First Class
Commonly Asked Questions
The Anderson Police Department appreciates anyone taking the time to commend an officer. There are
several ways to thank an officer:
Call the Police Department at 231‐2277 and request to speak to the shift supervisor.
Mail a thank you note to the Office of the Chief at 401 South Main Street Anderson SC 29624.
IA complaint can be filed with Internal Affairs in the following ways:
Go to the Anderson Police Department and request to speak with an internal affairs investigator or the
shift supervisor. Call the Internal Affairs Office at 864‐231‐2288. Write a letter to the attention of either
the Chief of Police or the Internal Affairs Division at Anderson Police Department, 401 South Main
Street, Anderson, SC 29624.
Checking for registered sex offenders in our area is simple. Simply go to SLED’s website at
http://services.sled.sc.gov/SOR/. If you do not have internet access you may contact your local sheriff’s
To find out the status regarding property/evidence you may call 864‐332‐5700
If your car was towed by the City of Anderson you can call the city garage at 864‐231‐2248 to inquire
about the car.
Clicking on Code of Ordinances on the Community tab of the main menu or logging in directly at
or non emergency calls for a specific officer, call dispatch at 864‐231‐2280 and leave a message for the
officer. Each officer can be emailed. You can locate their email addresses by logging in to the city’s
directory at http://www.cityofandersonsc.com/staff-directory. Officer’s schedules vary so
they may not be able to return your call or email immediately.
Always dial 911 for an emergency and give the dispatcher all of the information that is requested such
as your name, address, phone number, nature of crime, persons involved and what type of weapons are
involved. It is very important that you give all of the requested information to the dispatcher as this
makes the police officer more aware of the situation and crime.
You can report a lead or tip on a case to Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or you may email a tip to
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the tip line page located in the main menu. You may also contact the Detective handling a criminal investigation by
calling 864‐231‐2277. To leave any narcotics or gang activity tips call 864‐231‐2277 and
leave a message.
Tickets, fines and parking payments are no longer collected at the City of Anderson Police Department. All payments are now collected at the Anderson City Court Collections Office at the City of Anderson Anderson City Hall, located at 401 S. Main St. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The phone number for the division is 864-226-3403.
The Court room is located in the City Hall Complex on John Street. There is a parking lot on John Street
where you can park for court and other court business.