City of Anderson Police Chief - Jim Stewart

Chief Jim Stewart first entered duty in June 1991.  Stewart has served the City of Anderson for 29 years.  Stewart was named Interim Chief August 17, 2012 and appointed Chief by city manager John Moore in 2013. Chief Stewart has served in both the Patrol and the Investigative Divisions. He has received training and national certification as a Patrol K-9 Handler, 911 Emergency Dispatcher and NCIC Certification (National Crime Information Center), Field Training Officer, Domestic Violence Investigator, National Incident Management System, Federal Law Enforcement Training Instructor, Advanced DUI Detection and the Multi-Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force. Chief Stewart has also received the FBI TRILOGY AWARD.

Stewart served in the Patrol Division as a K-9 Handler and as a Shift Sergeant. Stewart served in the Investigations Division as a Detective Sergeant, before promotion as Lieutenant in the Patrol Division. After a year and a half Stewart was promoted to Captain over the Patrol Operations and was responsible for the administration, management, and daily operations of the four shifts comprising the Patrol Division, School Resource Officers, Reserve Officers and ACE Team. Stewart was then transferred to serve as Jail Administrator over the City Jail and Federal Detention Center managing a capacity of 150 inmates.   

Stewart along with Councilwoman Bea Thompson initiated the Law Enforcement Community Relations Task Force (aka Dream Team) in 2013. The team has received the Public Safety Award from the Municipal Association of South Carolina and non-profit organization of the year from the Riley Institute at Furman University.

Stewart graduated from Anderson College with an Associate of Arts degree in 1988, Charleston Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1990, and some graduate studies at The Citadel. Stewart graduated from the Anderson University Command College with a Masters in Criminal Justice Degree. Stewart is also a Diversity Fellow from the Richard Riley Diversity Leadership Institute at Furman University.  Married to wife Jennifer and has a daughter at Clemson University and 2 twin sons at McCants Middle School.  

Member of First Presbyterian Church where he has served as a Deacon and currently serves as an Elder.  Stewart sits on the criminal justice advisory board for Tri County Tech and Anderson University. Stewart is an active member of Lodge 10 Anderson Fraternal Order of Police, South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association and the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association.Stewart also serves on the Board of Regents with the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, Ten at the Top and the Community Action Board with Upstate Warrior Solutions. 

You can contact Captain Stewart regarding any questions relating to the City of Anderson Police Department at jstewart@cityofandersonsc.com.

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