City of Anderson Police Chief - Jim Stewart

Chief Jim Stewart

Chief Jim Stewart first entered duty in June 1991. Stewart has served the City of Anderson for 32 years. Stewart was named Interim Chief on August 17, 2012, and appointed Chief by city manager John Moore in 2013. Stewart has served in both the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and Detention Division. He has received training and national certification as a Patrol K-9 Handler, 911 Emergency Dispatcher, Field Training Officer, Domestic Violence Investigator, Federal Law Enforcement Training Instructor, and training with the Multi-Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force. Stewart along with Councilwoman Bea Thompson initiated the Law Enforcement Community Relations Task Force (aka Dream Team) in 2013.

The task force has received the Public Safety Award from the Municipal Association of South Carolina and the non-profit Organization of the Year from the Riley Institute at Furman University. Chief Stewart has also received the FBI TRILOGY AWARD.

Stewart graduated from Anderson College with an Associate of Arts degree in 1988, from Charleston Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1990. Stewart completed some graduate studies at The Citadel and later graduated from the Anderson University Command College with a Master’s in Criminal Justice in 2011. Stewart is a Diversity Fellow from the Richard Riley Diversity Leadership Institute at Furman University. Married to his wife Jennifer, has a daughter at Clemson University and 2 twin sons at T. L. Hanna High School. Member of First Presbyterian Church where he has served as a Deacon and currently serves as an Elder.

Stewart is a member of Lodge 10 Anderson Fraternal Order of Police, South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association, and serves as President and member of the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association. Stewart also serves on the Board of Upstate Warrior Solutions.

You can contact Captain Stewart regarding any questions relating to the City of Anderson Police Department at