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Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention is responsible for coordinating educational material, seminars, and information to the communities. The Crime Prevention Officer conducts residential and commercial security surveys, presentations on crime prevention and associated topics to community groups and coordinating neighborhood watch programs. To contact the North Charleston Police Department Crime Prevention Officer and learn more about crime prevention, call 843-708- 8565 or email [email protected].

Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry

If you have any information about a crime that’s been committed, call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 843-554-1111 or 1-888-CRIME-SC or submit a tip using our online tip form. Your information will be taken in strictest confidence. Anonymity is protected and you never have to give your name. You will be given a code number. This should be kept to yourself in order to remain anonymous. After several weeks, call Crime Stoppers back at 843-554-1111 or 1-888-CRIME-SC, giving your confidential tip code number, and you will receive an update on the status of the investigation. Tips that lead to the arrest of suspects, as well as the recovery of stolen property and drugs are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000, which are paid to tipsters on an anonymous basis.

Drug Tip Line

Many citizens are reluctant to report drug activity due to the fear of retaliation by the drug offender. Many citizens are not aware of whom to call regarding their concerns about drug activity. Now, North Charleston residents can call a 24 hour anonymous drug hot line to report illegal drug activities without the fear of being identified. The tip line is accessible for both English and Spanish speaking residents.

It’s simple, just call (843) 308-4708 and follow the recorded instructions.

Endroge la Línea de Punta. Muchos ciudadanos son reacios informar la droga la actividad debido al frear de la venganza por el ofensor de la droga. Muchos ciudadanos no están enterados de quien llamar considerando su concierne acerca de la actividad de la droga. Ahora, residentes del norte de Charleston pueden llamar una 24 hora la droga anónima la línea caliente a informar las actividades ilegales de la droga sin el temor de ser identificado. La línea de la punta es accesible para ambos hablar inglés y español a residentes.

‘S simplemente, llama apenas (843) 308-4708 y sigue las instrucciones registradas.

Paths to Recovery

North Charleston is dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental health and substance use disorders. We strive to:

  • Involve communities in raising awareness of substance use and mental health issues and in implementing prevention strategies, and showcasing effectiveness of evidence-based prevention programs;
  • Foster partnerships and collaborations with federal agencies and national organizations dedicated to improving public health; and
  • Promote and disseminate quality substance use prevention and mental health promotion resources and publications.

Taxi Cab Regulatory Information

The Mayor and City Council have enacted an Ordinance regulating the operation procedures of taxi cabs in the City of North Charleston.  Effective January 1, 2007, all  taxi drivers will be required to have a Taxi Drivers Permit in addition to a City of North Charleston Business License.  Applicants are required to obtain a copy of the complete ordinance, which can be obtained from the Taxi Regulatory Unit or the Business License Office.  For more information call 843-740-2884 or Business License Dept. 843-740-2639.

Citizens Public Safety Academy

The various departments that serve as public safety professionals within the City of North Charleston has found that education has been most effective in gaining understanding and support from the community. The Citizens Public Safety Academy offers citizens insight into how public safety professionals perform their duties as well as how they serve their community. A 10-week program.

Cops Athletic Program

Police officers coach and participate with youth of North Charleston in a wide variety of extracurricular programs, including basketball, lacrosse, powder puff football, karate, a spelling bee competition and more. The proactive program was initialed to inspire, educate and empower the young minds within our community with positive, lifelong educational experiences.

LGBTQ+ Liaison Unit

North Charleston Police Department appointed LGBTQ+ Liaisons serve and represent the community and officers within our agency. This agency supports inclusive practices and full representation of all our residents. The liaisons are available as peer support for the officers and a point of contact for residents that are part of the LGBTQ+ community.

Learn more about NCPD’s Safe Place Initiative.

North Charleston’s Camera Registration Program

North Charleston Police Department’s Camera Registration Program is designed to deter crime and promote public safety through a collaboration between the North Charleston Police Department and the residents and businesses of the City of North Charleston.

Register your cameras

An open invitation to our city’s clergy

Let’s stand together in solidarity and peace with the men and women that we have entrusted to serve and protect our community. We ask the city of North Charleston churches and clergy members to participate in our tour of daily duties to offer wisdom and guidance to the men and women of the North Charleston Police Department. This brief time will give officers an opportunity to meditate, clear their minds, and seek guidance, wisdom, strength, courage, peace, self-Control, safety, and love.

For any clergy member wishing to participate, please reach out to Sgt. Tireka Cerone at [email protected] or 843-740-2889.

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