How do I report a crime?
If the crime is in progress, please call 911 and an operator will assist you. If the crime has already occurred, you may call 911 or you may call the non-emergency number 843-886-6522.
How do I contact someone with the Police Department?
If you need to talk with an officer immediately, please call 911 or 843-886-6522 and ask the dispatcher to have an officer meet with you. Officers are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. The law enforcement administrative offices are open Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.
When are you open?
Officers of the Police Department patrol the streets 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. The law enforcement administrative offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.
Where are you located?
The Isle of Palms Police Department is located at 30 J.C. Long Boulevard, Isle of Palms, South Carolina, 29451. Turn right off the Isle of Palms Connector (Highway 517) onto Highway 703, travel west bound one block and turn left onto J.C. Long Boulevard.
How do I file a complaint?
The Isle of Palms Police Department is committed to Excellence! To this end, we strive to successfully complete our duties with this highest of professionalism. If you believe that you have received less than satisfactory performance from a member of our department, you are encouraged to let us know. You may call, write, or come by and file your complaint. A representative of the department will contact you to discuss the complaint.
How do I get a copy of an Incident or Accident Report?
Copies of reports are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until
4:30 pm. Contact the Police Department and ask for a copy of the report. Copies are $3.00, and you can pay for them with cash or by check.
What are some of the Parking regulations?
- 56-5-2510 Stopping, standing or parking
Fines up to $232.00
No person shall stop, park, or leave standing a vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the roadway outside a business or residential district when it is practical to stop, park or leave the vehicle off the roadway. An unobstructed width of the highway opposite a standing vehicle must be left for the free passage of other vehicles and a clear view of the stopped vehicle must be available from a distance of 200 feet in each direction upon the highway.
- Statute 56-5-2530 Stopping, Standing or Parking; Where prohibited
Fines up to $232.00
Vehicles must not park on the sidewalk, within an intersection, on a crosswalk upon any bridge, on any controlled-access highway, at any place where an official traffic control device prohibits parking, in front of a public or private driveway, within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant, within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection, within thirty (30) feet of any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign or traffic control signal, within twenty (20) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station or at any place where official traffic control devices prohibit parking.
What are the regulations for Golf Carts?
- Must be operated daylight hours
- Driver must have a valid driver's license
- Must be driven on a secondary highway or street within two (2) miles of residence
- Registration must be carried when golf cart is operated
What are the rules of the beach?
City of Isle of Palms Ordinance
Section 7-3-5 Use of surfboards restricted.
Fines up to $500.00
(a) within the city, no person shall use in any manner or assist anyone in any manner in the use of any apparatus or device commonly known as a surfboard or other apparatus or device of a hard or solid nature similar to a surfboard and used for the general purposes for which as surfboard is generally used except as provided in this section.
(b) no surfboard or other apparatus designated in this section shall be used at any time within a distance of 200 feet of any fishing pier or within 100 feet of any bather.
South Carolina Code of Laws
Statute 50-21-870(B)(6) Personal Watercraft and boating safety
Fines up to $232.00
(B) No person may:
(6) operate a personal water watercraft, specialty propcraft, or vessel while upon the waters of this State in excess of idle speed within 50 feet of a moored or an anchored vessel, wharf, dock, bulkhead, pier, or a person in the water, or within 100 yards of the Atlantic Ocean coast line. The prohibitions contained in this item (6) do not apply to an unoccupied, moored vessel or watercraft.
- No motorized vehicles on beach
- Jet Skis and motorboats may not be operated in designated swimming areas
- Alcoholic beverages are prohibited
- Glass bottles are prohibited
- No overnight sleeping on beach
- Do not disturb the dunes, use beach access paths
- Fireworks are prohibited
- Dogs must be on leash, except during the following hours: 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. from April 1 through September 14 and 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. from September 15 through March 31. Owners must clean up after pets.
How do I get my fingerprints made?
Citizens may need to be fingerprinted for a variety of reasons such as employment, permits, etc. This service is provided free of charge. Citizens wanting to be fingerprinted must present a valid photo identification issued by a governmental source and must provide the fingerprint cards. Fingerprinting is done Monday through Friday, excluding Holidays, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. For more information, call 843-886-6522.