Message from the Chief
I am pleased to welcome you to the Isle of Palms Police Department website and offer you both the chance to learn more about the officers and personnel who serve this city and the opportunity to discover what you can do to prevent crime in your home, neighborhood or workplace.
It is the mission of the Isle of Palms Police Department to preserve the public peace, prevent crime, detect and arrest violators of the law, protect life and property, enforce criminal laws of the State of South Carolina and the ordinances of the City of Isle of Palms. I also believe that the citizens of Isle of Palms deserve to have an exemplary police agency.
The Isle of Palms Police Department strives to provide the highest quality police services in the most effective and efficient manner possible. We are able to accomplish this task by utilizing a diverse group of employees who are highly motivated, well trained and committed to the highest ideals of the law enforcement profession. Our expressed intent is to use every available opportunity, vehicle, and mechanism to contact citizens and community leaders in an effort to solicit their assistance in the continuation of quality service. Officers of the Isle of Palms Police Department are dedicated to maintaining a high level of public confidence by ensuring that each member displays honesty, integrity, and sound judgment in their contacts with our citizens, always recognizing their duty to protect and serve the members of our community.
If I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thomas E. Buckhannon, III
Chief of Police