The Isle of Palms Police Department has twenty-two (22) sworn police officers and seven (7) non-sworn personnel serving a population of approximately 5,000 citizens. The department provides such services as Crime Prevention, Criminal Investigations, Traffic Enforcement, Victim Services, Animal Services and Beach Patrol to those that live, work and visit the Isle of Palms.
Physical & Mailing Address
30 J.C. Long Boulevard
Isle of Palms, South Carolina 29451
Emergency Phone Number
Non-Emergency Phone Number
|Chief of Police||Kevin Cornettfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Executive Assistant||Tracy Waldronemail@example.com|
|Special Services Sergeant||Chad Kingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Detective Unit Sergeant||Kraig Thompsonemail@example.com|
|Emergency Management & Accreditation Corporal||Louise Hardy|
|Patrol Sergeant||Jamey Meekins|
|Patrol Sergeant||Jimmy Couche|
|Patrol Sergeant||Sharon Baldrick|
|Patrol Sergeant||Matthew Storen|
|Animal Control & Livability||Ryan Warren|
|Code Enforcement & Livability||Jace Kowsky|
|Victim's Advocate||Louise Hardy|
|Victim's Advocate||Sydney Kowsky|
- Citizen Property Inventory Form
- Business Security Survey
- Residential Security Survey
- Public Safety Committee Meeting Minutes
- Police Department Crime Statistics
The Isle of Palms Police Department is accredited through CALEA, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement. The Department was initially awarded accreditation on March 23, 2002. The Department received its first re-accreditation on March 19, 2005 in Birmingham, Alabama and received its second re-accreditation on March 8, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. The department received its third re-accreditation on March 26, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. The department received its 4th re-accreditation on March 22, 2014 in Garden City, California.
On March 25, 2017 in Mobile, Alabama, the department received its 5th re-accreditation award. During this conference, the department also received a Meritorious Award for being an accredited agency for fifteen consecutive years. Also, Chief Buckhannon was awarded the Egon Bittner Award for being in command of an accredited agency for fifteen or more continuous years. Accreditation represents a significant professional achievement.
Accreditation acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective. The foundation of Accreditation lies in the promulgation of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Participating agencies conduct a thorough self-analysis to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet these objectives. When the procedures are in place, a team of trained assessors verifies that applicable standards have been successfully implemented. The process culminates with a decision by the CALEA that the agency has met the requirements for Accreditation.