The Isle of Palms Police Department is committed to the investigation of all criminal activity. The Detectives Unit is tasked with following leads developed during the initial reporting of serious criminal activity to the police department. The Detectives Unit is responsible for the advanced investigation of person crimes, property crimes, vice, and intelligence awareness for possible criminal activity. The Detectives Unit is also responsible for examination of crime scenes along with coordinating the evaluation, collections, and maintenance of all evidence with the evidence custodians.
The Detectives Unit is responsible for gathering information, interviewing parties, and collecting evidence. The arrests of offenders and recovery of stolen property or contraband are accomplished through the evaluation of crime trends and patterns, the identification and location of past and probable offenders, and the utilization of modern police technology and the forensic sciences. By developing and maintaining active relationships between Charleston County and other law enforcement agencies; local, state and federal prosecution agencies; social service organizations, and local citizen groups, the detectives successfully bring criminal cases to prosecution and conclusion.