Isle Of Palms Police Department

  • Agency: Isle Of Palms Police Department
  • Address: 30 J C Long Blvd, Isle Of Palms, 29451 SC
  • Chief: Thomas E Buckhannon III (Chief of Police)
Phone: 843-886-6522
Fax: 843-886-6570

Isle Of Palms Police Department is located at 30 J C Long Blvd, Isle Of Palms, 29451 SC. The Chief of Police of the department is Thomas E Buckhannon III. The Isle Of Palms Police Department phone number is 843-886-6522.

Isle Of Palms Police Department News

#Coffeewithacop great turnout this morning at Hudson's Market located at the Villages Plaza in Wild Dunes. Thank you to everyone who came by to meet our officers!

COFFEE WITH A COP EVENT Stop by Hudson's Market at the Villages Plaza in Wild Dunes for #coffeewithacop this morning from 8am to 10am.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - Lock it up to keep from losing it!

SCDOT Micro-Surfacing project is finished on Palm Blvd from 21st Ave to 41st Ave.

The SCDOT Micro-Surfacing project was stopped today due to rain. They will begin working on Wednesday, June 13 at 7am. Detours will be in place to assist with traffic. Please plan to leave earlier to make sure you are on time to your destination.

On Friday, June 8th Interim Chief Usry had two island residents ride-along as part of our new community relations activity. Thank you to Judy Eddy and Elizabeth Campsen for taking time to meet with IC Usry and share your thoughts and ask questions. These ride-alongs are scheduled the 2nd and 3rd Friday of each month. If you wish to participate, contact Mrs. Tracy Waldron at 843-886-6060 or to schedule a date and time.

SCDOT Micro-Surfacing project will begin Tuesday, June 12 at 6 am on Palm Blvd from 21st Ave to 40th Ave. There will be no parking along the right-of-way tomorrow, vehicles will be towed at owners expense. The Municipal Parking Lot will be will be free of charge all day June 12. All other paid parking will be enforced.

Construction Projects Affecting Traffic: The contractor working on the Phase II Drainage project is ready to cross over onto Palm Boulevard at 46th Avenue on Monday, June 4th. The project is anticipated to take at least two weeks. After they cross Palm Boulevard, the work should move faster and it is expected that the impact on the main road will be minimal since they will mostly be working on the finger streets (45th through 52nd, with the exception of the private roads of 47th and 48th). The IOP Police Department will have 2 officers assigned to assist with visibility to ensure traffic slows as it enters the work zone. The contractor, Eadie’s, will have signs in place and flaggers to route traffic appropriately. The Wild Dunes Community Association will close the yield lane out of Gate 1 (46th Avenue) but will redirect the traffic to flow straight ahead to the stop sign where cars will be able to turn left or right out of Wild Dunes. Large trucks will be encouraged to use the second gate. IOP Public Works does not anticipate any impacts to the garbage collection schedule. Please use caution when driving through construction areas. Allow extra time in your travel plans since traffic delays are possible.

UPDATE 05/31/2018 at 2:14pm - This dog is being taken up to the Charleston Animal Society this afternoon. FOUND DOG: brown and white male chihuahua approximately 7 years old, no collar, no microchip, found on Palm Blvd. at 37th Ave. If you know the owner, please contact the Isle of Palms Police Department at 843-886-6522.

The men and women of the Isle of Palms Police Department salute and honor those who sacrificed their lives so we can enjoy freedom.

The Department is starting a new Community Relations activity - Ride-A-Long with the Interim Chief of Police. This is an opportunity for residents to come ride the island with the Interim Chief of Police to discuss concerns, ask questions, point out issues and provide ideas. Cruising with the Interim Chief will be scheduled the 2nd and 3rd Fridays of the month beginning in June 2018. If you are interested, call the Administrative Assistant to the Interim Chief, Mrs. Tracy Waldron, at 843-886-6060 who will schedule your time. Ride-a-longs will be limited to Isle of Palms residents at this time.

VACATION RENTAL SCAMS - PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Please read our PSA on vacation rental scams so you can plan and enjoy your vacation without being scammed! If you have questions, please contact Detective Louise Hardy at 843-886-6522 or

On Thursday, May 10, 2018 officers recovered a stolen LSV and determined that the suspects had broken into a rental property. They were arrested and charged with the theft of the LSV and burglary of the residence. Later that afternoon officers attempted to stop a vehicle, but the car went behind the Harris Teeter where the four subjects took off running. Officers were able to apprehend all four of them, recovered a stolen license plate, seized crack cocaine and marijuana from inside the vehicle. We are still waiting to confirm if the vehicle was stolen out of another state. I just want to say that I am very proud of our officers, their professionalism, dedication and teamwork is outstanding. They took a total of six bad guys to the Al Cannon Detention Center. Keep up the great work! - Interim Chief Kim Usry

MAY 6,2018 - UPDATE ON THE STOLEN BOAT - THIS BOAT WAS RECOVERED LATE LAST NIGHT AND RETURNED TO THE OWNER. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ASSISTED! REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE - for information on stolen 2005 Key West 18ft with yellow hull and white interior seen leaving the island on April 24, 2018 at approximately 9:40pm being pulled by a white pickup truck. If you have any information, please contact the Isle of Palms Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 843-886-6522 or you can submit an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111

PRESS RELEASE - CITY OF ISLE OF PALMS New Parking Rates in the Municipal Parking Lots go into effect May 1, 2018.

PRESS RELEASE FROM CITY OF ISLE OF PALMS Soft Sand in Isle of Palms Restored Beach Following Rain and Tide Event

The City of Isle of Palms was reported as #48 in the SafeWise Report of the 100 Safest Cities in America. SafeWise compiled this report using the most recent FBI crime data from 2016 to analyze and rank the cities on the list. Check out the full report here:

On April 11, 2018 FTO Dylan Reynolds and Sergeant Matt Storen attended the 2017 DUI Enforcement Recognition Ceremonies. The Isle of Palms Police Department was awarded the Gold Level in the 2017 Law Enforcement DUI Challenge and FTO Reynolds accepted the award for the Department. Sergeant Matt Storen received the DUI Bronze Hero award for 10-24 DUI arrests in 2017.

On April 13, 2018 we celebrated the retirement of Chief Thomas E. Buckhannon, III by having him conduct his final inspection of his troops. Please check out the album with pictures from our inspection / celebration of his 37 years of service to the City of Isle of Palms. IOP City Council has named Captain Kimberly Usry as the interim Chief of Police. Special thank you to Communications Specialist Melissa Dawson for taking great photos during the inspection.