Cowpens Police Department

  • Agency: Cowpens Police Department
  • Address: 5330 N Main St, Cowpens, 29330 SC
  • Chief: Ric Makupson (Chief of Police)
Phone: (864) 463-3201
Fax: (864) 463-8559

Cowpens Police Department is located at 5330 N Main St, Cowpens, 29330 SC. The Chief of Police of the department is Ric Makupson. The Cowpens Police Department phone number is (864) 463-3201.

Cowpens Police Department News

#9pmRoutine is catching on. Thanks Live 5 News!

Thank you to Fox Carolina News and Shale Remien Fox Carolina for running the story on our #9pmRoutine. Great job officer Owens! Keep up the good work folks! “Cowpens Police Department challenges community with "9 o'clock challenge"

Did someone say community meeting?? YES!! Community meeting, November 13, 7pm at Timken Community Center. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell your family! Be’s for everyone in the community. Come with your questions and concerns.

It's the most wonderful time of year...for thieves! Property crime rates increase drastically this time of year; however, there are ways to prevent theft. If you're expecting package deliveries and can't be home to accept the delivery, have them delivered to your place of work or a trusted neighbor. You can also work with your delivery service to come up with a safe place to put your packages out of sight if you can't have them delivered elsewhere. Break down boxes and packaging and bag it if possible to avoid placing them on the side of the street in plain view for trash pickup. Keep valuables in your vehicle out of sight and lock your car doors. Never leave your car running or the keys in the vehicle when unattended - even if it's just in your driveway warming up in the mornings! Keep the #9pmRoutine in mind when locking up your home and car. Don't hesitate to report suspicious activity or people in your neighborhood.

Just a quick reminder to remove your valuables and lock your vehicles and doors. #9pmRoutine is almost here!

Cowpens Police Department would like to thank Cowpens Elementary for having Chief Meredith, Sgt Wolfe, and Officer Williams come speak with the 5K classes this morning.

We enjoyed spending time with the community at the BooFest yesterday. Thank you Town of Cowpens (Government) and the merchants for having such a fun event!

It’s a great night to remember your #9pmRoutine while you enjoy your candy!

Come on out to BooFest. There’s an hour left!

Cowpens Police Department wants to make sure you have a safe Halloween. Here are a few safety tips to make sure you have an enjoyable time: *Avoid Trick-or-Treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. * Plan a Trick-or-Treating route in a familiar neighborhood that is well-lit. *Only walk on sidewalks or the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe. *Choose bright colored costumes - carry flashlights or glow sticks so you are easily visible. (Add reflective tape to bags and costumes for extra visibility.) *Always walk younger children to the door to receive treats. *Only allow children to eat factory-sealed treats. Avoid eating unwrapped or homemade treats from strangers. *Teach children to say "NO" in a loud voice if someone tries to get them to go somewhere, accept anything other than treats, or get them to leave with them. If you plan on Trick-or-Treating at the Cowpens' BooFest on Main Street, please keep children with you at all times - remember this is a main thoroughfare through our town and there will be traffic and crowds. We need your help with keeping everyone safe on Halloween!

Officer Williams working a traffic stop last night. Please remember, when approaching an emergency vehicle (fire, EMS, or police), to slow down and move over. We make every effort to keep emergency vehicles as far out of traffic's way as possible; however, sometimes that is impossible. If you're unable to move over for a stopped emergency vehicle, please approach with caution and slow down as much as possible.

Chief Meredith and the Cowpens Police Department pass along our deepest condolences to the families of Trooper Daniel Rebman, who passed away from injuries sustained while on duty, and Deputy Carl Anthony Mack, who passed away after a battle with cancer. Our prayers are with these families, SCHP, and Spartanburg Sheriff’s Office. Truly a hard week for upstate law enforcement. Rest easy officers.

Don’t forget!!

Don’t forget (like we almost did)! #9pmRoutine

Just a reminder for those who live in the Three Oaks community. Monday is a chance to have your voice heard!

Keep unwanted guests out of your property. It’s almost time for the #9pmRoutine.

Don’t let Monday get you...remember your #9pmRoutine.

Come out to Cowpens today for Fall Arts & Antiques on Main Street from 8am until 5pm and Community Open House at the Cowpens Fire Department from 10am until 2pm.

Officers Spencer, Shelton, and Owens getting ready for a great Friday evening of protecting and serving.

Child of former exchange student visits the Cowpens Police Department years after her mother returned to Japan. 10 year old Rinna Nishiguchi visited the Cowpens Police Department. She is no stranger to the law enforcement community. Her father is a Police Officer in Japan.

Officers teamed up with Mobile Meals of Spartanburg, Inc. today to deliver warm meals to community members.

Our community awareness initiative is in the beginning phases! We’ll have our first Neighborhood Watch meeting for the Three Oaks Apartment community on October 23 at 7pm. We plan to have other Neighborhood Watch meetings in the different areas in Cowpens in the coming weeks. If you have a specific request or concern, please private message us or contact Chief Meredith at

Officers Owens and Lancaster enjoyed spending time with our Cowpens Elementary School students and parents tonight at the Fall Festival.

Alright folks! It’s almost time. Don’t forget to #LockItUp. #9pmRoutine!

We're putting it out there. A challenge just for you. The most preventable crime is theft from unlocked vehicles. So, we want to challenge every citizen to lock your car and home every night at 9pm. 1. Remove any items from view in your car that may be of value: keys, purse, cell phone, firearms, tablets, etc. 2. Lock your car doors and roll up windows. 3. Lock your home up and turn on exterior lights. 4. Report any suspicious activity in the area to local law enforcement immediately. Join us in helping Cowpens and Spartanburg County #LockItUp with the #9pmRoutine EVERY night. Help us break the triangle of crime.