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Mission Statement

The mission of the Charleston Department of Public Safety is to protect life, property, and the rights of persons; to enforce ordinances and laws; and to preserve peace, order, and safety.

In the pursuit of our mission, the Charleston Department of Public Safety will establish effective relationships with the community through community partnerships, community involvement, and by nurturing the public trust.  We will hold ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.  We will be constantly aware of the needs of our community and those we serve.  We will consider innovative strategies to improve working conditions and policing programs in order to enhance our service.  We will continually strive toward community problem solving and accountability.

We will, through concerted efforts, improve the overall quality of life for our community.

Charleston Dept Public Safety