Welcome to the City of Georgetown Police Department

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Chief of Police

Kelvin Waites was appointed Chief of Police for the Georgetown Police Department in August of 2016.  Chief Waites began his law enforcement career with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office in 1997 after serving in the United States Army.  For the next nineteen years Chief Waites would serve in both Georgetown and Horry Counties as a Criminal Investigator with the 15th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office, a Lieutenant at the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, a Captain at the Georgetown Police Department, and more recently a Deputy Chief of Police at the Horry County Police Department.

Chief Waites has had the opportunity over the course of his career to work every aspect of law enforcement which includes patrol operations, criminal investigations, narcotics’ investigations, as well as police administration.

Chief Waites’ education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree from Charleston Southern University in Organizational Management.  He is a graduate of the prestigious F.B.I. National Academy (class #248) located at Quantico Virginia, and also a graduate of the Drug Unit Commanders Academy (class # 60) which is also located at Quantico Virginia.

Chief Waites is a member of the FBINAA, and a member of the South Carolina Police Chief’s Association.


Command Staff

Deputy Chief William Pierce

Support Services Enforcement Division
Captain Nelson Brown Captain Jason Ward


Organizational Chart

Emergency Phone: 911
2222 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC  29440
Phone: 843-545-4300
Fax: 843-520-5848
Tip line 843-545-4400
Non-emergency Dispatch: 843-527-6763
Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM


Important Links:

Police/Community Advisory Board

V.O.I.C.E. Program

Victim’s Rights Services

Municipal Court

South Carolina Code of Laws

City Code of Ordinances

Building Dedication

Police Complaint Form

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