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This unit responds to organized protests where the likelihood of civil disobedience or outright riot exists.
This unit responds to assist other cities throughout South Carolina and the Southeast in natural disaster situations.
The “Bomb Squad” works closely with SWAT and hostage units in barricaded-suspect situations.
This unit serves the department, the city, and neighboring agencies, providing Presentation of Colors at public and formal events, inspection, and police funerals.
This unit’s members respond to many crises with the SWAT team, including barricaded suspects and hostage situations, as well as suicidal subjects.
The K-9 unit assists with an officer’s request to perform vehicle, residential, or area sweeps for narcotics and are also used for in-progress calls to assist with tracking and locating possible suspects.
The band travels much of the Lowcountry as well as the southeastern United States performing at parades, public events, Scottish highland games, and funerals.
This unit is deployed in situations of high risk including felony and drug search warrants, hostage situations, and barricaded suspects.
The Underwater Response and Swiftwater Team works in conjunction with the Marine Patrol unit in searches for missing persons, vehicles, and evidence in Charleston Harbor, local rivers, and lakes.