Charleston at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations

Full-time law enforcement staff, Charleston Police Department

  • 409 Officers
  • 96 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 2.94 Charleston
  • 1.6 National average, cities with 100,000 to 249,999 population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Charleston Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding for Charleston

Data was last updated October 23, 2022


We identified over $4.9M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Charleston
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$35,576.00 10/1/2020
9/30/2024
CHARLESTON, CITY OF TRAUMA INFORMED PRACTICES & COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECT Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$27,875.00 10/1/2019
9/30/2023
CHARLESTON, CITY OF POLICE-MENTAL HEALTH COLLABORATION Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$28,553.00 10/1/2018
9/30/2022
CHARLESTON, CITY OF ENHANCING CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION CAPABILITIES Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$435,013.00 10/1/2018
9/30/2021
COUNTY OF CHARLESTON SVPP Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime

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Military equipment transfers

Data last updated January 10, 2023


$1.1M value of military equipment has been transferred to the Charleston Police Department

The highest-value stock number reported is MINE RESISTANT VEHICLE with 2 items valued at $495,000.00 each

Recent equipment transfers

Military equipment transfers
Ship date Item and National Stock Number (NSN) Quantity Acquisition value, each Acquisition value, total DEMIL code DEMIL IC
5/2/2019 MINE RESISTANT VEHICLE
2355-01-570-7996
2 2 @ $495,000.00 $990,000.00 C 1
1/25/2018 SIGHT,REFLEX
1240-01-576-6134
2 2 @ $523.00 $1,046.00 D 0
10/20/2014 RIFLE,5.56 MILLIMETER
1005-01-128-9936
6 6 @ $749.00 $4,494.00 D 1
11/15/2013 FILTER,ACOUSTICAL
5965-25-152-3035
2 2 @ $361.80 $723.60 Q 3

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