A Tradition of Commitment

Our Police Department is committed to the community and all who visit, shop, and conduct business in the City of Westminster. We strive to treat all people with respect as we work to deter crime and keep the city safe. Our officers are involved in continuous training and professional development to better serve our community.

Every Call Is Important

  • 24-Hour Call Response
  • Presence at Special Events
  • Proactively Patrolling
  • Hit & Run Accident Investigation
  • Investigate Cases of All Levels
  • Traffic Accident Investigation
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Parking Enforcement
  • DUI Enforcement
  • Warrant Services

Your Police Department

Putting The Safety of Westminster First

The men and women of the Westminster Police Department proudly serve around 2,300 Westminster residents. The Police Department consists of 9 sworn certified police officers.


Caitlin Pope

Interim Chief of Police

Tel: 864.647.3222
Email Chief Pope

Jonathan Merck


Tel: 864.647.3222
Email Lt. Merck

Johnathan Davis

Police Officer

Tel: 864.647.3222
Email Officer Davis

Andrew Lunz

Police Officer

Tel: 864.647.3222
Email Officer Lunz

Public Reporting and Records

The Westminster Police Department is located at 106 E. Windsor Street and is open to the public Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to provide copies of accident reports, incident reports, and local background checks.

Background Checks

Background checks offered by this department include conviction data only for this Agency. If you need a SLED check, you must contact the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division at catch.sled.sc.gov.

Incident Reports

Incident reports are available to the victim and other parties listed in the report free of charge. Individuals not listed in reports must complete a FOIA request.

  • Accident Report Fee $10
  • Incident Report Fee $5

Oconee County Sheriff’s Office

Victim Advocacy

With the fundamental rights of the Constitution of South Carolina in mind, this Victim’s Advocate Program provides services to victims and witnesses of crime. The City of Westminster contracts with the Oconee County Sheriff Office to provide these services.

Program Accessibility

This program is accessible to the general public through a police officer referral or a self-referral by a person who has been a victim of a crime occurring in the city limits of Westminster. The Victim’s Advocate works one-on-one with the crime victim and/or family members through each step of the criminal justice system to provide crisis intervention, emotional support, information, and resource referrals.

Citizen Complaint Procedure

The Westminster Police Department is dedicated to providing the highest possible quality of law enforcement service to the public. The department courteously accepts and impartially investigates all complaints regarding the actions and performance of our personnel. We encourage citizens to communicate any concerns or grievances with the department by filing a complaint.

Calling in a Complaint

Please call 864.647.3222 to speak to someone and file your complaint.

In Person Complaint

Visit the Westminster Police Department at 106 E. Windsor Street and request the on-duty supervisor.

Written Complaints

Write a letter to the Chief of Police at 106 E. Windsor Street Westminster, South Carolina 29693 or email mpatterson@westminstersc.org.

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