The mission of the Chapin Police Department is to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence of crime, and to enhance public safety while working within the community to improve the quality of life in Chapin.
We are a mission-driven, problem-solving department that works hand in hand with the community to build relationships and reduce crime. We do so with honor and integrity, while conducting ourselves at all times with the highest ethical standards so as to maintain public confidence and trust.
Our vision is to provide professional law enforcement services that enhance the quality of life for all people in Chapin.
Led by Chief Thomas Griffin, the department includes seven officers, a victim's advocate officer, and also features a civilian Explorers Unit that assists with community events. With an estimated 45,000 people living within a 10-mile radius of the town, Chapin’s Police Department works closely with law enforcement in Lexington, Richland, and Newberry counties to ensure public safety and fight crime.