Police Department


Central Police Department

The Central Police Department provides law enforcement services and enforcement within the town limits of Central 24 hours a day year round. Our mission is to provide the community with the highest quality of law enforcement services. We have dedicated ourselves to uphold the highest standard of conduct while on duty and in our private lives. Our goal is to bring a positive relationship among our community. At the Town of Central Police Department, we serve our community by the 3-D Moto, "Duty", "Dedication", and "Determination". The Town of Central Police Department has eleven sworn law enforcement officers, a reserve officer, and a Chaplain. Our department consists of a Chief of Police, a Captain, a Patrol Sergeant, a Corporal/Detective, six road patrol officers, and an SRO.  Although our administrative office is only open during the week, our officers provide services for the Town of Central around the clock.  If an emergency, we can be reached at 911. In the event of a non-emergency and you need an officer to respond, you can reach us at 864-639-4020 and an officer will be dispatched to your location. You can obtain a copy of your incident report, accident report, background checks, or other documents from our office during normal business hours.


Contact Info

Phone: (864) 639-4020 Fax: (864) 639-2610

Street Address

1067 West Main Street Central, SC 29630-0549

Mailing Address

PO Box 549 Central, SC 29630-0549 Email: police@cityofcentral.org

Police Staff

Chief of Police

Steve Thompson, Chief

Chief Steve Thompson


Tim Striss

Captain Tim Striss tstriss@cityofcentral.org


Sergeant Allen Hudson ahudson@cityofcentral.org 


Pete Harding

Corporal Pete Harding pharding@cityofcentral.org  


Patrol Officers: 

Dia K-9 Officer

K-9 Dia.  She is narcotic detection and tracking.



School Resource Officer

Wayne Oshields

Wayne O'Shields woshields@cityofcentral.org


Scott Russ, Chaplain

Scott Russ, Chaplain

Michelle Batson 

Administrative Assistant: Michelle Batson, mbatson@cityofcentral.org  


The Town of Central Police Department is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our citizens through professionally supported and trained police officers. Officers strive to provide an environment that will allow citizens to live and work in a safe and secure community.

If you are witnessing a crime in progress or are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911.