Divisions & Programs
Community Services Division
The Irmo Police Department has officers assigned to our Community Services Division (CSD). Within the CSD we have officers that are focused on improving the quality of life for residents within the Town of Irmo.
Many of our officers are available for presentations at your daycare, school, church, workplace or any other community event. We offer a variety of programs and can customize one to fit your needs. These programs must be scheduled in advance through our Community Services Division and receive approval from the Chief of Police. These programs are free of charge.
The Patrol Division is made up of 4 shifts that provide continuous 24-hour preventive patrol coverage and respond to calls for service within the Town of Irmo. Each shift is led by a Sergeant who reports to the Patrol Commander, Lieutenant Brett Ringer. The Sergeants strive to insure proper patrol coverage, and quick response to 911 and other calls for service within the town limits of Irmo.
Uniformed Patrol Officers
Public Safety starts with providing order maintenance through the presence of uniformed police officers. Therefore, the most visible function of the Irmo Police Department is the uniformed patrol officer. The role of these officers is varied to include detecting and deterring crime; traffic enforcement; direction and control; suppressing disturbance; apprehension of offenders; responding to calls for service; rendering aid; preliminary investigations, and interacting with the community in a manner consistent with our policies.
Criminal Investigations Division
The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is led by Sergeant Kelly Mountzouros. The Criminal Investigations Division is tasked with following up on leads in criminal cases. The Investigators are available to respond at any time, day or night, to scenes of any incident.
The Irmo Police Department has trained officers available to conduct child safety seat inspections. This service is free and officers can assist with many types of vehicles and child seats. Please call our Community Services Division at (803) 781-8088 to schedule an appointment or to find out when the next Child Safety Seat Inspection event will take place. For more information please check out these links:
The Irmo Police Department has officers assigned to our Code Enforcement Division (CED). Within the CED we have officers that are focused on improving the quality of life for residents within the Town of Irmo. One of their many focuses is enforcing the towns codes and ordinances passed by your local town council. Code Enforcement is vital to keeping the town free of nuisances. The Irmo Police Department strives to help keep our neighborhoods safe and clean. Here are some of the more frequent codes and ordinances that we enforce:
- Unsightly and unsanitary conditions (14-32)
- Unlicensed vehicles parked in residential areas ( 6-04)
- Animals running at large ( 6-10)
- Howling (barking), diseased and destructive animals ( 6-07)
- Howling (barking), diseased and destructive animals ( 6-07)
- Recreational vehicles in residential areas (6-03)
- Peddlers and Solicitors (24-3)
- Condition for collection of yard debris (26-87)
- All trash containers must be removed from curb by 7:00pm on collection day (26-87)
- Business License – Every person engaged or intending to engage in any calling, business, occupation or profession must obtain a town business license ( 10-31)
- Other ordinances adopted by the Town of Irmo include the Stormwater Management Ordinance and Animal Control Ordinances of both Lexington and Richland Counties
- To report illicit discharge, please complete the online Illicit Discharge Reporting Form. For more information, please see Lexington County Stormwater.
The Irmo Police Department’s Community Services Division has officers trained in providing victim’s services in their time of need. We can provide support, information, and assistance to victims and witnesses as their criminal cases make their way through the criminal justice system. The program is designed to help victims and witnesses who are physically, financially, or emotionally harmed by crime and to protect the rights of victims and witnesses. It is the policy of the Irmo Police Department to treat victims and witnesses of a crime with fairness, compassion, and dignity. We are committed to the development and implementation of appropriate programs that will provide victim and witnesses assistance from future harm.
Victim & Witness Bill of Rights
If you are a victim of crime you have the right to:
- To be treated with fairness, respect and dignity, and to be free from intimidation, harassment, or abuse, throughout the criminal and juvenile justice process.
- To be informed of and present at all criminal proceedings which are dispositive of the charges where the defendant has the right to be present.
- To be reasonably informed of and allowed to submit either a written or oral statement at all hearings affecting bond or bail.
- To a reasonable disposition and prompt and final conclusion of the case.
- There are other rights that are available to you and can be found on our Victim/Witness Right, Responsibilities and Information Form.
If you are a victim of a crime that was reported to the Irmo Police Department, you will be issued this form for further guidance on the Victim/Witness Assistance Program. Should you have questions or concerns about the program, please call 803-781-8088 or email Victim Advocate, SGT. Trent Williams.
Criminal Investigations Division
During the investigation process, the investigator works to follow up on reports of criminal activity initially reported to our uniformed patrol officers. Investigators then establish the elements of the crime as defined by state law, identify and apprehend the person responsible for the criminal act.
Investigators work closely with our Victims Advocate to keep victims informed on the status of their case.
The Investigator is responsible for the processing all major crime scenes as well as the collection, packaging and preservation of evidence. Investigators responds to all major crimes against persons, deaths, most crimes involving serious injuries and serious property crimes such as robberies and burglaries. They also assist the patrol division with the processing of other minor property crimes as needed.
Criminal Investigators are also responsible for analysis, evaluation, and dissemination of data on crime trends is such areas of gang and drug activities. They are responsible in the planning and execution of activities regarding the enforcement of narcotics and drug laws by executing search warrants, conducting vehicle and building searches for obtaining evidence of a crime and detecting the presence of concealed narcotics.
The Irmo Police Department offers fingerprinting services to residents who live within the corporate town limits of Irmo. New employees, certain occupations and concealed weapons permits require that you be fingerprinted for those respective applications.
We offer this service FREE OF CHARGE to town residents on Tuesdays from 9:00 to 10:00 AM and 3:00 to 4:00 PM.
You must provide your own fingerprint cards.
The Irmo Police Department maintains a “med return” receptacle in the lobby of its police department. This program allows citizens to return unwanted medications that may otherwise be diverted, abused or contaminate our water supply. Feel free to bring unwanted medication to the Irmo Police Department for proper disposal. The lobby is open Monday – Friday 8:30am through 5:00pm (excluding holidays) to drop off unwanted medications.
For more information please feel free to contact the Irmo Police Department at (803) 781-8088 or find additional information at www.medreturn.com
The Irmo Police Department is here even when you are away. You can request extra patrols of your residence for up to 30 days by contacting our office. Officers will come by and check your home daily to ensure your property is secure when you leave on vacation, business trips or any other prolonged absence. If you need us to do a property check, please call (803)781-8088, submit a Property Check Request online or drop it off by the Irmo Police Department located at 1230 Columbia Avenue.
Property Check Request
Project ChildSafe is a nationwide program dedicated to promoting safe firearms handling and storage practices among all firearms owners through the distribution of free gun locking devices. The program is supported by a U.S. Department of Justice Grant, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and is a component of Project Safe Neighborhoods. The Irmo Police Department is proud to be part of this program and will provide free gun locking devices during normal business hours (call for availability).
For more information on Project Childsafe, please check out this website: www.projectchildsafe.org.
The Irmo Police Department has developed the Serving Our Seniors program to assist the seniors living in Town of Irmo. We offer educational and various safety classes to our seniors. The Irmo Police Department will routinely contact SOS members to check on their needs and to make sure they are safe during major storms and disasters.
If you or someone you know is interested in the SOS program please contact the Irmo Police Department at (803) 781-8088. You can also complete the online form and submit it to our department.
The Irmo Police Department’s Explorer Post is designed to give youth between the ages of 14-20 a working knowledge of police functions and a feeling of social awareness and responsibility, and at the same time, to stimulate interest in law enforcement practices and code of ethics.
Law Enforcement Exploring is a division of the Boy Scouts of America that gives youth a hands-on look at what a career is law enforcement is really like.
Explorers serve the community in various ways such as directing traffic at special events and crime prevention programs. Once Explorers become eligible, they can participate in the ride-a-long program. The program holds routine meetings to discuss business and upcoming events. Participation in the Irmo Police Department’s Law Enforcement Exploring Program is a great start to a career in law enforcement.
Explorer Program Application
A volunteer sworn officer with full police powers when on duty and in proximate contact with a full-time officer. The following qualifications must be met to be considered for the position of police officer:
- Minimum twenty-one (21) years of age
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Valid S.C. Driver’s License
When a candidate is selected, they will be required to satisfy agency standards during a thorough background investigation. The background investigation may explore sensitive and confidential aspects of your life. Also, included in further processing will be an interview with the Chief of Police, medical examination, drug screening, credit history check, and a psychological examination. Candidates may be required to attend the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy to obtain a certification. Standard “Class 1” certifications include 12 weeks of training at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA). More information on the SCCJA can be found at www.sccja.gov.
In order to efficiently respond to requests and manage the employment of Irmo off-duty police officers, the Irmo Police Department has partnered with Off Duty Management to provide services related to hiring off-duty officers. You may request to hire off-duty police officers through the Off Duty Management website, OfficerTRAK®, or by calling toll-free at 1.877.636.8300.
Off Duty Management provides benefits to the customer
Online access to information through OfficerTRAK® including:
- Officer attendance
- Field notes and media files
- Post orders and instructions
- Past and future shift information
- Full liability coverage for the customer, the agency, and the officer
- 24/7 customer service through their toll-free number
- Dedicated point of contact for scheduling, invoicing and payroll.
Prohibited Off-Duty Employment*
Employees will be prohibited from secondary employment in:
- Liquor Stores
- Pawn Shops
- Towing services on the rotation list
- Repossession companies
- And any other employment which may tend to be a conflict of interest or to discredit the Department or the employee or which may unnecessarily expose the employee to risk that might prevent that employee from his or her maximum effectiveness for the Town of lrmo.
*PLEASE NOTE: the above list is not an all-inclusive and questions regarding permitted activity should be forwarded to Off Duty Management.
Hire A Licensed Police Officer
- To request a quote for the service online, please click on OfficerTRAK® and choose the option ‘Sign Up’ and complete the requested information in all the sections of the request. If you are already registered in OfficerTRAK®, please choose the option ‘Login’ and enter your email address and password to access your account. Please complete all the information; if you are an individual and do not have a company, please use your first and last names as the company name.
- You can request a quote 24 hours a day and seven days a week by calling toll-free at 1.877.636.8300.