Police Department

Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
608 First Street West
Hampton, SC 29924
Phone: (803) 943-2421
Fax: (803) 943-0494
E-Mail:  pmcalhaney@hamptonsc.gov     

 Perry McAlhaney, Chief

2010 Police Officers

Pictured 1st. row (Left to Right):  Sgt. P. Light, Lt. J. Sullivan, Lt. L. Hernandez, CHIEF PERRY McAlhaney, Lt./Victim's Advocate M. Witt, Lt. B. Sanford: 2nd. Row (L-R): Major J. Bolton, Sgt. B. Drawdy, Sgt. D. Rowell, Lt. D. Drawdy, Sgt. J. Wells:  3rd. Row (L-R): Lt. R. Cook, Capt. J. Murcier, State Constable A. McMillan. Not Pistured: Sgt. L. Smith, Commissioner P. Hagood, Judge J. Stanley, Associate Judge Brenda Jamison, Retired Judge Charlie Youmans.

The Hampton Police Department is dedicated to being a leader in law enforcement for the citizens of Hampton, visitors and the surrounding agencies. We offer classes to citizens groups, schools, churches, youth groups, and other agencies. We help organize crime watch groups in any neighborhood or complex. We offer property checks to home and business owners who are out of town for a period of time and safety checks for the elderly. We offer classes on personal safety, home security, vehicle security, safety for senior citizens, identify theft, bomb threat, telephone safety, narcotic identification, and satanic crime investigation just to name a few.

We offer finger print processing, narcotic analysis, narcotic enforcement, and support personnel to other agencies through mutual aide agreements.

We are using the most advanced technology to strengthen the partnership between police and community, and to help us work together on identifying and solving crime problems in our neighborhoods. The Hampton Police Department is devoted to the community as a whole and has one goal in mind, to involve the Community and Law Enforcement to WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. You may request information on a specific topic. Simply call to set a date and time. We do ask that you allow sufficient preparation and that you advise us the age of the intended audience.

If you have any information regarding a crime you can contact us anonymously at 943-2421 or email at  

AMBER Alert ("America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response")

In 1996, the AMBER Alert emergency broadcast program was created and named for Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old girl who was abducted and murdered in Texas. Shortly after this incident, residents of her Arlington, Texas hometown requested that radio stations in that area broadcast special "alerts" when such incidents took place in the future. The AMBER Plan is now in place in many communities across the country and is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement agencies and broadcasters. This plan is designed to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child abduction cases. This is the same concept used during severe weather emergencies. The goal of the AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and safe return of the child. Statistics continue to prove that time is our greatest adversary when a child is abducted. According to a study by the United States Department of Justice, 74 percent of the children who were kidnapped and later found murdered were killed in the first three hours after being taken.

Creating the South Carolina AMBER Alert system is an effort to enhance law enforcement’s ability to respond to child abductions, to quickly enlist assistance from communities, and to hopefully result in the quick and safe recovery of abducted children. The Alert mechanism is a cooperative effort between South Carolina law enforcement personnel and South Carolina broadcasters, and allows for the quick dissemination of an urgent bulletin in child abduction cases. Radio and television stations, under the South Carolina AMBER Alert system, will immediately interrupt their regular programming to broadcast information about a child’s abduction. The quick dissemination of this information is critical in the effort to save the lives of abducted children.