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Chester, South Carolina Jail and Mugshot Information

Chester is a city in Chester County, South Carolina. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.27 square miles (8.46 sq. km). The City of Chester had a population of approximately 5,607 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Chester, South Carolina is George Caldwell. George Caldwell can be contacted at (803) 385-2654 and by email at

George Caldwell, Mayor
Chester City Mayor’s Office
City of Chester
100 West End Street
Chester, SC 29706
Phone: (803) 385-2654

Chester City Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Chester, South Carolina was 484.1, lower than it had been since at least the year 2002, but higher than the national average of 280.5. According to research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Chester, South Carolina as of April 17, 2019. The ratio of number of residents in Chester to the number of sex offenders is 806 to 1.

There were an estimated 277 total crimes per 100,000 people in Chester, South Carolina. This rate is lower than the average in the state of South Carolina which has 3,702 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Chester is also lower than the national average of 2,745 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Chester, there were an estimated 43 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of South Carolina is 506 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 383 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 234 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is lower than both the South Carolina average of 3,196 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and lower than the U.S. average of 2,362 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Chester, South Carolina:

  • The overall crime rate in Chester is 85% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.92 daily crimes that occur in Chester.
  • Chester is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Chester you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Chester has decreased by 8%.

Chester, South Carolina Police Station Information

Chester Police Department

The Chester Police Department has 25 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 7,200 people.

Chester Police Department
100 West End St,
Chester, SC 29706
Phone: (803) 581-2132
Non-Emergency: (803) 385-5433
Fax: (803) 581-7645
Tip Line: (803) 377-2100
Emergency: 911

Chester Police Dept

Chester County Sheriff’s Office

The Chester County Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for the public safety of the City of Chester, South Carolina.

Alex “Big A” Underwood, Sheriff
Chester County Sheriff’s Office
2740 Dawson Drive
Chester, SC 29706
Phone: (803) 581-5131
Non-Emergency: (803) 385-5433
Fax: (803) 581-5552
Emergency: 911

Chester County Sheriff
Chester Sheriff Facebook

Chester County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

Chester County Jail
2740 Dawson Drive
Chester, SC 29706
Phone: (803) 581-2602 or (803) 385-2606
Fax: (803) 581-0713 or (803) 377-1812
Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Visitations Hours at Chester County Jail:

Pre‐trial visitation:
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm or 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night (General population) and 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Monday night (Pre-trial female)

Administrative Segregation visit:
8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Monday night

Sentenced Inmate Visit:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Saturday (name begins with the letter A – L)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Sunday (last names starting with letters M – Z)

State Inmate Visits:
11:30 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday

Chester Jail Visitations
Chester Jail Information

Police Records Request in Chester, South Carolina

We have not found any police records information on Chester. Instead we have included public records. Public records can be obtained from the City Administrator’s Office. Requests for public records can be made by completing and submitting the City’s FOIA Records Request Form. The completed application shall be hand delivered, mailed, or sent via fax to the City Administrator’s office during regular office hours, except during legal holidays.

FOIA Records Request Form:

Chester FOIA Form

The location and records request contact information is as follows:

Stephanie Jackson, City Administrator
Office of the City Administrator
City of Chester
City Hall
100 West End Street,
Chester, SC 29706
Phone: 803-581-2123, 803-899-0396
Fax: 803-377-1116

Chester City Administrator

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