Chief of Police

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Kelvin Waites was appointed Chief of Police for the Georgetown Police Department in August of 2016.  Chief Waites began his law enforcement career with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office in 1997 after serving in the United States Army.  For the next nineteen years Chief Waites would serve in both Georgetown and Horry Counties as a Criminal Investigator with the 15th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office, a Lieutenant at the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, a Captain at the Georgetown Police Department, and more recently a Deputy Chief of Police at the Horry County Police Department.

Chief Waites has had the opportunity over the course of his career to work every aspect of law enforcement which includes patrol operations, criminal investigations, narcotics’ investigations, as well as police administration.

Chief Waites’ education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree from Charleston Southern University in Organizational Management.  He is a graduate of the prestigious F.B.I. National Academy (class #248) located at Quantico, Virginia, and also a graduate of the Drug Unit Commanders Academy (class # 60) which is also located at Quantico, Virginia.

Chief Waites is a member of the FBINAA, and a member of the South Carolina Police Chief’s Association.