The availability of police presence and services for Seabrook, Kiawah, and Lower Johns Island has long been a concern of local residents and officials. Charleston County Sheriff Kristen Graziano addressed this issue at the August 15 meeting of the Town of Seabrook Island Public Safety Committee. She explained that a realignment of county law enforcement resources was needed.
Previously, District 10 comprised Johns, Wadmalaw, Seabrook and Kiawah Islands, which is an expansive geographic area. Effective July 1, 2023, a new District 11 was created separating a significant area from District 10. The newly configured District 11 now includes Seabrook, Kiawah and Lower Johns Island.
This new district configuration guarantees round-the-clock surveillance with visible patrols, substantially bolstering coverage for the islands. The enhanced coverage serves as a force multiplier for the region and contributes to reduced response times.