F A Q
Where is the Police Department located?
We are in the Easley Law Enforcement Center, located at 220 North West Main Street.
Do you operate 24 hours a day?
Yes. If you walk in, you may speak to the Desk Officer, during regular business hours weekdays, If the Desk Officer is not available, or it is a night time or on the weekend, contact a Telecommunication by the phone located in the lobby.
Our patrol officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What if I need to speak to a specific officer about my case?
Contact the Desk Officer or Communications. If the officer is on duty, they will be radioed to come in and speak with you. If he or she is not on duty, Communication can send they a message to contact you on the next day the officer is on duty.
How can I get a copy of a police report?
Come to the Law Enforcement Center and speak to one of our records personnel. You may be asked to provide your case number if you have it. The Records Administrator is able to release copies of reports to crime victims at no cost. Any other person or business may request a copy of an Incident Report after a FOIA request is submitted. Certain portions of Incident Report may be redacted (deleted) as required by the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act. In certain situations, there may be a cost for providing records to the public.
My friend just got arrested, What now?
All arrestees are brought to the Easley Law Enforcement Center for booking and to await arraignment by one of the Municipal Judges. After they have been seen by the Judge and a bond has been set, they may be released on a Personal Recognizance Bond or detained pending the posting of a Surety Bond. At that time they may be transported to the Pickens County Detention center at 710 South Catherine Street in Pickens. Once a Surety Bond has been posted, the arrestee can be released.
How do I post my friend's Surety Bond?
Surety Bonds are posted through a Licensed Bonding Company. There are numerous bondsmen and bondswomen who are license in Pickens County. The Police Department cannot recommend any specific bonding company. You may find a bonding company through a internet search if you do not know one. The insurance premium they charge if they agree to work with you is capped at 10% of the face value of the bond. For instance, you may be required to give the bonding company $1,000.00 to post a $10,000.00 bond. Some bonding companies may charge a lesser premium but 10% is the max.
Once the bond paperwork has be completed by the bonding company and the Municipal Judge, a release order will be issued to the appropriate detention center.
The Judge has set a cash bond, What does that mean?
If the Municipal Judge sets a cash bond, generally the Arrestee or someone acting on his or her behalf, must put up the bond amount in cash with the Municipal Court. These monies are held in trust by the Court and may be returned to the Arrestee if he is found not guilty. If the Arrestee pleads guilty or is found guilty in Court, the bond may be applied to any fine that may be imposed.