Police Department

Message from the Chief

Welcome to the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department web site. Through this site I wish to convey a portrayal of the professional men and women who serve this organization and glimpse of the services that our law enforcement agency provides to the citizens of Batesburg-Leesville. 

The Batesburg-Leesville Police Department is comprised of 22 sworn law enforcement officers, an Investigator, as well as 4 law enforcement dispatchers and detention officers. All of our employees are fully certified through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy as either Class 1 or Class 2 Officers. This agency is comprised of three primary functions, with those functions being Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations, as well as Dispatch and Detention Center Operations. 

The Batesburg-Leesville Police Department additionally ensures that our officers are prepared to manage any situation that we may be called to serve, by providing our officers with regular training that is both general and specialized in nature. Through preparation and continual training our officers are fully capable of providing law enforcement services in a highly efficient and effective manner. 

By having a forward looking vision, while maintaining a pulse on the community, and monitoring potential future social trends and anticipating potential national trends in the law enforcement community, the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department is able to prepare for, adjust to, and meet any future community challenges.

I am very proud to head a law enforcement agency whose men and women exhibit such pride and professionalism in the services that they impart to the community. It is my hope that you will take a moment to review the humble representations contained within the pages of our website as an example of some of the services that our law enforcement agency provides to the Batesburg-Leesville Community. 


Chief W. Wallace Oswald