Public Safety Committee

Members are appointed by the Mayor and Town Council and serve for one-year terms. The Town Staff serves as Committee Chairman. Terms expire January 31st. 

The Committee performs the following functions:

  1. Coordinate Town public safety and security activities with all other island security services.
  2. Serve as liaison with the St. Johns Fire District, Charleston County Emergency Medical Services, and the Charleston County Sheriff's Office Supervisor of the Town's contracted CCSP deputies.
  3. Monitor the performance and activities of the Towns contract beach patrol service. 
  4. Monitor the Code Enforcement activities of the Town for all areas within its jurisdiction.
  5. Devise a long-term island security plan.
  6. Ensure that in the event of a natural disaster, appropriate plans are in force to accommodate evacuation, emergency law enforcement, and any other services required to ensure the personal safety of all citizens, property owners, and visitors to Kiawah Island and to secure all properties within the boundaries of the jurisdiction of the Town. 
  7. At the will and direction of the Town Council, engage in any activities, investigations, analyses, etc., relating to public welfare and safety.
  8. Make recommendations to Town Council on ways to improve the quality of public safety on the island. 
Bi-Monthly, every 2nd Thursday at 11:00 a.m.
To view Minutes and Agenda

Town Staff (Chair) 
Craig Harris, Public Safety Director, | 843-768-9166 ext. 133

First Name Last Name Email Phone
Yvonne Johnstone, Director of Security, KIGR (843) 480-2509
Nancy Robison, Eden-Freshfields Village (843) 206-0023
Steve Rolando, Kiawah Island Golf Resort (914) 494-9438
Mark Ruppel, Director of Security, KICA (843) 768-9194
Stanley Sines (843) 725-8447
Bill Thomae (843) 768-9166