Professional Standards

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                                                                Kathy Harveston, Captain
                                                                Office: (803) 329-7031
                                                                Fax: (803) 325-2516


Office: (803) 329-7225

Fax: (803) 329-7260

Professional Standards

The Professional Standards Captain is responsible for Community Services, Internal Affairs and Training and Recruiting. Each of the larger components has a first line supervisor who reports to the Professional Standards Captain. The Professional Standards Captain reports to the Major.  

Community Services Unit

Community Services Unit is responsible for coordinating youth services, community services and crime prevention activities for the Department. The Lieutenant reports to the Professional Standards Captain. The Community Services Sergeant reports to the Community Services Supervisor and is responsible for the assignment of investigations of crimes suspected to be committed by juvenile offenders, overall case management of juvenile criminal cases, including the security of the manual case files, and the monitoring of changes in the law applicable to juvenile procedures and keeping other Department members up to date on changes as they occur.

Tim Ayers, LT
(803) 329-7262

Anthony Ellis, Sgt 
(803) 329-5541 

School Resource Officers (SRO’s) report to the Community Services Supervisor and serve the middle and high schools in the city limits of Rock Hill. These officers will act as liaisons between the students and faculty and the Department. The SRO’s assist in criminal investigations that involve juvenile offenders and victims.

The Safety Education Officer is responsible for the Safety Patrol Program with the School District’s elementary schools, overseeing the school crossing guard program, and the planning and implementation of the annual Safety Patrol trip. Other duties include coordination and operation of the Worthy Boys and Girls Camp (including fund raising activities), community speaking, and recruiting volunteers for these and other Department programs. In addition, the Safety Education Officer also assists in other youth and community service activities as required and reports to the Community Services Supervisor. 

Chris Nelson, MPOI
(803) 329-7285 

Internal Affairs Unit

The Internal Affairs Unit is responsible for the personnel functions of the Department, including recruiting, selection, hiring, retention, promotion and discipline. The Professional Standards supervisor directs internal affairs and staff inspections and oversees the Accreditation process.

Recruiting is assigned to a Recruiting Officer, who is responsible for the coordination of all Department recruiting efforts. The Recruiting Officer reports to the IA Sergeant.  Visit the Rock Hill Police Recruitment website at

The Accreditation Manager manages the law enforcement accreditation process. In addition, the Chief of Police may assign special projects to this Department member, especially planning and research projects. The Accreditation Manager reports to the IA supervisor.

Training Unit

Training is staffed by a Training Lieutenant and a Training Sergeant, who is responsible for the coordination of training at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, in-service training, and specialized instruction. The Training Sergeant is also responsible for maintaining training records, as well as assisting in training functions pertaining to CALEA standards and the Department’s Career Ladder and serving as the Department’s Career Development Counselor.