Chief of Police

Chief Mike Hanshaw

Chief Mike Hanshaw started his career in Law Enforcement in 1997 with the Simpsonville Police Department as a Patrol Officer. As a Patrol Officer he worked the night shift where he was responsible for handling calls for service and enforcing state and local laws and ordinances in the city limits of Simpsonville. He would later take a job with the Myrtle Beach Police Department in December of 1998. While working in Myrtle Beach he was a member of the night time Waterfront unit, which was responsible for handling calls for service and enforcing state and local laws and ordinances on Ocean Boulevard and the downtown area. Family would bring him back to the Simpsonville area in October of 2000 at which time he returned to the Simpsonville Police Department where he started and is currently working.  He was placed in Uniform Patrol upon his return where he worked his way up through the ranks eventually making Sergeant over one of the shifts.  In 2005, he was transferred over to the Criminal Investigations Division as an Investigator working on property crimes. He was later responsible for investigating violent crimes and sex crimes. In 2013 he was again promoted to Sergeant over the Criminal Investigations Division.  In 2014 he then was promoted to the position of Operations Captain, where he served as the Commander over the uniform patrol division, to include all patrol officers, dispatchers, and reserves.  Now, in March, 2017, Mike has once again been promoted and is now serving our community as the  Interim Chief of Police.  He was appointed to this position by the City Administrator and City Council.

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