Wild Dunes Gates & Security


Access through our security gates is controlled to protect the privacy of our residents and guests. Residents, guests and those working within Wild Dunes must have a valid decal or pass to enter our community.

Main Gate – Residents and Guests of Residents
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Telephone: 843-886-2128
Facsimile: 843-886-2129

Palm Gate – Commercial Vehicle Access
Monday – Saturday, 7 am – 6 pm
Sunday 9 am – 5 pm
Telephone: 843-886-2128

Wild Dunes Resort Entrance
Guests staying at the Boardwalk Inn, Residences of Sweetgrass, Sweetgrass Inn and all other Wild Dunes Resort rental properties enter through the Resort gate.

Allied Universal is currently the Security Services Provider for Wild Dunes Community Association.

Allied Universal Security Services
Captain – Larry Pipes
Direct Telephone: 843-886-2128

Isle of Palms Police Department
Isle of Palms Police has jurisdiction in Wild Dunes and is responsible for monitoring speeding and enforcing traffic laws in the Community under the SC Uniform Traffic Act. WDCA works closely with the Chief Kevin Cornett of the Isle Palms Police to keep our Community safe. The Isle of Palms Police Department has twenty-two (22) sworn police officers and seven (7) non-sworn personnel serving a population of approximately 5,000 citizens on the Isle of Palms. The department provides such services as Crime Prevention, Criminal Investigations, Traffic Enforcement, Victim Services, Animal Services and Beach Patrol to those that live, work and visit the Isle of Palms. For more information visit:

Click here to view the Community Crime Map –

Isle of Palms Fire Department
The Isle of Palms Fire Department consists of (33) full-time positions including (1) Fire Chief, (1) Training Officer, (1) Fire Inspector, (3) Battalion Chiefs, (3) Captains, (12) Engineers, (12) Firefighters, (3) part-time positions and up to fifteen (15) volunteers. Equipment currently consists of (1) 2009 E-1 Rescue Pumper (1) 2003 E-1 95′ Platform, (1) 2003 E-1 75′ Aerial, (1) 2003 E-1 Rescue Pumper, (1) 1999 Rescue One Ladder Service Vehicle, (4) boats, (2) Yamaha Jet Skis, (3) ATVs, and (4) 4×4 pickup trucks. Under the direction of Fire Chief Craig Oliverius the department responds to all types of emergencies including, but not limited to, the following: structure fires, brush fires, car fires, boat fires and other marine emergencies, hazmat calls, vehicle accidents, medical calls, searches for missing people, animal rescues, water rescues in the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway and surrounding bodies of water. The department responds to two neighboring unincorporated islands, (Goat Island and Dewees Island) when resources are available to do so. The department’s average response time is less than three (3) minutes. The department conducts fire inspections, fire prevention activities; inspection and installation of smoke detectors free of charge, and is very active in community service and public relations. The department gives and receives mutual aid throughout Charleston County. Teams of personnel from the Isle of Palms Fire Department have responded to provide relief to several areas devastated by hurricanes and floods. For more information visit: