Captain Bruder completed the SC Police Corps in 2002 and started with the Department assigned to Team 1. Later, moving on to the Narcotics Unit and Team 4 Patrol. In 2010, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was the first supervisor of the Field Intelligence Unit. His assignment before being promoted to Lieutenant in 2015 was to oversee the creation of the School Security Response Team. As a Lieutenant, Captain Bruder served as a Patrol Commander for Team 4 (West Ashley) and Team 3 (James & Johns Islands) and as Chief of Staff in the Office of the Chief of Police. Captain Bruder has commanded the Special Operations Division and is currently the commander of the Patrol Division. In addition to his primary duties, he is also a member of the Police Executive Research Forum and the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing. He is also an NIJ/IACP Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Scholar. In addition to his various assignments, Captain Bruder served on the SWAT Team as an operator for nine years.
Captain Jason Bruder graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Long Island University with a Master of Science in Homeland Security Management. He has extensive training in high-risk operations and firearms instructions and is certified in Crisis Intervention. He is also a graduate of the 62nd Session of the Administrative Offices Management Program and the 279th Session of the FBI National Academy.
Anthony Cretella Captain Professional Standards Division
Captain Cretella joined the Charleston Police Department in April of 2005 and served as a patrolman in Team 2 and Team 4. From there, he became the Department’s lead training officer for the Professional Development and Training Office in May 2010. Captain Cretella was promoted out of the office as a Sergeant and assigned as a squad supervisor in Team 4. He also served as the Patrol Training Sergeant for Team 4. In April 2015, he became the Sergeant of the Professional Standards Office. In 2016, Captain Cretella was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and served as the midnight shift Command Duty Officer, the Commander of Team 4 (West Ashley), and the Commander of Internal Affairs. Captain Cretella currently serves as the Commander of the Professional Standards Division.
Captain Anthony Cretella graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in December 2004. Captain Cretella is also a graduate of the 75th session of the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP).
Captain Andre Jenkins is from Eutawville, South Carolina, and graduated from Holly Hill-Roberts High School in Holly Hill, South Carolina. Following his collegiate career, he joined the Charleston Police Department as a patrolman in Team 1. As a member of the Police Department, he has served in different units, including Foot Patrol, Narcotics, SWAT, Team 4 Power Squad, FIU, Command Duty Officer, and the Commander of Special Investigations and Patrol Team 1. Captain Jenkins currently serves as the Commander of the Investigations Division.
Captain Jenkins received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from South Carolina State University.
Captain McFadden interned with the Charleston Police Department during her senior year at the Citadel in 2007 and was hired directly after graduation. She was assigned to Team 1 and served as a patrol officer, patrol training officer, and investigator for six years. In 2013, she transferred to Central Investigations as a Detective in the Special Victims Unit. In 2015, Captain McFadden was promoted to Master Police Officer and assigned to Team 1 as a squad supervisor. She ascended to Sergeant, where she continued to serve as a supervisor in Team 1. In 2016, she returned to Central Investigations as the Burglary unit supervisor. She was later promoted to Lieutenant and served as the Team 7 commander. In 2021, she was promoted to Captain and currently serves as the Commander of the Community-Oriented Policing Division.
Captain Kristy McFadden graduated from The Citadel Class of 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. She earned her Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from South University in 2011.
Matthew Stanley Captain Special Operations Division
During his 17-year career in law enforcement, he worked in the following areas: Uniform Patrol Division, Team 2 Investigations, and Central Investigation Division (Violent Crimes Unit/Homicide). He served as the Commander of Crimes Against Persons in the Central Investigations Division. He is currently the commander of the Special Operations Division. In addition to his various assignments, Lieutenant Stanley is an active member of the Crisis Negotiation Team and has served on the Team since 2008. He was promoted to captain in 2022 and is the Commander of Special Operations.
Captain Matthew Stanley earned a Master of Science in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University. Captain Stanley is a 2015 graduate of the Administrative Officers Management Program (AOMP), which provides graduate-level management and leadership education for law enforcement professionals as part of the School of Public and International Affairs at North Carolina State University.