Lieutenant Bradley is originally from Mills River North Carolina. He graduated from Western Carolina University in 1996 with a degree in Criminal Justice and completed his Basic Law Enforcement training in 1998 in North Carolina top of his class. He started his career with Laurel Park Police Department and Henderson County Sheriff’s Department, both in North Carolina
Lieutenant Bradley has worked for the Charleston Police Department since 1999. His career has taken him through many different divisions with the Department to include: Mounted Horse Patrol, Foot Patrol, Narcotics Unit; as well as, Patrol Teams 1,2,3,4, and 5. As part of patrol, Lieutenant Bradley served as a team supervisor and Administrative Sgt (Teams 2,3, and 4). He was also a Sgt in Investigations over the Robbery Unit. Lieutenant Bradley has been an active firearms instructor since 2007 and served 4 years as the Rangemaster within Professional Training and Development Unit. He holds armorer certifications for all firearms utilized by the department. He served 14 years as a SWAT member, 9 of those years as Assistant Team Leader, and a member of the Sniper Element. Lieutenant Bradley currently serves as Commander over the Special Events and Off Duty section of the department and provides oversight of the SWAT, EOD, and K9 units, which fall under the Special Operations Unit.
Lieutenant Bradley has received numerous awards during his time with the department to include the Chief’s Award of Merit, 2018 NRA Firearms Instructor of the year, and several commendations within the department for outstanding performance in the line of duty. Lieutenant Bradley also holds a Basic Instructor certification from SCCJA and continues to teach numerous topics for the department. He is a current member of the NTOA, NLEFIA, FOP, and PBA.
Lieutenant Byrne has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience. He has been assigned as the Team 9 commander since May, 2019, overseeing the officers who patrol the city’s Central Business District along King Street, Market Street, and the surrounding neighborhoods. Lieutenant Byrne joined the Charleston Police Department in January, 2000, and his initial assignment was as a patrol officer in Team 4. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2003, to Sergeant in 2007, and to Lieutenant in 2012. He served as a patrol supervisor in Teams 4 and 1, and he spent three years as an investigator in the Professional Standards Office. His previous command roles have included serving as a midnight shift Command Duty Officer and as the Team 5 Commander.
Lieutenant Byrne spent more than 15 years as a member of the department’s Explosive Devices Team, leaving as the longest-serving member and bomb technician in the team’s history. He graduated from the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School in May, 2005 and received certification as a bomb technician. Lieutenant Byrne served as the Bomb Squad Commander from November, 2016 through December, 2018, at which time he concluded his service with the team.
Prior to joining the Charleston Police Department, Lieutenant Byrne served as a Border Patrol Agent with the United States Border Patrol. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, with dual majors in Business, Economics, and the Law, and Political Science. Lieutenant Byrne is a graduate of Session 74 of PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP). He was a joint recipient of the 2006 Officer of the Year award from the Exchange Club of Charleston. He is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI).
Lieutenant Timothy Dasher is originally from Folkston, Georgia. He attended and graduated from Charlton County High School. He then went on to attend Gardner-Webb University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a Minor in Criminal Justice. He continued his educational journey and earned a Masters of Arts in Corporate Security Management at Webster University. While in college, Lieutenant Dasher received numerous athletic awards for football achievements. Prior to joining the Police Department Lieutenant Dasher played Semi-Pro Football with the Carolina Twisters.
During his 20-year tenure in Law Enforcement, he has been assigned to various areas within the organization to include: Uniform Patrol Division, Crime Prevention unit for Public Housing, Central Investigation Division, Community Action Team 4 Supervisor, Administrative Sergeant for Teams 1 and 4 and Office of Internal Affairs. He is currently assigned as the Commander of Team 1 Patrol.
In addition to his various assignments, Lieutenant Dasher served on the Special Weapons and Tactics Team for 11 years. He also works with the recruitment team for the Police Department, mentoring officers coming on the job. He has a passion for ministry and pridefully serves as a Minister at New Life Christian Fellowship Church in Goose Creek, where he is able to serve his community. His greatest pleasure is spending time with family and friends.Email
Lieutenant Kelly Freshman was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. She graduated from Charleston Southern University with a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. After graduating from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in 2002, she was assigned to Team 2 as a patrol officer and field training officer. During her 19-year career, she has served as a Special Victim's Unit Detective, Team 2 patrol supervisor, Team 3 Administrative Sergeant and the Special Victim's Unit Supervisor. Lt. Freshman was previously the night shift Command Duty Officer. Lt. Freshman is currently the Commander of the Crimes Against Property Unit in the Central Division.
In addition to these assignments, she has been a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team since 2008.
Lieutenant Robert Gamard graduated from the University of South Carolina in the Spring of 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. In August 1997 he attended the First Police Corps Training Academy in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from the Police Corps, he began working here at the Charleston Police Department in the Patrol Division. His previous experience includes 13 years in the Uniformed Patrol Division (Team’s One, Two, Three and Foot Patrol) along with assignments in the warrants division as well as the Administrative Sergeant in both Team’s One and Two. When assigned to Team One, he also served on the CPD Hiring Board and as the Patrol Training Coordinator for new recruits. He also served as a midnight Command Duty Officer, Team Two Commander and the Crimes Against Property Commander in the Central Investigations Division. He is a recent graduate of the Senior Management Institute of Police (SMIP) in Boston, MA.
In addition to the above various assignments, Lieutenant Gamard has assisted in instructing many training classes here at CPD to include Leadership, Block Training and the Field Training Program. He is also a certified OC and Taser Instructor. He is a co-commander of the Peer Support Team. He is currently assigned as the Commander of Professional Development and Training.
Lieutenant Heath King is currently assigned as the Commander of Team Four (West Ashley). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina.
He is also a 1997 graduate of the Baltimore, Maryland Police Corps Academy. After graduating from the Police Corps, he began at the Charleston Police Department in the Team One patrol division. Lt. King also spent time in Team Four and as a fugitive investigator in the Warrants Division. He also spent time in the Traffic Division as a motor officer and supervisor. He was certified in Collision Reconstruction and assisted in the investigation of major collisions that occurred in the city. Lt. King also served as patrol supervisor in the Team Two area and was assigned as the Tourism Liaison for the Police Department. He worked daily with the city's business services, zoning, planning and transportation departments to maintain a successful management plan for the city's growing hospitality areas. Prior to his current assignment, Lt. King was the Commander of Team Nine (Central Business District), the portion of the city that included the Market and King Street.
Lieutenant Paul Krasowski
Lieutenant Paul Krasowski grew up in Newtown, Connecticut. He attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in 2005. Paul joined the Charleston Police Department in 2006. After graduating from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, he began working as a patrol officer in Team 3, serving the Johns and James Island areas. Paul transferred to the Team 2 Tourism Oriented Police Services Unit in 2009 and became a bike patrol officer. During this same time, he attended the College of Charleston Graduate School and earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 2011.
Paul transferred to the Central Investigations Division in 2012, where he served as a detective in the Robbery Division. The following year, Paul was transferred to the Violent Crimes/Homicide Division. In 2015, Paul was selected to become an Auxiliary Polygraph Examiner for CPD and attended the American International Institute of Polygraph (AIIP) in Stockbridge, GA. While still maintaining his duties as a detective in the Violent Crime/Homicide Division, Paul completed an extensive internship and obtained his polygraph license, issued through the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
Paul was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in July 2017 and supervised a patrol squad in Team 4, serving the West Ashley area. He transferred back to Central Investigations Division in September 2018 and supervised the Violent Crimes/Homicide Unit until earning his promotion to Lieutenant in June 2021. Paul now serves as the Commander of Team 7, which includes the Traffic and Harbor Patrol Divisions and the Transport Unit.Email
Lieutenant Patrick McLaughlin
Lieutenant Tonatte Mitchell began her career at the Charleston Police Department on January 26, 1996. She graduated from Burke High School, Charleston, SC in June 1989. Lt. Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Benedict College in May 1995 and earned her Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University in May 2000.
During her tenure in law enforcement Lt. Mitchell has worked in the following areas: Uniform Division, Team One (Downtown), Team Four (West Ashley), as a patrol officer, Team Supervisor and Team Investigator. Lt Mitchell was also an Investigator and Supervisor for the Vice Unit, Investigator in Professional Standards, Supervisor of Recruitment and Retention Department. She is currently the Lieutenant Commander for the Community Outreach Division.
Lt Mitchell has served on the following boards: Chief’s Council, Career Enhancement Process Training Review Committee, Interview Board, Illumination Project, and the Recruitment Oral Board. Lt. Mitchell also served as an Instructor for the Charleston Police Department where she taught Fair and Impartial Police Training to department personnel and community leaders.
Since her inception as a police officer, Lt. Mitchell has received numerous departmental commendations for outstanding acts and dedication to duty.
Lt. Mitchell is a Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and a faithful member of Emanuel AME Church (West Ashley).Email
Lt. Salkeld graduated from the College of Charleston in 1997 with a BA in Corporate Communications with a minor in Business administration. He began his career with the Charleston Police Department in 1998 as a reserve officer and began his full time career in July of 2000. He was assigned to Team 4 as a patrol officer, and became a field training officer in 2002 and later a patrol training officer through 2010. He was promoted to Senior Police Officer in early 2008, then promoted to Master Police Officer in late 2008. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2010 and transferred to Team 1 as a squad supervisor. While in Team 1 he served as the Patrol training coordinator for new recruits from 2013 to 2018 and was the Flex squad supervisor from 2016 to 2018. In 2018 he was transferred to Team 3 as the team’s Administrative Sergeant. He was promoted to Lieutenant of Police in November of 2020 and assigned to the overnight Command Duty Officer position. He currently serves as the commander of the Crime Inteligence Unit and Special Enforcement Team.
Lt. Salkeld was a member of the Explosive Devices team from 2005 through 2020. He was also a ATF explosive detective K9 handler from 2006 through 2013. As a member of the EDT unit, Lt. Salkeld assisted in the administrative management of the team to include budgeting, grant submission and equipment procurement.
Lieutenant Bryant Tatman
Lieutenant Bryant Tatman currently serves as the Team 3 Patrol Commander after serving as a Command Duty Officer. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware where he doubled-majored in Political Science and Criminal Justice. He joined the Charleston Police Department in 2004 and was a Distinguished Graduate at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. His past assignments include Patrol Officer in Teams 3 and 4, Detective in the Central Investigations Robbery Unit, and Patrol Sergeant in Teams 1 and 2.
In addition to his primary duties, Lieutenant Tatman has served as a Field Training Officer, a Specific Skills Instructor, a certified Taser Instructor, and a Police Driving Instructor. In those roles, he has assisted in the development and implementation of the Department's in-service training on use of force scenarios and emergency vehicle operations. He was also a member of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Team, until his most recent promotion in 2020.
Lieutenant Corey Taylor
Lieutenant Matthew Wojslawowicz was born and raised in Bayonne, New Jersey and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of Richmond. Lieutenant Wojslawowicz joined the Charleston Police Department in January 2004 and is a March 2004 graduate of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. Lieutenant Wojslawowicz has served as a patrol officer and field training officer in Team 4, was assigned to the Traffic Division where he served as a crash and hit & run investigator and was a founding member of the DUI Task Force, and as a detective in the Burglary Unit prior to prompting to the rank of Sergeant in 2011. As a sergeant, Lt. Wojslawowicz then served as a patrol sergeant in Team 2 and the administrative sergeant in the Traffic Division. Lt. Wojslawowicz was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2018 and currently serves as the Commander of Team 5 (Daniel Island/Cainhoy), as well as the commander of the Civil Disturbance Unit. His previous assignments command experience includes assignments as the Command Duty Officer and the commander of the Traffic Division within Special Operations where he also served as the commander of the Major Accident Investigation Team. Lieutenant Wojslawowicz has received more than 250 formal hours of training in collision reconstruction and has been recognized as an expert witness in collision reconstruction on multiple occasions during both criminal and civil trials. Lieutenant Wojslawowicz also serves as an instructor in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST).