Chief of Police

Chief Reynolds Luther Reynolds
Chief of Police
Charleston Police Department


Professional Summary

Luther T. Reynolds was appointed Chief of Police of the Charleston Police Department on April 16, 2018, following 29 years of professional law enforcement experience proudly serving the residents of Montgomery County, Maryland.

Chief Reynolds was previously an Assistant Chief of Police for the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland since 2013. He has worked for the Montgomery County Police Department since 1988 and held the ranks of Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and Assistant Chief. He served as Captain/Station Commander in the 2nd District, Captain/Director of the Personnel Division, Captain/Director of the Training and Education Division, Captain/Commander of the Special Operations Division, Captain/Station Commander, Assistant Chief of the Administrative Bureau, and Assistant Chief of the Patrol Bureau.

Chief Reynolds has worked with highly diverse communities, including those representing over 150 languages and an even more significant number of cultures. During his service as Assistant Chief of the Patrol Bureau, he had oversight and responsibility for the Community Engagement Division, which encompassed many related programs, relationships, and engagement activities.

Education/Advanced Training

Chief Reynolds has a Master of Science degree in Business with a concentration in Information Systems Technology from Johns Hopkins University. He has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Florida State University. He graduated from the FBI’s National Academy and National Executive Institute, the Major Cities Chiefs Association’s Police Executive Leadership Institute (PELI), and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP).