About Brian Ambrose
Captain Brian Ambrose is a native of the Charleston area. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Erskine College. He previously served as a reserve police officer with the Due West Police Department.
Captain Ambrose started as a full time officer with Charleston in 1997, and graduated with honors from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. He has worked in the Uniform Patrol Division (Teams 1, 2 and 4), Central Detectives Division, and as a Command Duty Officer.
Captain Ambrose is currently the Strategic Analysis and Innovations Division Commander. He oversees the operations of the Community Outreach office, Crime Intelligence Operations Center, Grants, and the Special Projects Unit.
Captain Ambrose specialized in Homeland Security issues after 9/11, and attended numerous training classes on Weapons of Mass Destruction and anti-terrorism operations and investigations. He serves as an instructor for the Department and has taught classes on:
- Active Shooter response
- Defensive Tactics
- Integrating Communications, Assessments, and Tactics (ICAT.)
- WMD response
He recently served as an instructor for the U.S. Virgin Islands Public Safety Support Foundation on Use of Force and De-escalation topics through the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is a graduate of the 2009 Carolina Command College sponsored by the FBI. Captain Ambrose also graduated from the Police Executive Research Forum's 60th session of the Senior Management Institute for Police in 2015. Captain Ambrose is the Department's liaison with the Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch Center, and was recently selected to serve as a law enforcement advisor on the South Carolina Department of Mental Health Planning Council.