Naomi Broughton

Police Department
Title: Deputy Chief
Phone: 843-720-2400
Naomi Broughton

Deputy Chief Naomi Broughton was born and raised in Charleston, S.C. and attended Chicora High School. After high school she attended Baptist College at Charleston and received a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Physical Education. 

Early Career
Deputy Chief Broughton joined Charleston Police Department in 1985 and was assigned to Team One. After Team One she was assigned to the Mounted Patrol where she was promoted to the ranks of Corporal and Sergeant. After serving twelve years in the Mounted Patrol, she was transferred to the Desk where she served in the capacity of a Desk Sergeant. In 1998 she was transferred to Team Two and served as the Administrative Sergeant. In 2000 she earned a Master of Arts Degree at Webster University as well as completed the Police Executive Course at the Southern Police Institute in Louisville Kentucky.

In 2000 she was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. As a Lieutenant she has served as Team Four Commander, Team Five Commander and an Administrative Lieutenant.

In her career at Charleston Police Department she has represented the Police Department in many National and International exchange programs including Australia, Holland, Israel and the United States.

In 2006 she was promoted and became the first female Captain of the Charleston Police Department. She served as the Captain of the Special Operation Bureau which consists of:
  • Bomb Team
  • Crisis Negotiation
  • Disaster Response
  • Dive Team
  • Homeland Security
  • Honor Guard
  • K-9
  • Pipe Band
  • SWAT
  • Traffic
In 2015 she was promoted and became the first female Major of the Charleston Police Department. She served as the Deputy Bureau Commander of the Investigations, Community Outreach and Support Services Bureau which consists of:
  • Central Investigations
  • Community Outreach
  • Crime Intelligence Operation Center and Special Projects
  • Forensic Services
  • Professional Development and Training
  • Special Investigations Unit
  • Support Services
In 2016 she was promoted and became the first female Deputy Chief of the Charleston Police Department

Deputy Chief Broughton is currently the Bureau Commander of the Operations Bureau which consists of:
  • Patrol Teams:
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 9
  • Special Events and Secondary Employment
  • Special Operations
    • Civil Disturbance Unit
    • Crisis Negotiation Team
    • Explosive Devices Team
    • Harbor Patrol
    • K-9
    • School Resource Officers
    • School Security Response Team
    • SWAT
    • Transport
    • Underwater Response Team
    • Traffic
Service Time
Deputy Chief Broughton is a retired Chief Marine Science Technician in the United States Coast Guard Reserve. In her twenty three years of service she obtained the rank of Chief Petty Officer and was chosen as one of the members of the first group of the Coast Guard to respond to Iraq to assist the Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In April 2003, she was chosen as the Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year. Deputy Chief Naomi Broughton has 33 years of Law Enforcement experience.

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