Deputy Chiefs

Deputy Chief 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. 

Deputy Chief Broughton joined CPD 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 Homeland Security, Disaster Response, SWAT, K-9, Bomb Team, Traffic, Dive Team, Honor Guard, Crisis Negotiation, and Pipe Band. 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, Special Investigations Unit, Forensic Services, Crime Intelligence Operation Center & Special Projects, Support Services, Professional Development & Training and Community Outreach. 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 & Secondary Employment and Special Operations (Traffic, Transport, K-9, Harbor Patrol, School Resource Officers, School Security Response Team, SWAT, Explosive Devices Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, Underwater Response Team and the Civil Disturbance Unit).

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 38 years of Law Enforcement experience. 


Deputy Chief Chito Walker

Deputy Chief Chito Walker is a native of Greenville, SC, and began his professional law enforcement career with the Charleston Police Department in 2000. He was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief in March 2020 and currently serves as the Operations Bureau Commander.   

During his tenure, Deputy Chief Walker served in various capacities within the Charleston Police Department to include patrolman in Team 4 and Safe Streets Unit, detective in Special Investigations Unit, and operator/marksman on the SWAT Team. As a sergeant, he served as patrol supervisor and administrative sergeant in Team 4, and Team Leader of Swat. 

His previous command duties are as follows:

*2012-2012 – Lieutenant / Command Duty Officer

*2012-2015 - Lieutenant/Commander West Ashley Patrol Team

*2015-2016 - Lieutenant/Commander Central Investigations Property Crime Unit

*2016-2018 - Captain/ Division Commander West Patrol & Special Operations 

*2018-2020 - Captain/ Division Commander Professional Standards (Internal Affairs/Professional Development & Training/Accreditation/Recruitment & Retention) 

Deputy Chief Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from South Carolina State University and a Masters of Arts Degree in Management from Webster University. Additionally, he is a graduate of the 260th session of the FBI National Academy, the 5th session of the Department of Homeland Security Leadership Academy, and the South Carolina Command College. He also has had the privilege of attending numerous training courses in tactics, investigations and leadership throughout his professional career.


Deputy Chief Walker is a distinguished member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and also holds professional affiliations with the FBINA Association; the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE); the National Tactical Officer Association (NTOA) and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge Number 5.