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.