Lieutenants

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Lt Mitchell
Tonatte Mitchell
Lieutenant
Community Outreach


Professional Summary 

Lieutenant Tonatte Mitchell began her career at the Charleston Police Department on January 26, 1996. During her tenure in law enforcement, Lt. Mitchell has worked in the following areas: Patrol Division, Team One (Downtown), and Team Four (West Ashley), as a patrol officer, team sergeant, and team investigator. Lt Mitchell was also an investigator and supervisor for the Vice Unit, an investigator in Internal Affairs, and a supervisor of the Recruitment and Retention Division. She is currently the commander of the Community Outreach Division.

Lt. Mitchell has served on the following boards: Chief’s Council, Career Enhancement Process Training Review Committee, Interview Board, Illumination Project, and the Recruitment Oral Board. Lt. Mitchell also served as an instructor for the Charleston Police Department, where she taught Fair and Impartial Police Training to department personnel and community leaders. Lt. Mitchell is a Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and a faithful member of Emanuel AME Church (West Ashley).

Education/Advanced Training


She graduated from Burke High School, Charleston, SC, in June 1989. Lt. Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Benedict College in May 1995 and her Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University in May 2000. 

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Lt Bradley







Lieutenant Bradley is originally from Mills River North Carolina. He graduated from Western Carolina University in 1996 with a degree in Criminal Justice and completed his Basic Law Enforcement training in 1998 in North Carolina top of his class.  He started his career with Laurel Park Police Department and Henderson County Sheriff’s Department, both in North Carolina

Lieutenant Bradley has worked for the Charleston Police Department since 1999.  His career has taken him through many different divisions with the Department including Mounted Horse Patrol, Foot Patrol, Narcotics Unit; as well as, Patrol Teams 1,2,3,4, and 5. As part of the patrol, Lieutenant Bradley served as a team supervisor and Administrative Sgt (Teams 2,3, and 4).  He was also a Sgt in Investigations over the Robbery Unit.  Lieutenant Bradley has been an active firearms instructor since 2007 and served 4 years as the Rangemaster within Professional Training and Development Unit. He holds armorer certifications for all firearms utilized by the department.  He served 14 years as a SWAT member, 9 of those years as Assistant Team Leader, and a member of the Sniper Element.   Lieutenant Bradley currently serves as Commander over the Special Events and Off-Duty section of the department and provides oversight of the SWAT, EOD, and K9 units, which fall under the Special Operations Unit.

Lieutenant Bradley has received numerous awards during his time with the department including the Chief’s Award of Merit, 2018 NRA Firearms Instructor of the year, and several commendations within the department for outstanding performance in the line of duty.  Lieutenant Bradley also holds a Basic Instructor certification from SCCJA and continues to teach numerous topics for the department.  He is a current member of the NTOA, NLEFIA, FOP, and PBA.

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Lt Byrne







Lieutenant Byrne has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience.  He has been assigned as the Team 9 commander since May 2019, overseeing the officers who patrol the city’s Central Business District along King Street, Market Street, and the surrounding neighborhoods.  Lieutenant Byrne joined the Charleston Police Department in January 2000, and his initial assignment was as a patrol officer in Team 4.  He was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2003, to Sergeant in 2007, and to Lieutenant in 2012.  He served as a patrol supervisor in Teams 4 and 1, and he spent three years as an investigator in the Professional Standards Office.  His previous command roles have included serving as a midnight shift Command Duty Officer and as the Team 5 Commander.

Lieutenant Byrne spent more than 15 years as a member of the department’s Explosive Devices Team, leaving as the longest-serving member and bomb technician in the team’s history.  He graduated from the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School in May 2005 and received certification as a bomb technician.  Lieutenant Byrne served as the Bomb Squad Commander from November 2016 through December 2018, at which time he concluded his service with the team.

Prior to joining the Charleston Police Department, Lieutenant Byrne served as a Border Patrol Agent with the United States Border Patrol.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, with dual majors in Business, Economics, Law, and Political Science.  Lieutenant Byrne is a graduate of Session 74 of PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP).  He was a joint recipient of the 2006 Officer of the Year award from the Exchange Club of Charleston.  He is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI). 

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Lieutenant Sean Engles

Lt. Engles Update in progress

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Lt Freshman






Lieutenant Kelly Freshman was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  She graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.  She graduated from Charleston Southern University with a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.  After graduating from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in 2002, she was assigned to Team 2 as a patrol officer and field training officer.  During her 19-year career, she has served as a Special Victim's Unit Detective, Team 2 patrol supervisor, Team 3 Administrative Sergeant, and the Special Victim's Unit Supervisor.  Lt. Freshman was previously the night shift Command Duty Officer.  Lt. Freshman is currently the Commander of the Crimes Against Property Unit in the Central Division.

In addition to these assignments, she has been a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team since 2008.

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Lt Harrison









Lieutenant Jeffrey Harrison earned an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology.  He joined the Charleston Police Department in June 2005.
 
During his tenure in law enforcement, he was assigned to the following areas:  Uniformed Patrol (Team 2 and Team 1), Central Investigations Division, promoted to Patrol Sergeant Team 3, Field Intelligence Unit Sergeant, Central Investigations Sergeant and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in May of 2019.  As Lieutenant, he has formerly worked as the Command Duty Officer and Commander of Quick Response Squad (QRS), SWAT, and EDT teams.  Lieutenant Harrison is currently the Commander of Team 6 (School Resource Officers/School Security Response Team).


Lt King







Lieutenant Heath King is currently assigned as the Commander of Team Four (West Ashley).  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina.
 
He is also a 1997 graduate of the Baltimore, Maryland Police Corps Academy.  After graduating from the Police Corps, he began at the Charleston Police Department in the Team One patrol division.  Lt. King also spent time in Team Four and as a fugitive investigator in the Warrants Division.  He also spent time in the Traffic Division as a motor officer and supervisor.  He was certified in Collision Reconstruction and assisted in the investigation of major collisions that occurred in the city.  Lt. King also served as a patrol supervisor in the Team Two area and was assigned as the Tourism Liaison for the Police Department.  He worked daily with the city's business services, zoning, planning, and transportation departments to maintain a successful management plan for the city's growing hospitality areas.  Prior to his current assignment, Lt. King was the Commander of Team Nine (Central Business District), the portion of the city that included the Market and King Street.

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 Lt Krasowski







Lieutenant Paul Krasowski grew up in Newtown, Connecticut. He attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in 2005. Paul joined the Charleston Police Department in 2006. After graduating from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, he began working as a patrol officer in Team 3, serving the Johns and James Island areas. Paul transferred to the Team 2 Tourism Oriented Police Services Unit in 2009 and became a bike patrol officer. During this same time, he attended the College of Charleston Graduate School and earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 2011.

Paul transferred to the Central Investigations Division in 2012, where he served as a detective in the Robbery Division. The following year, Paul was transferred to the Violent Crimes/Homicide Division. In 2015, Paul was selected to become an Auxiliary Polygraph Examiner for CPD and attended the American International Institute of Polygraph (AIIP) in Stockbridge, GA. While still maintaining his duties as a detective in the Violent Crime/Homicide Division, Paul completed an extensive internship and obtained his polygraph license, issued through the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. 

Paul was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in July 2017 and supervised a patrol squad in Team 4, serving the West Ashley area. He transferred back to Central Investigations Division in September 2018 and supervised the Violent Crimes/Homicide Unit until earning his promotion to Lieutenant in June 2021. Paul now serves as the Commander of Team 7, which includes the Traffic and Harbor Patrol Divisions and the Transport Unit.

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Lt Murray







Lieutenant Shylah Murray is a graduate of The Citadel with a Master of Arts in Social Science and of Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Lt. Murray began with the Department in Team 4 and made her way to the Vice Unit. After Vice, she served for many years as a Detective in Central Investigations until she was promoted to Sergeant. While serving as a Sergeant, Lt. Murray worked as a patrol supervisor in Team 4 and the Team 3 administrative Sergeant. Upon promotion to Lieutenant, Lt. Murray was assigned as the Commander of the Community Outreach Unit.  Lt. Murray is currently the Chief of Staff.  

In addition to her role within the Charleston Police Department, Lt. Murray has served as the Charleston Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5 President since 2007. Lt. Murray is also a member of the Civil Disturbance Team.

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Lt Rivers










Lieutenant Katrina Rivers has been with the Charleston Police Department for 22 years.  She completed an internship with the City of Charleston Police Department in the summer of 1995  and received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from The University of South Carolina with a minor in Sociology and Social Work in December 1995. In 1996, she completed training to become a volunteer Reserve Officer with the City of Charleston. In February 1997, she joined the department as a sworn officer. During her tenure, Lieutenant Rivers has been assigned to various areas including Team 4 (West Ashley), the Vice Unit, Team 2 (supervisor/Corporal - Downtown), administration/Training Division, Team 3 (Sergeant - James and Johns Island), Team 5 Commander (Lieutenant - Daniel Island), and the midnight shift Command Duty Officer.  She is currently assigned as the Team 2 Commander on the peninsula. During her 22 years, Lt. Rivers has received various training including becoming a certified instructor, various specific skills training, and management/leadership training. 

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Lt Salkeld
 






Lt. Salkeld graduated from the College of Charleston in 1997 with a BA in Corporate Communications with a minor in Business administration. He began his career with the Charleston Police Department in 1998 as a reserve officer and began his full-time career in July 2000. He was assigned to Team 4 as a patrol officer, and became a field training officer in 2002 and later a patrol training officer through 2010. He was promoted to Senior Police Officer in early 2008, then promoted to Master Police Officer in late 2008. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2010 and transferred to Team 1 as a squad supervisor. While in Team 1 he served as the Patrol training coordinator for new recruits from 2013 to 2018 and was the Flex squad supervisor from 2016 to 2018.  In 2018 he was transferred to Team 3 as the team’s Administrative Sergeant. He was promoted to Lieutenant of Police in November 2020 and assigned to the overnight Command Duty Officer position.  He currently serves as the commander of the Crime Intelligence Unit and Special Enforcement Team.

Lt. Salkeld was a member of the Explosive Devices team from 2005 through 2020. He was also an ATF explosive detective K9 handler from 2006 through 2013. As a member of the EDT unit, Lt. Salkeld assisted in the administrative management of the team including budgeting, grant submission, and equipment procurement. 

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Lt. Tatman







Lieutenant Bryant Tatman currently serves as the Team 3 Patrol Commander after serving as a Command Duty Officer. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware where he double-majored in Political Science and Criminal Justice. He joined the Charleston Police Department in 2004 and was a Distinguished Graduate of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. His past assignments include Patrol Officer in Teams 3 and 4, Detective in the Central Investigations Robbery Unit, and Patrol Sergeant in Teams 1 and 2.


In addition to his primary duties, Lieutenant Tatman has served as a Field Training Officer, a Specific Skills Instructor, a certified Taser Instructor, and a Police Driving Instructor. In those roles, he has assisted in the development and implementation of the Department's in-service training on use-of-force scenarios and emergency vehicle operations.  He was also a member of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Team, until his most recent promotion in 2020.

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Lt Taylor









Lieutenant Corey Taylor grew up in North Charleston, SC, and graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 2004 and a Master of Science in Mathematics in 2006. He is currently working to obtain his Master of Science in Criminal Justice. Lieutenant Taylor joined the Charleston Police Department in June of 2008 after serving as a mathematics teacher at West Ashley High School from 2004-2008. After graduating from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and being awarded the J.P. Strom Award, he served as a patrol officer, field training officer, and bicycle patrol officer in Team 1 until 2014. He was then transferred to Special Operations/Traffic, where he remained until he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2016. Lieutenant Taylor held the position of sergeant for the Team 2 patrol area, the Community Action Team, and Special Operations/Traffic, where he served as a supervisor on the Charleston Police Department's Major Accident Investigation Team.  He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2019 and served as the Patrol Commander of Team 3.  He currently serves as the commander of the Public Information Team and Innovation and is the assistant commander of the Civil Disturbance Unit.

 
Lieutenant Taylor received the SC Department of Public Safety DUI Hero award for his dedication to reducing
 impaired driving collisions and served as the director of the Charleston Police Department's GO 360 youth basketball camp in 2017 and 2018. Lieutenant Taylor is a graduate of the 145th session of the Southern Police Institute's rigorous command training program.

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Lt Thomas








Lieutenant Michael Thomas was born and raised in Lima, Ohio.  He was in the United States Air Force from 1986-1990.  Lt. Thomas earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from The Ohio State University in 1994.  He was awarded the JP Strom Award at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in 1996.  Lt. Thomas has been on Team 2 patrol and was the Team 2 investigator.  Lt. Thomas has also served as a Narcotics Detective, Team 3 Patrol Supervisor, served on the SWAT team for 14 yrs, a Team Leader, and served as the SWAT Commander, Team 3 Administrative Sergeant, Professional Standards Sergeant, Administrative Support Lieutenant, Special Events and Projects, the Special Units Lieutenant and School Resource Officers and the School Security Response Team.  He is currently the Commander of Special Investigations.  








Lieutenant Matthew Wojslawowicz was born and raised in Bayonne, New Jersey, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of Richmond. Lieutenant Wojslawowicz joined the Charleston Police Department in January 2004 and is a March 2004 graduate of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.  Lieutenant Wojslawowicz has served as a patrol officer and field training officer in Team 4, was assigned to the Traffic Division where he served as a crash and hit & run investigator and was a founding member of the DUI Task Force, and as a detective in the Burglary Unit prior to promoting to the rank of Sergeant in 2011. As a sergeant, Lt. Wojslawowicz then served as a patrol sergeant in Team 2 and the administrative sergeant in the Traffic Division. Lt. Wojslawowicz was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2018 and currently serves as the Commander of Team 5 (Daniel Island/Cainhoy), as well as the commander of the Civil Disturbance Unit.  His previous assignments command experience includes assignments as the Command Duty Officer and the commander of the Traffic Division within Special Operations where he also served as the commander of the Major Accident Investigation Team. Lieutenant Wojslawowicz has received more than 250 formal hours of training in collision reconstruction and has been recognized as an expert witness in collision reconstruction on multiple occasions during both criminal and civil trials. Lieutenant Wojslawowicz also serves as an instructor in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST). 

Lieutenant Wojslawowicz has been recognized as Officer of the Year by the Charleston Police Department, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, and the Charleston Exchange Club for his efforts in the area of impaired driving enforcement, education, and outreach.  He has also received three Departmental Commendations and was awarded the department’s Lifesaver Award in 2018.  Lieutenant Wojslawowicz earned his Master of Arts degree in History and was inducted into the prestigious Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society in 2008 and earned his Executive Juris Doctorate Degree, achieving Dean's List honors, in 2015. Lieutenant Wojslawowicz is a graduate of PERF's Senior Management Institute for Police (Session #80) and has been selected to attend the Los Angeles Police Department's Command Leadership Academy in the fall of 2021.

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