Crimes Against Persons
Lieutenant Kelly Freshman was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. After graduating from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in 2002, she served Team 2 as a patrol officer and field training officer. During her 20-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 and Commander of Crimes Against Property in investigations. Lieutenant Freshman is currently the Commander of the Crimes Against Persons Unit in the Central Investigations Division.
In addition to these assignments, she has been a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team since 2008.
Crimes Against Property
Lieutenant Paul Krasowski grew up in Newtown, Connecticut. 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 moved to the Violent Crimes/Homicide Division.
Paul was promoted to 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 led 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.
Lieutenant Salkeld began his career with the Charleston Police Department in 1998 as a reserve officer and started 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 and then 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 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.
Team 1 (Peninsular North of Calhoun Street)
Lieutenant Shylah Murray currently serves as the Commander of Team 1. She has been with the Charleston Police Department for 22 years. She began her career in Team 4 as a police officer. As she progressed in her career, she transferred into the Vice Unit and was a detective in the Central Investigations Division. Upon her promotion to sergeant, she served as a patrol supervisor in Team 4 and the Administrative Sergeant in Team 3. Lieutenant Murray was promoted to her current rank in 2018. As a lieutenant, she has served as the Commander of the Community Outreach Unit (Team 12) and most recently served as the Chief of Staff to the Chief of Police.
In addition to her role within the Charleston Police Department, Lieutenant Murray has served on the executive board of the Charleston Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5, including President from 2007-2021. Lieutenant Murray is also a former member of the Civil Disturbance Team. Lieutenant Murray is a lifetime member of the Delta Zeta Sorority and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Team 2 (Peninsular South of Calhoun Street)
Lieutenant Katrina Rivers began her career with the Charleston Police Department in the summer of 1995, completing an internship in the department’s Accreditation Department. Upon graduating college in Columbia, SC, Lieutenant Rivers returned to her native Charleston hometown and completed training to become a volunteer Reserve Officer with the City of Charleston Police Department in 1996. In February 1997, Lieutenant Rivers became a full-time sworn police officer with The Charleston Police Department. She has remained dedicated to the department and the community for over 26 years.
Lieutenant Rivers has a diverse background working in many areas within the department while fulfilling different roles. Assignments have included working in almost every area of the Patrol Division an investigator in the Vice Unit, and a supervisor in the Training Department. As a Commander, Lieutenant Rivers has served as the Commander of Team 5 - Daniel Island, Command Duty Officer, and currently serves as the Commander of Team 2 on the peninsular.
Team 3 (James and Johns Islands)
Lieutenant Byrne has more than 24 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 after serving in the United States Border Patrol. His initial assignment was as a patrol officer in Team 4, and he was promoted to Corporal in 2003, Sergeant in 2007, and then Lieutenant in 2012. He served as a patrol supervisor in Teams 4 and 1 and spent three years as an investigator in the Professional Standards Office (now known as the Office of Internal Affairs). His previous command roles include 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. Lieutenant Byrne served as the Bomb Squad Commander from November 2016 through December 2018. 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), the North American Mounted Unit Commanders Association (NAMUCA), and the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI).
Team 4 (West Ashley)
Lieutenant Matthew Wojslawowicz was born and raised in Bayonne, New Jersey, and joined the Charleston Police Department in January 2004 and is a March 2004 graduate of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. Lieutenant Wojslawowicz served as a patrol officer and field training officer in Team 4 before assignment to the Traffic Division, serving as a crash investigator and hit & run investigator. Lieutenant Wojslawowicz was a founding member of the DUI Task Force and worked as a detective in the Burglary Unit before being promoted to sergeant in 2011. Before serving as the administrative sergeant in the Traffic Division, Lieutenant Wojslawowicz served as a patrol sergeant in Team 2. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2018 and currently serves as the Commander of Team 5 (Daniel Island/Cainhoy). He also has a collateral command assignment as the commander of the Underwater Response Team. His previous command assignments include the Command Duty Officer position, Civil Disturbance, as well as the commander of the Traffic Division, where he also served as the commander of the Major Accident Investigation Team.
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 impaired driving enforcement, education, and outreach. He has also received three Departmental Commendations and was awarded the Charleston Police Lifesaver Award in 2018.
Team 5 (Daniel Island)
Team 9 (Central Business District)
Command Duty Officer
Lieutenant Bryant Tatman currently serves as the Team 3 Patrol Commander after serving as a Command Duty Officer. 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 developing and implementing 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.