Lieutenant Jason Bruder graduated Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Long Island University with a Master's of Science in Homeland Security Management.
Lieutenant Bruder completed South Carolina Police Corps in 2002 and started with the department assigned to Team 1. From there, he moved on to Narcotics and then to Team 4 Patrol. In 2010, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was the first supervisor of the Field Intelligence Unit. His assignment prior to being promoted to Lieutenant in 2015 was to oversee the creation of the School Security Response Team.
After commanding Team 4 (West Ashley) for nearly two years, Lieutenant Bruder is now the Commander for Team 3 Patrol (James/Johns Islands). In addition to his primary duties, he is also the Commander of the Civil Disturbance Unit, a member of the American Society of Evidence Based Policing, and a NIJ/IACP Law Enforcement Data and Science (LEADS) Scholar.
In addition to his various assignments, Lieutenant Bruder also served on the SWAT Team as an operator for 9 years. He has extensive training in high risk
operations, firearms instructions, and is certified in Crisis Intervention. He is also a graduate of the 62nd Session of the Administrative Offices Management Program.