Charles Hawkins

Police Department
Title: Lieutenant
Phone: 843-720-3913

Lieutenant Charles Hawkins is currently assigned to the Operations Bureau, Commander, Team One. In this capacity, he is directly responsible for all police related operations encompassing the northeast end of the peninsula of Charleston. He accomplishes his mission with 75 sworn personnel.

Early Career

Lieutenant Hawkins began his career with the Charleston Police Department in 1984 after serving two years with the Department of Public Safety as a patrol officer assigned to Trident Technical College in North Charleston, S.C. Since joining the Charleston Police Department he has held critical positions in the Operations, Administrative, and Investigative Bureaus and is well versed in all aspects of police field and internal operations.

Education & Training
He is a graduate of the 182nd Session, FBI National Academy, and during his career has traveled across the county speaking to community groups on strategies to impact neighborhood crime and crime reductions initiatives. He also serves as an executive board member with the Police Association for College Education, chartered to improve professional standards in policing through formal college education initiatives.

Military Service
Lieutenant Hawkins is also retired from the United States Air Force Reserve. He is a veteran of the Gulf and Iraq War where he served as First Sergeant advising Commanders on issues affecting morale, welfare, utilization of forces, and the overall well-being of the enlisted force. He also served as an adjunct instructor at the U.S. Air Force First Sergeant Academy. 

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