Lieutenant Matthew Wojslawowicz was born and raised in Bayonne, New Jersey and graduated from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.
Wojslawowicz joined the Charleston Police Department in January 2004. After graduation from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, he served as a patrol officer and field training officer in Team 4 until 2006, when he was transferred to Special Operations / Traffic. In 2010, he was transferred to the Central Investigations Division until he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2011. Wojslawowicz then served as a patrol sergeant in Team 2 until being transferred to Special Units / Team 7 as the administrative sergeant in 2012.
In 2018, Wojslawowicz was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and currently serves as the Commander of Special Operations / Traffic and oversees the Charleston Police Department's
- Community Service Officers (volunteers)
- Harbor Patrol Unit
- K-9 Unit
- Prisoner Transport Unit
- Reserve Police Officers
- Traffic Enforcement Unit
He is also the Commander of the Major Accident Investigation Team and has been recognized as an expert in collision reconstruction.
Awards & Accolades
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.
Wojslawowicz graduated with a Master of Arts degree in History in 2008 and is a member of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society. He also graduated with an Executive Juris Doctorate degree in 2015.