Chief Luther Reynolds

Chief of Charleston Police

Luther Reynolds was appointed Chief of Police of the Charleston Police Department on April 16, 2018. He is responsible for the overall operation of the largest municipal law enforcement agency in the state of South Carolina. Chief Reynolds comes to the Charleston Police Department from Montgomery County Police Department where he served for more than thirty years. During that time, Chief Reynolds held the ranks of Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Assistant Chief. His previous assignments included Station Commander, Director of Personnel Division, Director of Training & Education, Captain of the Special Events Operations Division, Assistant Chief of Administrative Bureau and Assistant Chief of the Patrol Bureau. Chief Reynolds believes in effective and meaningful problem-solving efforts driven by data and collaboration with our communities and many partners. Public trust and consistent community outreach/engagement and meaningful communication help the police place the proper resources at the right time, in the right places and with the most effective strategies, yielding the best possible outcomes. Keeping our communities’ safe is an iterative and ongoing process only accomplished through trust, synergy, patience, hard work and always doing the right things for the right reasons.

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