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Former Charleston PD Chiefs


The below information was compiled by former chief Jerry Pauley. If you know of any corrections or additional information, or if you can provide any additional photographs,  please Email the webmaster.
Henry Rand Alex Boyd J. H. Guill
1873- 1895- ?



N. B. Stark Max Michl John "Brinny" Lynn









Dan Montague Col. E. T. Jarrett Plus Levi
1905 ? 1907-?



A. L. Guill D. B. Crockett W. A. Sparks
? ? ?
Robert Monroe Brawley Adam McCown William Harold
?1909-1912? 1915-1916 1916

Photo provided by Brawley's grandson. He said that Brawley was supposed to have been Charleston's youngest chief at 19 yoa, born 1891, died 1936.


John Charnock John Britton

W. A. Tully

1920-1921 1921-1935





 Royal F. Jarrett

L. L. Wilson

Harold Cornwell





Harvey Rexroad

Charles W. Ray

M. B. Simms


July 1949-May 1951

May 1951-April 1953


Dewey Williams

Dallas Bias

Lawrence Morris

April 1953-June 1956

June 1956-Feb. 1971

Feb. 1971-Sept. 1973


John Bailes

Harry D. Silverman

Jackie R. Buckalew

Sept. 1973-April 1979

April 1979-Jan. 1983

Jan. 1983-Sept. 1985


W. Kent Carper

Edward N. Garnett, Jr.

Dallas Staples

Sept. 1985-Nov. 1987

Nov. 1987-March 1991

March 1991-June 1995


Frederick Marshall

Jerry Riffe

Jerry Pauley

June 1995-August 1998

August 1998-June 2002

July 2002-January 2005