Deputy Chief Naomi Broughton
Deputy Chief of Police, Charleston, South Carolina Police Department
Deputy Chief Naomi Broughton was born and raised in Charleston, S.C. and attended Chicora High School. After high school she attended Baptist College at Charleston and received a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Physical Education. Deputy Chief Naomi Broughton joined CPD in 1985 and was assigned to Team One. After Team One she was
assigned to the Mounted Patrol where she was promoted to the ranks of Corporal and Sergeant. After serving twelve years in the Mounted Patrol, she was transferred to the Desk where she served in the capacity of a Desk Sergeant. 1n 1998 she was transferred to Team Two and served as the Administrative Sergeant. In 2000, she earned a Master of Arts Degree at Webster University as well as completed the Police Executive Course at the Southern Police Institute in Louisville Kentucky. In 2000, Sgt. Broughton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. As a Lieutenant she has served as Team Four Commander, Team Five Commander and an Administrative Lieutenant. In 2010, Lieutenant Broughton was promoted to the rank of Captain and assumed command of the Investigative Bureau. In 2015 Captain, Broughton was promoted to the rank of Major and continued command of the Investigative Bureau. In 2016, Major Broughton was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief and assumed command of the Patrol Division. In her career at Charleston Police Department she has represented the Police Department in many National and International exchange programs including Australia, Holland, Israel and the United States.
In 2006, Captain Naomi Broughton was promoted and became the first female Captain of the Charleston Police Department. Captain Naomi Broughton served as Captain of the Special Operation Bureau which consists of Homeland Security, Disaster Response, SWAT, K-9, Bomb Team, Traffic, Dive Team, Honor Guard, Crisis Negotiation, and Pipe Band.
Deputy Chief Naomi Broughton is a retired Chief Marine Science Technician in the United States Coast Guard Reserve. In her twenty three years of service she obtained the rank of Chief Petty Officer and was chosen as one of the members of the first group of Coasties to respond to Iraq to assist the Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In April 2003, she was chosen as the Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year.
Deputy Chief Naomi Broughton has 37 years of Law Enforcement experience.