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POLICING THROUGH COMMUNITY SERVICE

His Philosophy is Simple:

Very few law enforcement officers in America have a résumé as impressive as Al Cannon’s...

He is an Air Force veteran, Russian translator, counterterrorism expert, attorney and former city police chief. His record of results as our Sheriff is equally as impressive. It’s because he’s built a department that is seen as a partner within Charleston’s diverse communities.

Al Cannon's POLICING THROUGH SERVICE PHILOSOPHY

  • Protecting families is the most fundamental responsibility

  • Crime must be treated with a no-nonsense approach.

  • Police must work with the community to solve local problems and help prevent crimes before they happen.

  • Police must remain in communities, build relationships, build trust and not just show up when bad things occur.

  • Ensure officers are properly trained to work with the area’s diverse communities.

  • Help manage Charleston’s extreme growth by investing in new technologies and working closely with all other local police agencies.

  • Never stop learning. Never stop improving. We can always do better.