Luther T. Reynolds was appointed Chief of Police of the Charleston Police Department on April 16, 2018, following 29 years of professional law enforcement experience proudly serving the residents of Montgomery County, Maryland.
Chief Reynolds was previously an Assistant Chief of Police for the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland since 2013. He worked for the Montgomery County Police Department since 1988 and held the ranks of Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Assistant Chief. From 2000 to 2002, he was a Captain/Station Commander in the 2nd District. From 2002 to 2005, he was the Captain/Director of the Personnel Division. From 2005 to 2008, he was the Captain/Director of the Training and Education Division. From 2008 to 2010, he was the Captain/Commander of the Special Operations Division. From 2010 to 2013, he was the Captain/Station Commander of the 5th District. From 2013 to 2017, he was the Assistant Chief of the Administrative Bureau. He also held the position of Assistant Chief of the Patrol Bureau from October of 2017 until April 2018.
Chief Reynolds has worked with highly diverse communities, to include those representing over 150 languages and an even larger number of cultures. During his service as Assistant Chief of the Patrol Bureau, he had oversight and responsibility for the Community Engagement Division which encompassed many related programs, relationships and engagement activities.
Chief Reynolds has a Master of Science degree in Business with a concentration in Information Systems Technology from Johns Hopkins University. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Florida State University. He is a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy and National Executive Institute, the Major Cities Chiefs Association’s Police Executive Leadership Institute (PELI), and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP).