Mr. Joseph Chapman



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Mr. Joseph Chapman

Dear Students and Parents:


Welcome to my website.  I teach Law Enforcement I at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies.  This is my second year teaching Law Enforcement full-time in the public school system.  I have a degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the University of South Carolina.  I grew up in Irmo and have spent nearly my entire life living in the immediate area.


In 2006, I was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and worked there in multiple capacities through August of 2017.  While at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department I worked as court security, a road patrol deputy, a road patrol supervisor, a Field Training Officer, and an Instructor.  My last four years were as an Instructor in the Training Division where I lead the New Hire and Field Training Programs, worked with the Citizen’s Academy, In-Service Training, Advanced Tactical Training, Tactical Evaluations of major incidents, and assisted in other areas as well.  I was a part of our emergency Incident Command Team and Mobile Field Force Unit.  I have over 30 law enforcement related certifications to including 13 instructor certifications (8 of which are national/federal instructor certifications).  Currently, in addition to teaching, I still serve the residents of Richland County as a Reserve Deputy.


I greatly enjoy teaching Law Enforcement, especially to those who are just starting their career or have an interest in a career in Law Enforcement.  It will be a joy helping the next generation of this great profession gain the knowledge needed to take the next steps towards their future.




Mr. Chapman