Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Joseph Chapman

Welcome to Law Enforcement Services!

My name is Mr. Chapman and I am entering my fourth year as one of our two Law Enforcement Services teachers, Mr. Guirau being the other.  I have been married for 13 years and my wife is a CPA and partner at her firm.  I have two daughters who are every bit as active as I am through sports, dance, and gymnastics.  I come from a D5 family with my mother going to Irmo High School and teaching in our district for nearly her entire career, mostly at Crossroads (Campus I before it changed names).


I am an Irmo High School and University of South Carolina gradute (Go Gamecocks!) with a degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice with a minor in Pyschology.  I served for the citizens of Richland County with the Richland County Sheriff's Department for 11 years.  Four of those years were spent in the Training Division as a Field Training Officer and then Instructor.


I have earned 40+ certifications realated to Law Enforcement and teaching, half of which are Instructor certifications.  I currently serve on the Education & Business Summit Planning Committee, the D5 Superintendent's Faculty Advisory Cabinet, and the SkillsUSA South Carolina Executive Board.  I am also a member of multiple organizations and coach youth sports, specifically softball and soccer.


I was honored to be named the Teacher of the Year for our school last year, the SkillsUSA SC State Advisor of the Year, SkillsUSA Region 2 Advisor of the year, and SkillsUSA National Advisor of the Year.


I have been a SkillsUSA advisor for 3 years and the Lead Advisor of our SkillsUSA Chapter for two of those years, where I have helped coach multiple students/teams to state championships and national finals.  Our chapter was honored last year as a Model of Excellence, making us one of the top 24 chapters in the country.  To learn more, check out our Google Site (link to be added soon).


Although this year is already bringing its own set of challenges, I know that our students will have ample opportunity to grow as a person, a student, and a future professional.


Check out the syllabus tab to learn more about the class itself.