Creating the Future...Challenging the Impossible
Degrees and Certifications:
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.