In May 2004, the Mayor and Town Council appointed
Bruce Owens to the position of Chief of Police.
Bruce had served the preceding six years as the
Assistant Chief of Police for the Town. He began
his career in law enforcement in 1970 as a state
trooper for the State of South Carolina. His career
includes stints with the Naval Criminal
Investigative Service (NCIS), U.S. Air Force Office
of Special Investigations (AFOSI), the Dorchester
County Sheriff's Office, and the North Charleston
Police Department. Chief Owens received a B.S.
degree in political science from Baptist College
(now Charleston Southern University) and a Master of
Public Administration degree from Golden Gate
University, San Francisco. He is an adjunct
professor of criminal justice at Charleston Southern
University and teaches online for the University of
Phoenix’s criminal justice program. In addition,
Chief Owens is a member of the Summerville Rotary
retired on August 1st, 2016..
Chief Bruce Owens