Chief Charles “Chuck” Broadway is a 26 year law enforcement veteran who joined the Clermont Police Department in 2010 as a Police Captain. On July 31, 2012, he was appointed the Interim Chief of Police and was then appointed the permanent Chief of Police on Dec. 11, 2012. Chief Charles Broadway was born and raised on Long Island New York. He graduated from St John’s University in Queens N.Y with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. Chief Broadway is also a four year collegiate athlete whereas he played on the football team for St John’s University. Chief Broadway began his career in 1996 with the New York City Police Department, where he was eventually appointed a Detective. Subsequent to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, he responded to Ground Zero and assisted with the search and recovery efforts. In 2002, Chief Broadway relocated to Florida to be closer to his family, and worked for the Gainesville Police Department where he also served as a Detective. In 2004, Chief Broadway continued to advance in his career in Law Enforcement and was hired by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a Special Agent where he investigated multi jurisdictional violent crimes, conducted complex narcotic investigations, human trafficking investigations and gang investigations. Chief Broadway was then promoted to a Special Agent Supervisor, overseeing several investigative functions and state initiatives. He later was chosen to oversee the highly regarded Public Integrity Unit at the agency, which encompassed investigations of alleged misconduct of public officials and all Police Officer involved shootings in the Central Florida region. Chief Broadway serves on the executive board for the Florida Police Chief’s Association and was appointed to the Subcommittee on Accountability. Chief Broadway was recently appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis to serve on the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Systems Council. Chief Broadway is a past President of the West Central Florida Police Chiefs Association and the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute. He serves on the Criminal Justice advisory committee, the Live Well Foundation of South Lake, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Public Safety Coordinating Council and is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Clermont and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.