Lieutenant Cassie Brooks has been in Law Enforcement for almost 15 years. She is married and is a long time resident of the City of Hanahan, along with being a graduate of Hanahan High School. She has family that dates back to the first graduating class of Hanahan High School and many graduating classes to follow. During her career in law enforcement, she has been a Patrolman, a Detective, Detective Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, a Special Investigator for the Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s Office and is currently the Lieutenant over Patrol. Lieutenant Brooks is also finishing up her Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice at Limestone College and holds a GPA of 3.75. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Hayleigh and Ranger and spending time out on the water. In one of the photographs you will see her receiving a thank you note given to her and the law enforcement guys with her for sending a child a letter along with some Police Department patches, she enjoys giving back to the community that she grew up in, works for and calls home.
Chief Dennis Turner was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina where he was a graduate of Middleton High School. While growing up in Charleston, he was an active member of the Charleston City Police Department’s Explorer Post. Chief Turner graduated the College of Charleston in 1998 with a degree in Bachelor of Arts with a focus in pre-law and while attending the College of Charleston, he was employed by the Isle of Palms Police Department as an Animal Control Officer and also as a Beach Patrol Officer.
Chief Turner began his employment with the Hanahan Police Department in July of 1998; after graduating the police academy, he was assigned to uniform patrol and would eventually assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. Chief Turner would be promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2002 and would supervise a patrol squad until being transferred back to investigations in 2007 as a supervisor. He would eventually be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and served as the Operations Commander for three years. In 2015, Chief Turner was selected as the new Chief of Police. Chief Turner is a graduate of the Carolina Command College and a graduate of the 256th session of the FBI National Academy. Chief Turner also serves the department as a firearms instructor and DUI instructor.
Chief Turner currently resides in Tanner Plantation with his wife Paige and his two children, Riley and Sadie, and is a member of Seacoast Church. He is involved in the Hanahan Recreation Department’s youth baseball program and is a Lunch Buddy at Hanahan Elementary School. Chief Turner is an avid fan of Carolina football, NASCAR and tries to be a saltwater fisherman.
Deputy Chief Fowler has lived in and/or worked for the City of Hanahan since 1971. He graduated from Hanahan High School in 1985 and attended Baptist College (Charleston Southern University) where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He is married to Pamela Fowler and resides in the Otranto subdivision with their granddaughter, Emilee. He began his career in law enforcement with the Hanahan Police Department in September 1990 and has had assignments in the patrol division, investigations, and as a patrol shift supervisor. Upon his promotion to Lieutenant in 2000 he served as the Operations Commander overseeing the Uniform Patrol Division, Investigations, Traffic Safety Unit, K-9 Unit, School Resource Officer program, Narcotics, Police Reserve program, and Animal Control.
In 2011, he was reassigned to the Staff Services Division where his responsibilities include Records, Communications, Procurement, Budget Preparation and Fleet Management. He also serves as the Training Officer, Public Information Officer, PSAP Director, Evidence Custodian, and Accreditation Manager. In August 2015, he was promoted to the rank of Captain and in October of 2016 the position was changed to Deputy Chief of Police. Deputy Chief Fowler holds several instructor certifications to include: Handgun/Shotgun, Taser, Field Training Officer, Less Lethal Munitions, Speed Measuring Devices, Low-Light Shooting, and Concealed Carry. He also is a certified Rangemaster and armorer. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, doing yard work and church related functions.