Chief Mullen has served as Chief since 2006 and commands a force of 412 sworn police officers and 137 civilians. Under his leadership, Charleston crime statistics report an overall downward trend with violent crime and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Charleston for 2012 is expected to be lower than in 2009 when Charleston was lower than the violent crime rate in South Carolina by 21.97% and the city property crime rate in Charleston was lower than the property crime rate in South Carolina by 9.47%.
Mullen oversees every aspect of public safety in Charleston including traffic control for the Cooper River Bridge Run, establishing Valet Parking in downtown Charleston, and controlling skateboards on our streets.
The Charleston Police Department was the first municipal law enforcement agency in the State of South Carolina to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies
Each month, Small Business Lunch at Halls features a distinguished speaker from the business, civic or political arenas upstairs at Halls Chophouse with an imaginative three course meal prepared by Executive Chef Matthew Niessner.
Tickets are $28 per person for the luncheon and parking. Doors open at 11:30 AM and lunch is served promptly at noon. Limited seating of 60 participants provides an intimate experience with each speaker. Click here for ticket Information and sales or call the 24/7 ticket hotline at 1-800-838-3006.
Halls Chophouse is located at 434 King Street in downtown Charleston. Parking, validated at the event, is available at the Visitors Center Garage on Ann Street between King and Meeting Streets.