Captain Charles Walters has been selected as the new Chief of Stanton Police Services. He will begin serving the city on Friday, June 3.
“I’m honored to have been selected to serve the residents of Stanton and I look forward to joining a team dedicated to providing exceptional law enforcement services to the community,” Captain Walters said.
Captain Walters joined the Sheriff’s Department in 2004 after graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He served as a deputy in Custody Operations, Patrol Operations, Training Division and in the Homeland Security Division as an operator on the SWAT team and a member of the Tactical Apprehension Team.
After promoting to Sergeant, Captain Walters was assigned to Custody Operations, the SAFE Division and then the Professional Standards Division, serving in the Internal Affairs Bureau. He then transferred to the Orange County Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy where he was assigned as an Academy Tactical Sergeant, then as an Arrest and Control Technique Sergeant.
He became a jail Watch Commander as a Lieutenant in March 2019, then promoted to Captain of the OC Sheriff’s Special Operations Division, which provides specialized services during a variety of complex critical incidents. Captain Walters was charged with leading the department’s SWAT, K-9, Crisis Negotiation, Tactical Apprehension and Hazardous Devices teams.
Most recently, Captain Walters was assigned as the Chief of Police Services for Laguna Woods.
Captain Walters also has carried multiple ancillary assignments in his tenure, including serving as an instructor at Rancho Santiago Canyon Community College and as a mentor for OC Sheriff personnel, instilling valuable leadership lessons and preparing them for promotional opportunities.
When not working, Captain Walters dedicates his time to multiple local youth sports organizations, serving as a coach, board member and field maintenance volunteer.