A North Charleston native, Chief Gomes ascended through the ranks, first biding his time at the Police Department’s Radio Shop until eligible for the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy where he graduated with Honors. As a newly sworn officer, Gomes began his career in the Uniform Division then moving onto the Police and Community Team (PACT), a team which Gomes believes strengthened his belief that the community and police partnership is instrumental to effective policing. From 2001 to 2013, Chief Gomes’ worked in Narcotics and Investigations where he succeeded as a Corporal, promoted to Sergeant then Lieutenant even being recognized as the 2006 Federal Drug Enforcement and Administration (DEA) Task Force Officer of the Year.
In 2013, Chief Gomes was promoted to Captain over the Office of Professional Standards (Internal Affairs) where he implemented wide sweeping policy and procedural changes to restore and improve public trust through thorough reviews of the agency processes and transparency. Chief Gomes was promoted three years later to Deputy Chief over Compliance and Standards Division, which allowed him to incorporate proactive education and training, recruiting and hiring to implement these same principles.
In 2018, Chief Gomes graduated from Southern Police Institute’s Command Officer’s Development Course, a 400-hour flagship educational program for law enforcement professions.
A true product of his upbringing, Greg attended North Charleston Elementary, Morningside Middle School, North Charleston High School and received an Associate in Applied Science Degree from Trident Technical College. In his free time, Greg enjoys watching his kids play sports, particularly baseball, basketball and volleyball.