Chad Karlewicz is a Commander with the Renton Police department and is currently assigned to the Patrol Services Division and is in charge of the department's sUAS program. Chad has 27 years of law enforcement experience. In that time, he has been involved in many aspects of law enforcement including patrol, traffic, narcotics investigations, detectives, recruitment/hiring and training.
During his career, he has served a variety of leadership positions to include traffic unit supervisor, patrol supervisor, detective supervisor, training unit supervisor, Special Operations Division Commander and Patrol Operations Division Commander.
He is most proud of his 20 years of service to the 42-man regional Valley SWAT Team where he also held several leadership positions including Entry Team Leader, Sniper Team Leader, SWAT Team Unit Commander and Lead SWAT Team Commander. He is currently the lead commander of the Valley CDU team. He is also currently a IACP national instructor of LPO (Leadership in Police Organizations).
Chad attended college at Northwest University. He is a graduate of the International Association of Chiefs of Police – Leadership in Police Organizations and the Emergency Management Institutes Integrated Emergency Management program in Emmetsburg, Maryland.
Chad led the development of the Renton Police Department's UAS program and has expertise in all aspects of starting and operating a law enforcement UAS program.