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Steven Brochu


TITLE: Principal Consultant
PHONE: 800-231-9106 
DIVISION: Operations
OFFICE LOCATION: Corporate Headquarters: Charlotte, NC 

Steven Brochu, MS, BA is a Principal Consultant at Threat Suppression. Steven joined the company in 2024. Steven Brochu served in law enforcement for more than 28 years. Steven retired from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), which is the 17th largest law enforcement agency in the United States with more than 2,200 sworn officers. Steven retired at the rank of deputy chief where he commanded the Patrol Services Group. This group incorporated 14 patrol divisions serving a day population of two million and a night population of one million. Steven commanded the 1,100 sworn officers assigned to the Patrol Group. Steven also served as Chief of Investigative Services and Special Services Groups, to include all of CMPD’s Special Operations units.

Before achieving the rank of deputy chief, Steven worked as a patrol officer, street crimes member, and investigator. Steven served as a patrol supervisor and administrative supervisor for the North Division. Steven was promoted to captain where he was assigned as the Special Operations commander for 11 years. As commander, Steven was over all special services units for CMPD, including SWAT, bomb squad, arson unit, civil emergency unit, canine, aviation (helicopters), and was the departments emergency management coordinator. Steven was also in command of the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT), which was responsible for all violent suspect apprehensions for Mecklenburg County.


Steven was selected as a fellow with the International Association of Police (IACP) and Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2005. He led a year-long victim service project in Washington, D.C., representing the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department to improve law enforcements response to victims of crime. This initiative has continued to improve the interaction between law enforcement and victims of crime.


In 2012 Steven was assigned to chair the tactical and explosive ordinance disposal response for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, a National Special Security Event (NSSE). Steven was responsible with the Secret Service and the FBI to plan for and commanded a multi-agency tactical and bomb response for the convention. Steven was awarded a commendation by the Director of the FBI for the planning and response for tactical and bomb squad operations for the NSSE.


Steven was the lead planner for numerous Special Security Events Type 2, 3, and 4 for CMPD, to include the NBA All Star event, Chiquita Classic, Wells Fargo Golf Tournament, and the PGA Presidents Cup Event. In 2020 Steven was the lead planner and commander for the 2020 Republican National Convention held in Charlotte which was designated as a National Special Security Event. Steven was the incident commander for the event.


In addition to his full-time assignments, Steven spent more than 22 years as a member of the CMPD SWAT Team. Steven had the unique experience of holding every assignment and rank on the team. Steven started his SWAT career as a crisis negotiator then transitioned to the tactical team as a swat operator, counter sniper, team leader, team commander and team executive. Throughout his SWAT career, Steven deployed and commanded numerous high-risk operations from hostage barricades to special events and executive protection details throughout Mecklenburg County and North Carolina. Steven has worked with federal, state, and numerous local agencies.


Steven also served as co-chair of the Charlotte Active Shooter Taskforce from 2012-2022. This taskforce was responsible for creating a unified response plan for the City of Charlotte and training more than 4,000 first responders. The taskforce conducted 38 large-scale exercises, including five at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. 


Steven was the lead instructor for incident command and response to numerous critical incidents for CMPD. Steven developed and conducted training courses for CMPD first line supervisors and commanders since 2013. Steven has also conducted multi-agency incident command training for multiple emergency service agencies. 


Steven was awarded the City of Charlotte employee of the year in 2002. Steven was a Herman Goldstein International Award recipient for his Hispanic robbery initiative in Washington, D.C. Steven was awarded the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Departments Purple Heart in 2016 for serious injuries sustained during the 2016 Charlotte riots.


Steven has an associate in applied science from Adirondack Community College in New York. He also holds a bachelor of arts and a masters’ in science (Cum Laude) from Long Island University. He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) an has an Advanced Law Enforcement Certification in North Carolina. Steven is a certified law enforcement instructor with the North Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.. Steven can be reached at

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