Washington, DC – Deputy United States Marshal (DUSM) Charles Bradley III received the 2023 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 40 Under 40 Award at IACP’s annual conference in San Diego on Tuesday, October 17.
This award is given only to 40 top rising leaders in the world, under the age of 40, who exemplify leadership, dedication, and service to their communities and the law enforcement profession.
Bradley currently serves as a Judicial Security Inspector (JSI), responsible for the safety and security of 35 federal judges and 14 federal facilities, including federal courthouses, in the Eastern District of Virginia.
"The level of excellence, dedication, and professionalism Deputy Bradley brings daily to his work and to the community, makes him an obvious choice for this award,” said United States Marshals Service Director Ronald L. Davis, who attended the event. “He exemplifies what it means to be a Deputy Marshal, a leader, and role model.”
Bradley felt a calling to the law enforcement profession and to be the positive change he wanted to see. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from North Carolina Central University in 2009, he joined the United States Marshals Service as a DUSM for the Eastern District of Virginia.
“JSI Bradley’s dedication to ensuring the safety of the federal judicial process in the Eastern District of Virginia and his desire to positively affect the communities in this district are a credit to himself and the US Marshals Service,” said Shannon Saylor, United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia. “JSI Bradley is truly deserving of this award.”
Bradley regularly speaks to students at college campuses and high schools about pursuing a career in law enforcement, often acting as a mentor for them as they consider their options.
In 2011, he created an internship program in his district, which brought a more structured and enriching professional learning experience for college students pursuing a career in criminal justice.
Approximately 30 students have gone through the internship program, several of whom have gone on to begin careers in federal and local law enforcement.
“It’s a privilege to not only be a Deputy United States Marshal and recipient of this prestigious award, but a community member who actively seeks change by interacting with youth directly,” said Bradley.
Bradley has earned several community awards for his outstanding service and dedication. In 2014, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia recognized him with the Public Service Award.
In his off-duty time, Bradley volunteers as a youth basketball coach for a local youth sports organization.