Captain Charlie Brice, Capitol Police
If you were a bad guy, you wouldn’t want to face Captain Charlie Brice in a dark alley. He has a commanding presence, and while he could put fear into the bad guys, he is a great guy – kind, considerate, willing to help.
He is a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force on active duty for 12 years. He served another 16 years in the Arkansas Air National Guard, retiring from the Air Force in 2007.
Charlie served with the 189th Security Forces while on active duty. The 189th was called to active duty after 9/11/2001 and Charlie found himself in Kuwait, where he served for two years. He has been called back to active duty several times. One such assignment was Operation Jump Start in 2006, when the 189th was stationed in Tucson, Arizona and were tasked with patrolling the border. He has deployed for several other support operations, including one following the massive destruction in New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina.
He received the Iraq Campaign Medal for his service during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Captain Brice has been a Capitol Police Officer since 1993. Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) enacted by Congress in 1994, Captain Brice was able to return to his position on the State Capitol Force after each deployment.
Away from the Capitol, Charlie lives in Jacksonville with his wife Diane. He enjoys landscaping and riding his motorcycle. He says that his wife doesn’t take to the bike, but he goes on road trips with the guys. In looking toward retirement, his bucket list includes a cross-country motorcycle trip and running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.