Charles Holt

Charles Holt


Charles Holt has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Florida and he served 28 years with the Miami-Dade Police Department before his retirement.

During his career Charles worked uniform patrol and was assigned to the Headquarters Auto Theft Unit as a detective. Charles also worked street level narcotics as a plain-clothes detective.

Prior to retiring Charles was assigned to Crime Scene as the department’s first full-time Forensic Artist. It was Charles’ responsibility to develop a working forensic art unit that assisted detectives from Miami-Dade Police as well as any local, state or federal agency requesting assistance.

Charles has published several articles on forensic art as well as on warriorship. He has lectured on forensic art, forensic entomology, forensic anthropology, warriorship and school shootings at the University of Miami, Miami-Dade College, Hillsborough Community College, East Tennessee State University and civic groups across the Southeast. Charles teaches a 40-hours forensic art course and he has trained several forensic artists as well as the entire forensic art unit for the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

During his career Charles received two silver medals of valor, a purple heart, distinguished service awards, along with numerous commendations.

Charles has extensive training in interview and interrogation techniques and has completed the FBI Forensic Art Course at Quantico, Virginia.