Retired Mt. Pleasant police chief appointed deputy chaplain

Harry Sewell is the new Deputy Senior Chaplain.
Harry Sewell is the new Deputy Senior Chaplain.

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Recently retired Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Harry Sewell has been named the new Deputy Senior Chaplain for Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy.

Sewell takes over for Chaplain Eddie Driggers, who recently accepted the position of Police Chief for the City of North Charleston. Sewell's tenure begins January 1.

A press conference announcing Sewell's new position in the Chaplaincy will be held on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Mt. Pleasant.

Sewell, who announced last week that he will retire from Mt. Pleasant Police Department, served for 22 years on the police force. He became Chief of Police in Mt. Pleasant in 2007, following a 3-year span of periodic service as Acting Chief beginning in September 2004.

Since joining the department in 1990, Chief Sewell rose through the ranks to eventually become the Chief. Prior to joining the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, Sewell served for two years in law enforcement with the South Carolina State Ports Authority.

Sewell stated that after serving as Mt. Pleasant Police Chief for five years, he desires "to serve [his] Lord, Jesus Christ." As Deputy Senior Chaplain, Sewell will enhance the Chaplaincy's mission of providing a calming, trusted "ministry of presence" during crisis situations throughout the Lowcountry. His experience, faith, and commitment to help others are well-known to the community and will prove invaluable to the future of Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy.