About Charles

Charles Lewis Corley II is a compassionate leader and committed servant.  

Born in Detroit, MI on July 15, 1981 to Charles and Eva Corley, Charles has been a proud and productive member of his community from the start.  He has been a member of Corinthian Baptist Church in Hamtramck, MI all his life and was baptized there in 1991. Growing up in Detroit, Charles played several sports, but his favorite sport was baseball. He played in the P.A.L. (Police Athletic League), Barney McCosky and Detroit RBI baseball leagues where he stared for the Yankees. He is an avid Detroit sports fan who loves the Pistons, Lions, Tigers and Red Wings. Charles attended Detroit Northern Senior High School where he was part of TOPS (Advanced Placement Program) all four years and received varsity letters in sports such as football, baseball, and volleyball.

Charles majored in criminal justice and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University where he also played football as a walk-on. After college, Charles felt a passion to serve his community which led him to volunteer as a youth coach for different P.A.L. baseball and softball teams. He also sought out the VIP Mentoring program where he first became a mentor for young men. After working a couple of jobs out of college, he joined the Wayne County Sheriff Department where he worked at the Division 1 jail. While working in the jail, Charles worked several floors, but spent most of his time working on the Psychiatric floor working with high profile and mental health inmates. Many people took notice of his hard work ethic and asked him to serve as a Union Representative for the Division 1 jail under P.O.A.M. (Police Officers Association of Michigan).

Charles then left the Sheriff Department in 2014 to join the Detroit Transit Police Department where he was the first officer hired to work the DDOT (Detroit Department of Transportation) bus detail. Charles took on the task of riding city buses throughout the different routes in the county to keep citizens safe. This led him to be assigned to the Rosa Parks Transit Center and The People Mover where he focused on community policing while conducting foot patrol. He again was asked to join the union under F.O.P. (Fraternal Order of Police) where he served as the Vice President and then voted in by his peers as Union President. Charles is now working for Ford Motor Company where he is a proud member of the UAW LOCAL 228.

Charles Corley II is a highly passionate and ambitious professional offering years of leadership experience in serving his community. As Wayne County Sheriff, Charles will be committed to building bridges with the community by establishing a strong and positive relationship between the police departments and their respective neighborhoods. He will re-establish a strong partnership with local school districts to help protect students and will help assist in addressing the mental health conditions in our communities as well as in the county jail.