Charles is the co-author of Safe Approach, a safety book for field workers like social workers and nurses. Also writes sword and sorcery fantasy fiction and paranormal romance (as Carrie Bryce).
Charles retired from the Vancouver Police Department in November 2005 after serving 29 years with them. He was awarded the Governor General’s Exemplary Service Medal. Charles' past job assignments within the VPD include the Emergency Response Team, Hostage Negotiator, Child Abuse Investigator, Gang Crime Unit, and the Mental Health Emergency Services Unit. Charles went on to be a police dispatcher for ECOMM for Southwestern B.C., retiring from ECOMM in 2013.
Charles is the founder of an order of Knighthood called the Order of Paladins, British Columbia in October 2007.