Christian Garland
Name Christian Garland
Title Deputy Chief
Affiliation NYPD
Division Special Victims Unit (2019-present)
Precinct One Police Plaza
Occupation Police officer
Family Unnamed father
Lamai Garland (wife)
Abby Garland (daughter)
Status Alive
Actor Demore Barnes
First Appearance "Down Low In Hell's Kitchen"

Christian Garland is the current Deputy Chief of the Special Victims Unit, replacing William Dodds.

History[edit | edit source]

Garland immediately made an impression on the detectives after going undercover in order to catch a serial rapist targeting black men in gay bars. (SVU: "Down Low In Hell's Kitchen")

Garland witnessed the protests from both pro-life and pro-choice activists after Evangeline Miller wished to get an abortion following her rape at the hands of her stepfather. He stood by Evangeline’s choice and helped grant custody for her to get an abortion. (SVU: "The Burden Of Our Choices")

When a young woman was sexually assaulted and drugged, Garland assisted the Special Victims Unit with their case. He referred to Julius Adler as a false prophet and showed anger towards Adler's actions. (SVU: "We Dream Of Machine Elves")

After arresting rapist Steve Getz and his counselor Peter Abrams for blackmail, he was threatened by both Getz and Abrams. However, Garland showed no sign of fear or backing down and firmly told the two men that they will be charged. (SVU: "Must Be Held Accountable")

When an agent with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement was arrested on rape charges, he assisted the SVU in investigating the case alongside Sergeant Hasim Khaldun. (SVU: "I Deserve Some Loving Too")

When his reverend Delman Chase was arrested on statutory rape and embezzlement charges, Garland was distraught when Chase shared his anger towards him to the media. When Chase was imprisoned for his actions, Garland visited him in prison but Chase acted psychotic, claiming the Lord was testing him and put him in prison to help his fellow prisoners follow God. Garland left Chase to serve his sentence and cried after leaving him. (SVU: "Garland's Baptism By Fire")

Garland met Barba who was defending a father who murdered his daughter's foster father who had raped her. He told Barba he was pleased to meet him. (SVU: "Sightless in a Savage Land")

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Icon SVU.jpg Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Main Characters

Senior Detectives: Elliot StablerJohn MunchOdafin TutuolaOlivia BensonAmanda Rollins

Junior Detectives: Olivia BensonMonique JeffriesOdafin TutuolaChester LakeAmanda RollinsNick AmaroDominick Carisi, Jr.Katriona Tamin

Squad Supervisors: John MunchOlivia Benson

Commanding Officers: Donald CragenOlivia BensonChristian Garland

Assistant District Attorneys: Alexandra CabotCasey NovakKim GreylekRafael BarbaPeter StoneDominick Carisi, Jr.

Others: Melinda WarnerGeorge Huang

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