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A Message from Sheriff P.J. Tanner

I was born, raised and feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend the vast majority of my law enforcement career, which began in 1981, right here in Beaufort County. I consider it an honor to continue to serve as Beaufort County Sheriff, since first being elected in 1998.

As your elected Sheriff, I have taken an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of South Carolina and of the United States, and it is my job to ensure that the Constitutional rights of all Beaufort County residents and guests are upheld. At the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, an internationally accredited law enforcement agency since 2010, our operations are guided by recognized best, smart and ethical law enforcement policies and practices. I remain committed to providing the highest quality law enforcement services to Beaufort County; embracing the evolving needs of our community; and maintaining the public’s trust and confidence in the Sheriff’s Office.

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September 30 | Sheriff’s Office continues to monitor Hurricane Ian

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office continues to monitor Hurricane Ian and its potential impacts on our community. Currently, we are seeing rain and sustained winds of 28 mph and wind gusts of up to 47 mph in some areas of the county. Although it appears we are out of the danger zone, flooding and wind […]

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September 29 | Emergency Management officials continue to monitor Tropical Storm Ian

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Division is monitoring Tropical Storm Ian through regular updates from the National Weather Service and South Carolina Emergency Management officials. Earlier today, September 29, Sheriff P.J. Tanner held a press conference where he and community leaders spoke on storm expectations and preparedness in Beaufort County and the municipalities. […]

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Sheriff’s Office to host annual Fall Golf Tournament on October 28

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is set to host its 2022 Fall Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held Friday, October 28, 2022, at Old South Golf Links. This annual event raises money for several Sheriff’s Office initiatives to include appreciation events for staff and scholarships for local students. To sign up, CLICK HERE. To […]

Hilton Head Island woman loses more than $60,000 in scam

A Hilton Head Island woman lost more than $60,000 in a scam. At the end of last week, the woman received an email from who she believed to be the Geek Squad at Best Buy. The email stated her protection plan was going to renew and if she wished to cancel the renewal, she needed […]

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Hilton Head Island woman loses more than $100,000 in scam

A Hilton Head Island woman falls victim to a scam, losing $130,000. The woman reported to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office she had hand delivered more than $100,000 to an individual who claimed to be a government agent. She had been scammed. The scam started with a phone call at the end of June. The […]

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Sheriff’s Office to host annual Fall Golf Tournament on October 28

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is set to host its 2022 Fall Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held Friday, October 28, 2022, at Old South Golf Links. This annual event raises money for several Sheriff’s Office initiatives to include appreciation events for staff and scholarships for local students. To sign up, CLICK HERE. To […]

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Hilton Head Island woman loses more than $60,000 in scam

A Hilton Head Island woman lost more than $60,000 in a scam. At the end of last week, the woman received an email from who she believed to be the Geek Squad at Best Buy. The email stated her protection plan was going to renew and if she wished to cancel the renewal, she needed […]

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Hilton Head Island woman loses more than $100,000 in scam

A Hilton Head Island woman falls victim to a scam, losing $130,000. The woman reported to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office she had hand delivered more than $100,000 to an individual who claimed to be a government agent. She had been scammed. The scam started with a phone call at the end of June. The […]

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September 30 | Sheriff’s Office continues to monitor Hurricane Ian

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office continues to monitor Hurricane Ian and its potential impacts on our community. Currently, we are seeing rain and sustained winds of 28 mph and wind gusts of up to 47 mph in some areas of the county. Although it appears we are out of the danger zone, flooding and wind […]

Read More

September 29 | Emergency Management officials continue to monitor Tropical Storm Ian

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Division is monitoring Tropical Storm Ian through regular updates from the National Weather Service and South Carolina Emergency Management officials. Earlier today, September 29, Sheriff P.J. Tanner held a press conference where he and community leaders spoke on storm expectations and preparedness in Beaufort County and the municipalities. […]

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