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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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Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office announces Social Media Policy and Terms of Use

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the creation and adoption of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Social Media Policy and Terms of Use. Please take a moment to review. The Sheriff’s Office encourages engagement and interaction on all our digital/social platforms; however, we ask that it follows the guidelines adopted.

New scam emerges related to Amazon purchases and the Anydesk Remove app

A scam has emerged where victims are asked to download an app to their mobile phones or other devices; in doing so they end up losing money. According to victims, they received text messages to their telephones advising they will be charged for an Amazon purchase. In the text, victims are provided with a toll-free […]

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68-year-old Okatie woman loses $3,000 in email scam

A 68-year-old Okatie resident reported to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office she believed she was the victim of fraud. The woman said she received an email, from who she believed to be Norton Security, stating she had been fraudulently charged $400. The email directed her to call them immediately and it provided a phone number. […]

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New scam emerges related to Amazon purchases and the Anydesk Remove app

A scam has emerged where victims are asked to download an app to their mobile phones or other devices; in doing so they end up losing money. According to victims, they received text messages to their telephones advising they will be charged for an Amazon purchase. In the text, victims are provided with a toll-free […]

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68-year-old Okatie woman loses $3,000 in email scam

A 68-year-old Okatie resident reported to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office she believed she was the victim of fraud. The woman said she received an email, from who she believed to be Norton Security, stating she had been fraudulently charged $400. The email directed her to call them immediately and it provided a phone number. […]

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