Citizens Police Academy

Citizens Police Academy, or CPA, gives Beaufort County residents insight into the many services the Sheriff’s Office provides.

During the program, Sheriff’s Office personnel offer overviews of our interesting and diverse services, including patrol operations, emergency management, criminal and cold case investigations, SWAT and forensic sciences.

CPA participants will take a field trip during the course for demonstrations by our SWAT Team and K-9 Unit, and to see a static display of special operations equipment.

In addition, and under the supervision of our highly trained firearms instructors, participants will have the opportunity to use our Firearms Training Simulator.

Citizens Police Academy Coordinator

Staff Sergeant Daniel Allen
843-255-3293
[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

The fall session of Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office has not yet been scheduled.

A session of Citizens Police Academy is eight weeks with one class held each week.

For the convenience of Beaufort County residents, the Sheriff’s Office offers two locations for each session of Citizens Police Academy.

Students in the North of the Broad River session will meet at the Beaufort Law Enforcement Center, 2001 Duke St. in Beaufort.

Students in the South of the Broad River session will meet at Technical College of the Lowcountry’s New River Campus, 100 Community College Drive, Room 125 in Okatie.

Citizens Police Academy is open to anyone 18 or older living or working in Beaufort County.

Students accepted into the program must:

  • Pass a criminal history check
  • Not have any outstanding arrest warrants
  • Receive favorable personal and professional references

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office offers Citizens Police Academy at no charge to attendees.