Captain Matthew E. Averill
Joined the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office in 1993.
Originally from Massachusetts.
Captain Matthew E. Averill is the accreditation manager for the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. He is responsible for maintaining the Sheriff’s Office’s accreditations through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA.
CALEA accreditation is a highly sought-after designation awarded to agencies that voluntarily comply with or exceed nationally recognized best practices. As such, Captain Averill manages the extensive and on-going process of maintaining both the law enforcement and the communications accreditations for Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.
During his career with the Sheriff’s Office, Captain Averill has served as a patrol deputy, school resource officer and investigator. In 1995, he was assigned to internal affairs (now the Office of Professional Responsibility) as an investigator, a duty he continues to hold today.
- United States Marine Corps
- United States Air Force
- Virginia School of Polygraph
- Licensed Polygraph Examiner in South Carolina
- Elected president of South Carolina Association of Polygraph Examiners
- Elected vice president of South Carolina Association of Polygraph Examiners
- Guest Speaker at the American Association of Police Polygraphists (AAPP)
- 2003 AAPP Region 5 Polygraph Examiner of the Year
- American Association of Police Polygraphists
- South Carolina Association of Polygraph Examiners
- Disabled American Veterans
- AMVETS Post 70