Proudly Serving the Citizens of Beaufort County, South Carolina

For emergencies, call 9-1-1

Proudly Serving the Citizens of Beaufort County, South Carolina

For emergencies, call 9-1-1

Captain Scott Johnson

Joined the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office in 1990.
Originally from Huntington, W.Va.

Captain Scott Johnson oversees the Special Operations Section at the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. He serves as commander of the Bomb Squad, Dive Team, Marine Patrol and Environmental Crimes units, for which he manages the daily operations, training and response. Captain Johnson is also the Office of Homeland Security Grant Project Director and Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator for the Sheriff’s Office.

Captain Johnson began his career at the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office as a Patrol Deputy in the Southern Enforcement Branch. A year later, he became a member of the SWAT Team. In 1992, he served on the Narcotics Unit and became a Patrol Dog handler in 1994.

Captain Johnson was promoted to Sergeant in 1995 and Lieutenant in 1999, when he was assigned commander of the Tactical Operations Section of the Sheriff’s Office, which was responsible for all special teams (Drug Task Force, SWAT Team, Bloodhound Tracking Team and Patrol Dog units). In 2005, he was promoted to Captain of the Tactical Operations Section. In 2009, he became a Bomb Technician.


  • Marshall University
    Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Minor in Sociology

Military Service

  • United States Army

Career Highlights


  • FBI Hazardous Devices School
  • Covert Operations
    Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers
  • Firearms Instructor
    South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
  • Tactical Team Development
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction SWAT Commanders Course
    Louisiana State University
  • Office of Homeland Security Critical Incident Response Course
  • FBI Executive Management Course
  • Hazardous Materials Certification Course
  • Underwater Search Course
  • FBI Tactical Bomb Technician Course
  • FBI Maritime Bomb Technician Course

Notable Roles

  • Certified Hazardous Materials Technician
  • Certified Public Safety Diver
  • Less Lethal Instructor
  • Chemical Munitions Instructor


  • Medal of Valor Recipient
  • Hilton Head Jaycee’s Young Islander Award
  • Distinguished Graduate Award
    South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy


  • National Tactical Officers Association
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors
  • International Association of Bomb Technician Investigators Association
  • United States Bomb Technician Association
  • Public Safety Divers Association

Community Involvement

  • Captain Scott Johnson speaks at public events and civic groups, educating them on all facets of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Operations Section.