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

Leadership Team

Sheriff P.J. Tanner joined the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office in 1981, just three days after turning 21 — the minimum age at which one is eligible to become a deputy. 

He is now proudly serving his seventh term as Beaufort County’s chief law enforcement officer. 


Chief Deputy Michael M. Hatfield joined the Sheriff’s Office in 1974 as a deputy sheriff while attending Palmer College, where he majored in Police Administration.

He has served as chief deputy under Sheriff P.J. Tanner since Tanner was first elected in 1999. MORE

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Colonel Richard Roper

Administrative Division Commander

Colonel Richard Roper oversees the Criminal Warrant, Civil Process, Recruiting and Staffing, School Resource Officer, Community Resource Officer and Information Technology units. In addition, he is responsible for the Special Services, Evidence Management and Forensic Services Laboratory sections. 

Major Glenn Zanelotti

Administrative and Support Services

Major Glenn Zanelotti serves as the Administrative Division Major and currently oversees Accreditation and Policy, Civil Process and Warrant, Special Services, Recruiting and Staffing, and the Support Services sections. 

Captain William Angelo

Recruiting, Staffing and Training

Captain William Angelo is the Headquarters Captain and supervises the Recruiting/Staffing Section, Training, as well as the Supply Manager.

Captain Matthew E. Averill​

Accreditation Manager

Captain Matthew E. Averill is is responsible for maintaining the Sheriff’s Office’s accreditations through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).  In addition, Averill oversees and conducts polygraphs for the Polygraph Unit, as well as supervising the Office of Professional Responsibility Unit.

Captain Alfredo H. Givens

Special Services and Juvenile Services

Captain Alfredo H. Givens oversees the Special Services Section and the daily operations of the Community Resource Officer, Courthouse Security, Juvenile Services and School Resource Officer units. Captain Givens is also the Sheriff’s Office liaison for the Beaufort County School District. 

Captain Jacqueline D. LeGree

Evidence and Property Manager

Captain Jacqueline D. LeGree serves as the supervisor of the Evidence and Property Section for the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. In this capacity, she oversees the receipt, identification, categorization and storage of all property collected and submitted by Sheriff’s Office personnel.

Criminal Records and Civil Process, Judgments and Warrants

Captain Mark L. Mattox manages Criminal Records, Civil Process and Judgments, Warrants, Hilton Head Airport Security and the South Carolina Incident-Based Reporting System. He is also the Freedom of Information Act Compliance Officer for the Sheriff’s Office. 

Captain Brian M. Baird

Intelligence Unit Supervisor

Captain Brian Baird, a licensed polygraph examiner, not only conducts polygraph examinations, but oversees the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Polygraph Unit to ensure all examiners complete required training and licensing requirements. In addition, Captain Baird supervises the Intelligence Unit which conducts a variety of in-depth research to aid in the resolution of criminal investigations and the identification of crime patterns and trends. 

Lieutenant Todd Calhoun

General Sessions Coordinator

Lieutenant Todd Calhoun presents cases for indictment to the Grand Jury. He is also the acting liaison with the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office and assists the Special Services Commander in managing Court Security and Juvenile Services.  

Lieutenant Alan Langford

Civil Process & Warrants

Lieutenant Alan Langford supervises supervises the daily operations of the Criminal Records, the Civil Process, and the Criminal Warrants sections of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. In this capacity, Lieutenant Langford oversees civilian personnel and deputy sheriffs assigned to fulfil public record requests, serve civil processes, serve arrest warrants, extradition of wanted persons, the issuance of non-ferrous metal permits and the transportation of patients from hospitals to mental health facilities throughout the state.  

Lab Director Renita L. Berry

Forensic Services Laboratory Director

Renita L. Berry is Director of the Forensic Services Laboratory and a Forensic Chemist at the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. She is responsible for the daily operations of the laboratory and activities of the staff. As a Forensic Chemist, she is responsible for the chemical analysis and identification of suspected illegal drugs and controlled and dangerous substances.  

Daniel F Gourley, II

General Counsel

Gourley served as an Assistant Attorney General for the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office from 2013-2016. During that time, Gourley handled all post-conviction relief matters for the 2nd and 3rd Judicial Circuit. While at the Attorney General’s office, Gourley conducted numerous evidentiary hearings in the South Carolina Circuit Courts and argued various appellate matters at the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

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Colonel Neil Baxley

Emergency Management Division Commander

Colonel Neil Baxley serves as Commander of the Emergency Management Division. He is responsible for Beaufort County’s 911 phone system, Central Communications Dispatch, Hazardous Material Program and Traffic Management Center. He is also the Aviation Unit Commander for the Sheriff’s Office.

Captain Adam Zsamar

Communications Officer

Captain Adam Zsamar manages the Communications Center (911 Dispatch), Criminal Justice Information Services/National Crime Information Center Office and E911 addressing and mapping office. He also coordinates the Sheriff’s Office’s Hazardous Materials program.  

Lieutenant Robert Tuten

Planning Officer

Lieutenant Robert Tuten is the planning officer and responsible for developing an Incident Action Plan for Natural Disasters and large security events. He also plans and develops training exercises that can include all first-responder agencies in the county. His other duties include overseeing the Traffic Management Center, assisting in firearms training and managing the 1033 Program. 

Staff Sergeant Hope Day

Logistics Officer

Staff Sergeant Hope Day is Logistics Officer for the Emergency Management Division. When the Emergency Operations Center is fully activated in the event of a major storm or other hazardous situation, Staff Sergeant Day assumes responsibility as Beaufort County Logistics Chief.  

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Enforcement Division Commander

Colonel Allen Horton oversees the activities of all personnel assigned to the division.

Northern Enforcement Branch

Major Jerome Spencer is the Northern Enforcement Branch Commander for the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. In this role, he oversees patrol and investigation operations in Northern Beaufort County. 

Major Jeff Purdy

Southern Enforcement Branch 

Major Jeff Purdy is the Southern Enforcement Branch Commander for the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. In this role, he oversees patrol and investigation operations in Southern Beaufort County, which includes areas south of the Broad River. He also oversees the Special Operations Section of the Sheriff’s Office. 

Major Angela Viens

Public Information and Crime Prevention

Major Angela Viens is the the Public Information Officer serving as a liaison between the media, community and the Sheriff’s Office. She also oversees community programs and outreach on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office.  

Captain Scott Johnson

Special Operations

Captain Scott Johnson 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 Brian Chapman

Northern Enforcement Branch 

Captain Brian Chapman is responsible for the daily operations of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office’s Northern Enforcement Branch patrol shifts. 

Captain Andrew P. Faucett

Southern Enforcement Branch 

Captain Andrew P. Faucett is responsible for the daily operations of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office’s  Southern Enforcement Branch patrol shifts. 

Lieutenant Angela Crumpton

Northern Investigations and Enforcement

Lieutenant Angela Crumpton serves with the Northern Investigations Section of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, which includes Investigations, the Sex Offender Registry, Victim’s Advocates, as well as the Sheriff’s Office’s Crime Scene Unit. 

Lieutenant Eric Calendine

Southern Investigations and Enforcement

Lieutenant Eric Calendine is responsible for Southern investigations and patrol teams, as well as Victim’s Advocates.

Lieutenant Jeremiah Fraser

Special Operations

Lieutenant Jeremiah Fraser is responsible for the Violent Crimes Task Force, Tracking Team and Alcoholic Beverage Control.