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.
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.
Lieutenant Brian M. Baird
Intelligence Unit Supervisor
Lieutenant 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, Lieutenant 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 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
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.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIVISION
Colonel Neil Baxley
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
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
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
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.
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.
Captain Scott Johnson
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.
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.