Lieutenant Alan Langford

Joined the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office in 1995.
Originally from Savannah, Ga.

Lieutenant Alan Langford supervises Support Services for the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. In this role, he supports radio communications for deputies, civilian employees and dispatchers. He is responsible for the maintenance and support for the radio communication network, including the tower sites that enable radio communications among emergency services in Beaufort County.

In his capacity, Lieutenant Langford oversees the CAD system (Spillman Technology); ReportBeam (traffic ticket and accident reporting software used by deputy sheriff’s); all radio, camera and MDC inventory and equipment issues for deputies. He is also involved with the video for in-car and body-worn cameras (L3 and Getac), as well as security cameras and accesses to the Sheriff’s Office buildings.

Prior to his current assignment at the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, Lieutenant Langford was a patrol deputy with the Northern Enforcement Branch for seven years, until he was promoted to Sergeant and transferred to the Southern Enforcement Branch. At the Southern Enforcement Branch, he served as an assistant shift supervisor for almost three years. He was then promoted to Staff Sergeant and assumed the role of patrol shift supervisor. In 2010, as a Staff Sergeant, he was transferred back to the Northern Patrol Branch to supervise a patrol shift. At the Northern Patrol Branch, he was promoted to Master Sergeant and supervised the four patrol shifts. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2019.


  • Technical College of the Lowcountry
    Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice

Career Highlights


  • FBI-LEEDA Trilogy

Notable Roles

  • Team Leader of the Crisis Negotiations Team for the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office

Community Involvement

  • Robert Smalls Middle School PTO
    Former President
  • Beaufort Water Festival Committee