Major Angela Viens

Joined the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office in 1996.
Originally from Bluffton, S.C.

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

Major Viens began her career with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy in August 1996. She was assigned to Southern Enforcement and later served as a field training officer.

In January 1999, she transferred to the Southern Investigations Section and for the next 15 years was promoted through the ranks to Master Sergeant. As the Master Sergeant over the section, she was responsible for directing and supervising the daily operations.

In February 2014, she transferred back to patrol and served as the Master Sergeant over the Southern Enforcement Section. She was promoted to Lieutenant in July 2015 to serve over the Southern Investigations Section. She was responsible for the administration of and planning, coordinating, and supervising the daily activities of personnel assigned to the Investigations Section.

In April 2018, she was promoted to Captain serving Southern Enforcement. She was promoted to Major in January 2021.

Education

  • Coker College
    Bachelor of Science
    1996

Career Highlights

Training

  • South Carolina Law Enforcement Commander’s School
    2018
  • Train the Trainer
    Law Enforcement Census Office and University of South Carolina
  • Cutting Edge Issues in Law Enforcement
    United States Department of Justice
  • Developing Law Enforcement Managers
    Institute of Police Technology and Management
  • Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives
    FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association
  • Variety of training related to investigations, interview, crime scene, case management
  • South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
    1996

Notable Roles

  • Field Training Officer

Honors

  • Rotary Officer of the Year
    2005