Major Bob Bromage

Joined the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office in 1990.
Originally from Connecticut.

Major Bob Bromage serves as the Public Information Officer and Cold Case Investigator. As Public Information Officer, or PIO, his duties include media and public relations, as well as overseeing social media and video production and hosting for “Lowcountry Law: On Air” on The County Channel. As the Cold Case Investigator he is charged with overseeing the investigation of Beaufort County’s unresolved homicides and missing person cases.

Major Bromage started with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office in November 1990 as a deputy sheriff assigned to patrol Southern Beaufort County. In 1993, he was promoted to the rank of detective and began focusing on the investigation of violent crimes. As a detective, he mainly worked the night shift, which provided an excellent learning opportunity for crimes against persons, other most serious crimes and the agency’s cold cases. 

When Sheriff P.J. Tanner took office in 1999, Major Bromage was assigned as the supervisor for a county-wide major crimes unit, which focused on homicides, robberies and other most serious violent crimes. Major Bromage went on to serve as the traumatic death investigator and then as the county-wide criminal investigations branch commander.  In 2015, Major Bromage assumed the duties as the agency’s Public Information Officer, while maintaining the responsibilities of Cold Case Investigator.

Education

  • Anderson University Command College of South Carolina
    Master of Criminal Justice
    2018
  • Park University
    Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration
    2007
  • Armstrong State College
    Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice
    1995

Military Service

  • United States Army National Guard
    1988-1990
  • United States Army
    1985-1988

Career Highlights

Training

  • FBI National Academy 
    204th Session
    January-March 2001
  • FBI and Reid interview and interrogation schools
  • Practical Homicide Investigation
  • Forensic Science Internship
    South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
    1999
  • Leadership Hilton Head Island-Bluffton
    Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
    1997
  • South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Basic Law Enforcement
    1991

Honors

  • Presented research paper “Social Media in Police Public Information”
    Southern Criminal Justice Association Annual Conference, Nashville, Tenn.
    2019
  • Nominated for Strom Thurmond Excellence in Law Enforcement Award
    2018
  • J.P. Strom Award recipient and class leader for South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
    Basic Class 253

Affiliations

  •  FBI National Academy Associates
    president of the South Carolina chapter
    2008 and 2009
  • South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association 

Community Involvement