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

Media Resources

Partners in public information

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office works closely with local media to help keep the community up-to-date and informed about important safety issues and to raise awareness about Sheriff’s Office initiatives, public health concerns, such as drug overdoses, as well as potential threats to area, including major storms and criminal activity.

Our public information team responds promptly to all media inquiries and can help guide you to the resources needed for publication or broadcast.

To learn more about the Sheriff’s Office, visit our History page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Beaufort County Government operates the Beaufort County Detention Center.

Click here to visit the county’s Inmate Inquiry System.

For questions about current or former inmates, call the county’s public information officer at 843-255-2000.

In accordance with South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office makes incident reports filed over the past 14 days available to the public for inspection and copying at our offices.

Our Hilton Head Island office is at 70 Shelter Cove Lane. Our Beaufort office is at 2001 Duke St.

Our records department is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To obtain incident reports filed more than two weeks ago, please fill out a Freedom of Information Act Request here.

In accordance with the South Carolina law (Section 23-1-240), data recorded by a body-warn camera is not a public record subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.

Contact our Public Information Officer, Major Angela Viens at 843-255-3406 or email her at [email protected].

Please contact Assistant Public Information Officer Lindsay Housaman via email at [email protected].

No. If you plan to attend a news conference with equipment that requires an electrical outlet, please call Assistant Public Information Officer Lindsay Housaman at 843-575-3950 or email her at [email protected] to make arrangements.

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office news conferences will be announced through our Nixle news alert system, as well as on all of our social media accounts.

News conferences will be streamed live on our Facebook page.