Command Staff

police

Matt Clancy

Police Chief

Early Life and Education

Matthew Clancy is originally from Long Island New York. He graduated from The Citadel in 1986 and was commissioned as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Early Career

While on active duty he served in various billets in the FMF and at MCRD Parris Island. In 1993 he left the Marine Corps to begin a career in Law Enforcement. That career began with The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office where he served in the capacity of Deputy Sheriff, Corporal and Sergeant.

Career

In 1997 he moved to the Beaufort Police Department where he has served as Patrolman, Criminal Investigator, Investigative Lieutenant and Deputy Chief. In 2008 he was promoted to his current position of Chief of Police. Chief Clancy is a graduate of the 220th Session of the FBI National Academy, the IACP Leading by Legacy Program and the South Carolina Diversity Leadership Initiative.

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Dale McDormann

Deputy Chief

Personal and Education


Early Career

Deputy Chief McDorman's prior law enforcement career included being a Sheriff’s Deputy in Stark County Ohio and a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Deputy. Deputy Chief McDorman was also a Security policeman in the U.S. Air Force for eight years.

Joining the Beaufort Police Department

Deputy Chief Dale McDorman was hired by the Beaufort Police Department in April, 1995. Deputy Chief McDorman came to the Beaufort Police Department as a Patrolman III and was promoted to Sergeant/Operations Supervisor in October 1999 and to Lieutenant/Operations in April 2005. Deputy Chief McDorman served as the Operations Lieutenant and as the Investigations Lieutenant prior to being promoted to Deputy Police Chief in March 2010.

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Robert Carson

Captain/Emergency Management

Personal Life

Captain Carson is a native of Orangeburg, South Carolina and has lived all over the country as result of being in a military family. He is married and has a son and daughter.

Early Career

Captain Carson was a crash fire fighter in the U.S. Air Force and took part in Operation “Just Cause” (Panama, 1989) and Operation “Desert Shield/Storm” (Saudi Arabia, 1990 to 1991). After leaving the military, he was employed with the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety as Sergeant over traffic enforcement and canine sections.

Schooling

Captain Carson has a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Management, Associate Degree in Public Service/Criminal Justice,  status as an adjunct instructor with the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, is a Traffic Collision Reconstructionist.

Joining the Beaufort Police Department

Captain Carson was hired by the Beaufort Police Department in May, 1999 and in May of 2001, was promoted to Operations Supervisor (1st Sergeant). In August of 2004 he was promoted to the position of Training Officer for the Department. In June of 2006 he was promoted to Lieutenant and served as the Administrative Lieutenant. In 2010, Carson took on the responsibility of Patrol and Special Operations Lieutenant.


Emergency Management

He also serves as an emergency management representative of the City during critical incidents such as hurricanes. He was promoted to Captain on June 20, 2012.

 

Darrel Gruel

Captain/Operations Commander

Career with the Beaufort Police Department

Captain Gruel started with the Beaufort Police Department in 1991 and was awarded the J.P. Strom award for being the top academic graduate of his class at the SCCJA. Captain Gruel started in the Uniform Patrol Division and from 1994 to 1997 was the School Resource Officer at Beaufort High School. Captain Gruel was also the first School Resource Officer at Beaufort Middle School prior to returning to the patrol division where he was later promoted to Operations Supervisor. Captain Gruel transferred into Investigations in 2005 and was promoted to Lieutenant in charge of the Investigations Division in 2010. Currently he holds the position of Operation Commander which supervises both patrol division and investigations.



 

Jason Day

Lieutenant/Patrol

Personal and Education

 Early Career


Career with the Beaufort Police Department

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Charles Squire

Lieutenant/Community Programs

Personal and Education

Lieutenant Squires was born near Albany, New York and grew up in the Adirondack Mountains regularly visiting his grandparents on Fripp Island, South Carolina. After graduating from High South Carolinahool, Lieutenant Squires joined the United Sates Navy and some of his duties included shore patrol which was when he became interested in law enforcement. After being honorably discharged at the end of his enlistment, Lieutenant Squires began his pursuit of a Criminal Justice degree at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. He then transferred to the Columbia (University of South Carolina) campus where he graduated with honors and received a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice.


Early Career

Upon being hired by the Hardeeville Police Department, he attended the South Carolina Criminal Justice academy and received the distinguished graduate award. Lieutenant Squires worked patrol and was promoted to Corporal and then Investigator during the three years he was at HPD.


Career with the Beaufort Police Department

In 1999 he was hired by the Beaufort Police Department as a Patrolman III and was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2002. As a Patrol Sergeant he also focused on the department’s crime watch groups and police boat operations. In 2012 he was promoted to the position of Lieutenant.

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Doug Kadas

Lieutenant/Professional Standards & Training

Personal and Education

Lieutenant Kadas was born in Johnstown Pennsylvania. He lived in Indiana, Maryland, and Virginia before settling in Beaufort, SC in 1995. He is a graduate of the University of Maryl Foster Parent for five years and volunteered as a Sunday Scool Teaher, AWAS Leader, and Youth Leader in Beaufort.  

Early Career

Lieutenant Kadas graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy as a distinguished graduate. He was a runner-up for the Jesse Altman award as officer of the Year for Beaufort County in 2004. He earned officer of the quarter for the Beaufort Police Department in 2005 and 2010. Lieutenant Kadas also worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer for South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice for five years.

Responsibilities

Lieutenant Kadas is responsible for the department’s

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Patrick Schmucker

Sergeant/Public Information Officer

Personal and Education


Early Career


Career with the Beaufort Police Department