Mission & Vision

We, the members of the Beaufort Police Department, are committed to being responsive to our community in the delivery of quality services. Recognizing our responsibility to maintain order, while affording dignity and respect to every individual, our objective is to improve the quality of life through a community partnership that promotes safe, secure neighborhoods.

We, the employees of the Beaufort Police Department, believe that providing superior service to the citizens, merchants, and visitors of Beaufort is our primary responsibility, and that all of our work should be structured with that goal in mind. We further believe that in meeting this goal, we shall be responsible to decisions made by the City Council, city manager, the police chief, and the citizens of the City of Beaufort. To achieve and maintain superior standards in our work performance, we are committed to the following values:

  • Concentrated planning and decision-making involving employees’ participation to the greatest extent possible
  • Consideration for the importance of the employees and recognition of individual contributions and initiatives
  • Discussion and information shared in a constructive, open, and supportive manner
  • Energetic in the pursuit of proficiency and responsibility in the performance of our work
  • Excellence in the delivery of services to our city’s citizens, merchants, and visitors
  • Impartial treatment and opportunity for all employees
  • Integrity and honesty in all aspects of service