Police Department


Welcome to City of Beaufort’s Police Department page. Our goal with our website is to provide helpful information to our residents, and to be transparent with data about activity reports, daily incident reports, and demographic reports.

Our officers and staff are committed to being responsive to our community in the delivery of quality services. We recognize 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. You can find out more about our mission, vision, values and principles here.

Our department has embraced community policing since 1995, when a resolution was adopted by City Council establishing the principles of community policing (click on Principles), a partnership between our department and the community we serve.

Emergency calls

Dial 911 for emergencies.

Reporting incidents and property checks 

If you need to speak with a police officer or want to report an incident or request a property check, please call 843-524-2777 to speak with a dispatcher.

Call 843-322-7900 during normal business hours for administrative assistance or if you do not know your contact’s extension. Please DO NOT call this number after hours to report an incident as that line is only checked during business hours.

Visiting the Police Department

If you have business to conduct at the Police Department, please enter the building on the Palmetto Street side of the Municipal Building. If your business is with Municipal Court, please enter on the side of the building that faces the corner of Boundary and Ribaut roads. See directions at right.