Training Division


Officers receive ongoing training in the use of:

  • Criminal domestic violence
  • Defensive tactic
  • Emergency vehicle operations
  • Firearms
  • Legal updates
  • Oeoresin capsicum (pepper) spray
  • Taser

All training provided by the Beaufort Police Department meets or exceeds training requirements outlined by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.

Division Goals

Specific goals of the division include:

  • Assist other agencies in region and State with their training needs
  • Network with providers and other agencies throughout the State
  • To periodically review and evaluate the training available to personnel and to make recommendations for improvement
  • To plan and develop lessons plans related to the needs of the department using a variety of training resources and to develop qualified instructors
  • To provide department employees with training designed to meet their needs in performing assigned tasks to fulfill the department’s goals and objectives