Training Division

Ongoing training

Officers receive ongoing training in the use of:

  • Defensive tactics
  • Firearms
  • Oeoresin capsicum (pepper) spray
  • Taser
  • Domestic violence intervention and prevention
  • Legal updates
  • Emergency vehicle operations

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 include:

  • Assist other agencies in region and state with their training needs.
  • Network with providers and other agencies throughout the state.
  • Periodically review and evaluate the training available to personnel and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Develop lessons related to the needs of the department; develop qualified instructors.
  • Provide department employees with training designed to meet their needs in performing assigned tasks to fulfill the department’s goals and objectives.