Chief of Police
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. 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. 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. He and his wife have 2 sons and have lived in Beaufort since 1989.
Deputy Chief of Police
Deputy Chief Dale McDorman was hired by the Beaufort Police Department in April, 1995. His 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. 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.
Captain Robert Carson
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. 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, 1990-1991). After leaving the military, he was employed with the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety as Sergeant over traffic enforcement and canine sections. 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. Captain Carson was hired by the Beaufort Police Department in May, 1999 and in May of 2001, was promoted to Operations Supervisor (1st Sgt.). 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. 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.
Investigations and Patrol
Captain Darrell Gruel
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 1994-1997 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.
Professional Standards and Training
Lieutenant Doug Kadas
Lt. 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 Maryland with a BA in Criminal Justice. He is married and has a son and a daughter. Prior to coming to the Police Department, Lt. Kadas worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer for South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice for five years. Lt. Kadas was also a Foster Parent for five years and volunteered as a Sunday School Teacher, AWANAS Leader, and Youth Leader in Beaufort. Lt. 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. Lt. Kadas is responsible for the department’s hiring/promotional processes, internal affairs investigations, department policies, grants, State accreditation, court security, training, and other administrative functions. He was promoted to Lieutenant on April 24, 2010.
Lieutenant Charles Squires
Lieutenant Squires was born near Albany, New York and grew up in the Adirondack Mountains regularly visiting his grandparents on Fripp Island, SC. After graduating from High School, Lt. 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, Lt. Squires began his pursuit of a Criminal Justice degree at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. He then transferred to the Columbia (USC) campus where he graduated with honors and received a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice. Upon being hired by the Hardeeville Police Department, he attended the SC Criminal Justice academy and received the distinguished graduate award. Lt. Squires worked patrol and was promoted to Corporal and then Investigator during the three years he was at HPD. 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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