l Community Policing - City of Beaufort, South Carolina

Community Response Team

Community policing, or community-oriented policing, is a strategy of policing that focuses on police building ties and working closely with members of the communities.


Place RADAR Trailer for gathering speed related statistics to determine level of traffic enforcement needed

Distracted/Impaired Driving Display unit- create discussion on related topics for all age groups of the public, including drivers and passengers

Residential and Commercial Security Evaluations- assist the public with evaluating and recommending security measures specific to their property and surroundings

Build and maintain positive relationships with elementary school staff, students, and parents


Crime Prevention/Apprehension and Covert Assignments

The CRT will develop leads, conduct surveillance, or deploy other methods approved by the Patrol & Special Operations Lieutenant to prevent crimes, develop leads, and make arrests of criminals.


Watch Group, Community Organization, Service Provider Liaison

CRT will be involved in Watch Group Meetings and will be tasked with developing groups in areas that currently do not have them.  In addition, the CRT will be the liaison between community organizations, housing units, or service providers and the Beaufort Police Department.  The purpose of this liaison is to identify community needs and work with members of the community to solve the problems and meet the community‚Äôs needs.


Overt Public Community Coordination

CRT members will provide programs and services that positively impact the community;  not limited to:

Residential and Business security vulnerability checks

Emergency response planning for commercial buildings

National Night Out functions

Child Identification Functions

Summer / Christmas Storm Events

Movie Club

Emergency Updates

Crime Prevention Seminars

For further information about how the Beaufort Police Department can help you, please contact Lt. Charles Squires csquires@cityofbeaufort.org  or (843) 322-7943.