Darrell Gruel

 
Police
Title: Deputy Chief
Phone: 843-322-7936
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Career with the Beaufort Police Department
Deputy Chief Gruel started with the Beaufort Police Department in 1991 and was awarded the J.P. Strom award as the top academic graduate of his class at the SCCJA. 

He started in the Uniform Patrol Division and from 1994 to 1997 and was the school resource officer at Beaufort High School. He 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.

Deputy Chief Gruel transferred into Investigations in 2005 and was promoted to lieutenant in charge of the Investigations Division in 2010. He was promoted to deputy chief in November 2020 and he now supervises both patrol division and investigations. 
 

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