l Lieutenant Darrell Gruel - City of Beaufort, South Carolina

Lieutenant Darrell Gruel

Lieutenant 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.  Lieutenant Gruel started in the Uniform Patrol Division and from 1994-1997 was the School Resource Officer at Beaufort High School.  Lieutenant 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. Lieutenant Gruel transferred into Investigations in 2005 and was promoted to Lieutenant in charge of the Investigations Division in 2010.