Command Staff

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Police Chief Dale McDorman 

Early career

Chief Dale McDorman's prior law enforcement career included being a sheriff's deputy in Stark County, Ohio, and a Beaufort County sheriff's deputy. Chief McDorman was also a security policeman in the U.S. Air Force for eight years. He has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Columbia College.

Joining the Beaufort PD

Chief McDorman was hired by the Beaufort Police Department in April 1995. He 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.

McDorman served as the operations lieutenant and as investigations lieutenant prior to being promoted to deputy police chief in March 2010. In July 2020, he was made interim chief of police in the wake of Chief Matthew Clancy's death. In November 2020, he was named police chief.

Press release on Chief McDorman's appointment

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Capt. Richard Poole (Administrative)

Joining the Beaufort PD

Capt. Poole is a native of Beaufort, and a second-generation City of Beaufort police officer. He earned the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy’s Distinguished Graduate Award for his high academics while attending. 

He began his career in law enforcement with the Beaufort Police Department in 2007 as a patrolman II.

During Capt. Poole’s time as a patrolman, he was also a patrol K-9 handler for the department, where he worked with K-9 “Hugo." Capt. Poole later became an assistant patrol supervisor before being promoted to first sergeant and the supervisor of Patrol Team 4. He was then promoted to lieutenant in charge of professional standards and recruiting. He was promoted to his current position in June 2022.

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Lt. Charles Squires (Community Programs)

Education

Lt. Squires was born near Albany, N.Y., and grew up in the Adirondack Mountains, regularly visiting his grandparents on Fripp Island, S.C. After graduating from high school, Lt. Squires joined the U.S. Navy; some of his duties included shore patrol, which was when he became interested in law enforcement. He received a bachelor's in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina (Columbia). 

Joining the Beaufort PD

Upon being hired by the Hardeeville Police Department, Lt. Squires attended the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and received the distinguished graduate award. He worked patrol and was promoted to corporal and then investigator during the three years he was in Hardeeville.

In 1999, Lt. Squires 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, Lt. Squires was promoted to the position of lieutenant.

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Lt. Jason Day (Patrol)

Early career

Lt. Jason Day moved to Beaufort while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and later moved into a career in law enforcement. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Joining the Beaufort PD

Lt. Day began his career with the Beaufort Police Department in 2009, with prior law enforcement experience starting in 1997 with Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and Port Royal Police Department. Lt. Day started as a patrolman, and later was promoted to a patrol supervisor. In 2013 he was promoted to operations master sergeant, and in 2016 he was promoted to lieutenant. Currently, Lt. Day oversees day-to-day operation with patrol officers.

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Lt. Charles Raley (Investigations)

Early career

Lt. Charles Raley grew up in Cincinnati, OH, and previously worked for the City of Columbia (S.C.) Police Department. He has an associate degree in criminal justice from Park University.

Joining the Beaufort PD

Lt. Raley was hired by the Beaufort Police Department in July of 2008 as a patrolman III. He was promoted to investigator in 2015. In 2019, Raley was promoted to master sergeant of investigations. He was promoted to lieutenant in June 2022.

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Master Sgt. Joseph Dobbins (Patrol)

Early career

Master Sgt. Joseph Dobbins was born in Brownton, W. Va. After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the infantry as a machine gunner. While in the infantry he was selected to serve in Security Forces at Charleston, S.C. In 1995 he made a move into air traffic control. While serving as a controller, Dobbins made multiple combat deployments to Iraq, and in 2005 he was selected as the Command-and-Control Marine of the Year. He was promoted to master sergeant and spent a large part of his remaining military career in Beaufort. He retired from active duty in August 2011.     

Joining the Beaufort PD

Master Sgt. Dobbins was hired by the Beaufort Police Department in July 2011 as a patrolman I. 

He was promoted through the ranks to the rank of first sergeant in August 2018. He supervised multiple patrol teams over the next three years. In December of  2021, he was promoted to master sergeant in the Operations Division. 

Master Sgt. Dobbins currently assists in the supervision and oversees day-to-day operations of patrol.