Major Richard Roper

Command - Administrative Division Commander

Major Richard Roper

Major Richard Roper

Major Roper was born in Beaufort and continued to live here his entire life. He joined the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office in 1984 and has served in many capacities:

  • Patrol Officer, Patrolman First Class
  • Drug Task Force Officer
  • SWAT Team Member (1987-1990)
  • Detective
  • General Sessions Coordinator
  • Detective IV Supervisor
  • Lieutenant, Administrative Division (1999)
  • Captain, Administrative Branch (2001)
  • Major, Administrative Division Commander (2006)

Training/Certifications:

  • Graduate of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
  • South Carolina Sheriff's Association Mid-Level Management Training
  • Range Master - 3 years
  • Marine Patrol Officer - 7 years
  • Certified Armorist in Glock, Smith and Wesson, Colt AR
  • Certified Firearms Instructor, Levels 1 and 2
  • Certified Law Enforcement PADI Diver
  • Certified Basic Development Instructor, Level 1
  • Certified Marine Theft Investigator
  • Certified Investigator- Level 1
  • Basic Narcotics Investigator
  • Advanced Narcotics Investigator