Lieutenant Robert Tuten

Emergency Management - Planning Officer

Lieutenant Robert Tuten

Lieutenant Robert Tuten

Lieutenant Robert Tuten was raised in Ridgeland, SC. After graduating from Thomas Heyward Academy, he attended Wingate College located in Wingate, North Carolina. After attending Wingate College, he then transferred to the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.  In 1990, he graduated from the University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.

In 1991, Lieutenant Tuten was hired by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office as a uniformed patrol officer and assigned to the Southern Division.  That same year, he graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy with honors. Since that time, Lieutenant Tuten has served in many different facets while employed with the sheriff’s office.  He has attended many specialized schools and has acquired multiple instructor certifications. 

SHERIFF’S OFFICE SERVICE

  • Patrol Officer
  • Patrol Staff Sergeant
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Criminal Investigator Staff Sergeant
  • Drug Investigative Section Master Sergeant
  • S.W.A.T. Team Leader
  • Environmental Crimes Unit Master Sergeant
  • Court House Security Master Sergeant
  • Emergency Management Master Sergeant

CERTIFICATIONS: 

  • Firearms Instructor
  • Patrol Rifle Instructor
  • Departmental Armorer
  • Taser Instructor
  • Less Lethal Instructor