Captain JoJo Woodward

Enforcement - Southern Enforcement Branch Commander

Captain JoJo  Woodward

Captain JoJo Woodward

Captain JoJo Woodward was born in Charleston, South Carolina, and was raised in both Beaufort and Jasper Counties. Woodward joined the Hilton Head Island Fire Department in 1984 and graduated from the South Carolina Fire Academy.

In 1986, he began his law enforcement career with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office and graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in 1987.

In 1991, Woodward went to work for the Hardeeville Police Department as Patrol/Drug Interdiction Officer but returned to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office in 1992 where he continued in Investigations and Drug Enforcement.

Woodward was temporarily assigned to the DEA Beaufort Office from 2000-2001 and returned to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office in 2005 to serve as Commander for the Beaufort/Jasper Multi-Agency Drug Task Force and was promoted to Lieutenant.

In 2013, Woodward was promoted to Captain and currently serves as Captain of the Southern Enforcement Branch which consist of Southern Patrol Section, Marine/Beach Patrol, Airport Security, K-9 Team, Hilton Head Special Enforcement Unit, Southern Investigation Section and the Drug Investigation Section.


  • Patrol Officer
  • Marine Patrol Officer
  • Dive Team
  • Deputized United States Marshall
  • Deputized DEA Officer (Atlanta Field Division)
  • Major Crime Unit
  • Hostage Negotations
  • Multi Agency Drug Task Force Commander
  • Southern Enforcement Commander


  • 2014 Strom Thurmond Award
  • Midlands Technical College – Homicide Investigations
  • S.C. Department of Corrections – Hostage Negotiations
  • U.S. Customs Service Blue Lightning Strike Force
  • Charleston County Fugitive and Extradition
  • S.C. Criminal Justice Academy Select Fire – Field Course
  • South Carolina Crisis Negotiation Association
  • DEA / IRS Money Laundering
  • DEA TFO training (Atlanta Field Division)
  • Emergency Management Institute – FEMA Incident Command System
  • St. Petersburg College - Hotel / Motel / Stash House Investigations
  • St. Petersburg College – Mexican Drug Trafficking / Terrorism Funding Narcotics
  • Tri-County Technical College – Confiscation and Forfeiture Laws of South Carolina
  • S.C. Department of Public Safety – SCCJA Specific Skills Instructor
  • Certified Law Enforcement Diver II
  • Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Officer of Year 2003
  • Beaufort Exchange Club Law Enforcement Officer of Year 2004
  • Graduate of the South Carolina Fire Academy
  • Graduate of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
  • Graduate of the 10th LECC Drug Commanders School
  • Commander of the First Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force
  • Member of the North Carolina Narcotics Association
  • Graduate of the 2012 South Carolina Law Enforcement Commanders School
  • Certified in Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies