OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY COMPLAINT FORM

If you have a complaint against a BCSO Employee, please fill out completely.

Read all portions and complete with as much detail as possible in regards to times, dates, names, locations, descriptions, etc., prior to submitting.

If you have any questions regarding this form. or the Complaint Review process, please contact Lt. Brian Baird at 843-255-3405 or email your questions to him at: brianb@bcgov.net .

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ADVISORY: Section 16-17-725 of the South Carolina Code of Laws 1976, as amended, makes it a criminal offense to knowingly file or cause to be made or filed, a false or misleading report, allegation or complaint with a law enforcement agency. I acknowledge by my submission that I read and understand the Advisory listed in this Section and I am declaring that my complaint and all information I am providing to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is truthful.

Between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014, OPR conducted nine (9) administrative investigations and thirteen (13) administrative inquiries as a result of citizen complaints or information developed within BCSO. The results of these investigations and inquiries regarding BCSO personnel were: three (3) of the investigations and six (6) of the inquiries were determined to be “Unfounded”; one (1) of the inquiries were “Unsubstantiated”; one (1) investigation and one (1) of the inquiries were “Partially Substantiated”; and five (5) of the investigations and five (5) of the inquiries were “Substantiated”. Between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015, OPR conducted seven (7) administrative investigations and nineteen (19) administrative inquiries as a result of citizen complaints or information developed within BCSO. The results of these investigations and inquiries regarding BCSO personnel were: one (1) investigation and twelve (12) of the inquiries were determined to be “Unfounded”; three (3) of the inquiries were “Unsubstantiated”; five (5) of the investigations and four (4) of the inquiries were “Substantiated”. One (1) investigation remains active awaiting receipt of a South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) investigation for an officer involved shooting wherein a BCSO Deputy was shot and in turn discharged his firearm.