BCSO Social Media

Social Media used by BCSO for information dissemination and public communication are: Nixle, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Crimestoppers and the BCSO Website. The BCSO Emergency Management Division also has a Facebook page and a mobile app available for download from app stores.


Sergeant Ramona Townsend provides computer support for software programs utilized by this agency. She is also responsible for optimizing communication and information sharing to internal personnel, regional law enforcement agencies and the general public via several social media platforms. Townsend’s primary objective is to build mutually beneficial relationships between BCSO and citizens within the community.

Townsend manages all communication tools utilized by BCSO, such as:

  • Nixle: A Community Information Service dedicated to helping you stay connected to the information that matters most to you, depending on your physical location. Our service is built on the most secure, reliable, and high-speed distribution platform, ensuring that you receive trusted and immediate, geographically relevant information. Information is immediately available over your cell phone by text message, by email, and over the web. Your account can be customized so you receive the information that matters most to you. Whether it is where you live, work, or have friends or family throughout the country, the information is immediately available to you over your mobile phone, email and computer.
    • Nixle Sign-Up Instructions
    • News and Information Alerts/Posts
    • Weather Warnings are also available through Nixle by doing the following:
      • Just Text “BCNWS” to 888777
  • Facebook
    • Beaufort County Sheriff's Office-SC 
      • News and Information Alerts/Posts
    • Beaufort County Emergency Management Division
      • EMD’s postings will include: weekly operations briefings; weather related information such as Winter Weather Outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), king tides and coastal flooding information; safety tips and fact sheets during awareness days, weeks and months, etc. 
  • Twitter
    • Traffic and All Weather Alerts/Posts 

Videos created and posted by the agency for information dissemination which could include topics such as: agency related information, crime related information, safety tips, incident briefings or press conferences. 

Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry is a citizen, media and police co-operative program designed to involve the public in the fight to identify, prevent, solve, and reduce crime. This invaluable community service enables anyone with details of criminal activity to pass them on anonymously, without fear of exposure or retribution. All it takes to pass on information is one toll free call to 1-888-CRIME-SC. Every call is treated with absolute anonymity so that nobody will know the identity of the caller, except you, the caller. Rewards are available and are paid to people who call the program and their information leads to an arrest. All without compromising a caller’s anonymity.

Also Available:

  • Beaufort County Emergency Management Mobile App

Stay connected to BCSO's Emergency Management Division through our FREE mobile app. 
Just search for Beaufort County Emergency Management in your app store and download today.

Go to your mobile app store and search for: BEAUFORT COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

If you have any questions or difficulties regarding our Social Media, please contact Sgt Ramona Townsend at rkuhn@bcgov.net .