CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS BRANCH

The Criminal Investigations Section is responsible for investigating a variety of crimes including homicides, serious assaults, sex offenses, identity theft, fraud and other crimes committed against persons and property.  The Northern Criminal Investigators manage cases of the territory north of the Broad River Bridge, while Southern Criminal Investigators manage cases of the territory south of the Broad River Bridge.

The Drug Investigations Section is responsible for collecting, archiving and disseminating narcotics-related intelligence for successful investigations and prosecutions. The goal is to reduce all criminal activity by effectively investigating, combating and interdicting the importation of illegal drugs into Beaufort County, thus enhancing the quality of life for the Beaufort County residents and their guests.  This is accomplished by developing informant networks, working undercover, conducting surveillance, processing criminal intelligence data, arresting drug dealers and buyers who engage in illegal drug transactions.

Investigators work closely with other sections of the Sheriff's Office along with their counterparts on the state and federal level.

Lt. Matt Averill mattav@bcgov.net (843)255-3216
Lt. Chris Sankowski chriss@bcgov.net (843)255-3703
 
NORTHERN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS SECTION
MSgt. Brian Chapman jpurdy@bcgov.net (843)255-3417
SSgt. Jeremiah Fraser jfraser@bcgov.net (843)255-3416
 
SOUTHERN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS SECTION
MSgt. Andres Florencio andresf@bcgov.net (843)255-3305
SSgt. Eric Calendine ecalendine@bcgov.net (843)255-3427
     
DRUG INVESTIGATIONS SECTION
MSgt. Robert Tuten bobbyt@bcgov.net (843)255-3721
Drug Activity Anonymous Tip Line: (843)255-3719
*CRIME STOPPERS*
Anytime day or night, criminal activity or information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-(888)-CRIME-SC (274-6372).

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