Major James Bukoffsky

Major James Bukoffsky was raised in Northern Ohio. He joined the United States Army were he served for 13 years. Rising to the rank of Sergeant First Class assigned as the Senior Instructor United States Army Drill Sergeant School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Upon leaving the military, he was trained and certified as an Ohio Peace Officer serving for two years with The Stark County Sheriff Office. Captain Bukoffsky joined the Beaufort County Sheriff Office in 1990 and served until 1998. Then he accepted a Master Patrolman position with The Beaufort Police Department until late 1999 when he rejoined The Beaufort County Sheriff Office.

He has served as Patrol Officer, Assistant Shift Supervisor, Criminal Investigator, Criminal Investigations Supervisor, Northern Enforcement Branch Master Sergeant, Northern Enforcement Branch Operations Lieutenant, Northern Enforcement Branch Captain prior to his promotion to Major as the Enforcement Division Assistant Commander. 

While serving as the Enforcement Branch Lieutenant he was responsible for the testing, purchasing and implementation of the Digital In-Car Camera Systems.

Major Bukoffsky is currently the Enforcement Division Assistant Commander and Hostage Negotiation Team Commander.


  • U.S. Army Basic Training

  • Field Artillery Advanced Training

  • Special Weapons Training/Certification

  • U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School

  • Basic Non-commissioned Officer Course

  • Advanced Non-commissioned Officer Course

  • Ohio Peace Officer Certification

  • Ohio Basic Correction Officer Certification

  • Graduate of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy

  • Class 1 Law Enforcement Officer

  • South Carolina Basic Crime Prevention Certification

  • South Carolina Basic Investigations

  • South Carolina Advanced Investigations

  • Crime Scene Investigations (IPTM)

  • Death Scene Investigations (IPTM)

Major James Bukoffsky


Phone: 843-255-3502

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office

2001 Duke St

Beaufort, South Carolina 29902


Phone: 843-255-3200

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