Captain Scott Johnson

Captain Scott Johnson is a native of Huntington, West Virginia. After graduating from Huntington East High School in 1983, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served with the 82nd Airborne Division, B Company 307th Engineer Battalion.

After receiving an honorable discharge, Johnson attended Marshall University in Huntington, WV and received a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Sociology. While pursuing a Criminal Justice degree, he completed two internship programs with the Ashland Police Department in Kentucky and the Kentucky Coalition for Highway Safety.

Captain Johnson began his Law Enforcement career with Beaufort County Sheriff's Office in 1990. Johnson has attended over 100 specialized seminars and training conferences and has acquired numerous instructor certifications.



  • Patrol Officer

  • Marine Patrol Officer

  • Patrol Corporal

  • Patrol Sergeant

  • Field Training Officer

  • Narcotics Investigator 

  • K-9 Handler

  • Bomb Technician

  • Lieutenant Tactical Operations Section

  • Captain Tactical Operations Section

  • S.W.A.T. Team Commander

  • Bomb Squad Commander

  • Bloodhound Unit Commander

  • Dive Team Commander


  • 1994-2001 Clinton Presidential Detail S.W.A.T. Coordinator

  • 1996 Summer Olympics S.W.A.T. Coordinator

  • Developed Sheriff's Office Active Shooter Training and SOP 

  • Developed S.W.A.T. Maritime Operations Training and SOP 

  • Incorporated WMD Capabilities into S.W.A.T. Team

  • Incorporated County Paramedics into S.W.A.T. Team

  • Homeland Security Type I Capable S.W.A.T. Team


  • Deputized United States Customs Agent , “Blue Lightning” Task Force


  • Distinguished Graduate South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy

  • Medal of Valor Recipient

  • Beaufort County Sheriff's Office 2006 Top H-K Pistol Shooter Award

  • Hilton Head Jaycee's 1997 Young Islander Award

  • Team member of 1994 Spartanburg S.W.A.T. Competition Championship team

  • Certified A.S.C.T. Police Canine Handler

  • Graduate of FBI Hazardous Devices School

  • Certified Bomb Technician

  • Hazardous Materials Technician I

  • Certified Public Safety Diver


  • South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association

  • National Tactical Officers Association

  • National Police Bloodhound Association

  • National Association for Search and Rescue

  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors

  • International Tactical Officers Training Association

  • International Bomb Technicians Investigators Association

  • Public Safety Divers Association

Captain Scott Johnson​



Phone: 843-255-3701

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office

2001 Duke St

Beaufort, South Carolina 29902


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