Crisis Negotiation

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Crisis Negotiation Team is specifically trained in the use of negotiation techniques designed to diffuse and resolve critical, high-risk situations. Incidents involving barricaded subjects, hostage-takers, or persons threatening suicide represent especially trying and stressful moments for the law enforcement personnel who respond to them. When called upon, Crisis Negotiators must be able establish contact with these individuals, identify their demands and work collectively to resolve tense and often volatile standoffs without loss of life. Prepared to respond to any part of Beaufort County or adjacent jurisdiction upon request, the Crisis Negotiation Team is on call seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

For more information regarding the Crisis Negotiation Team, please contact team supervisor, Major Jim Bukoffsky, at (843) 255-3502 or

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office

2001 Duke St

Beaufort, South Carolina 29902


Phone: 843-255-3200

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