Major Angela Viens

Major Angela Viens is a native of Beaufort County.  She was born in Bluffton and has spent most of her life there.  Viens graduated from Hilton Head High School and continued her education at Coker College in Hartsville, SC.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Coker College where she also competed in intercollegiate volleyball.  She graduated in May 1996 and began her career with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office shortly thereafter. 

Major Viens began her career as a patrol deputy in August 1996. She was assigned to Southern Enforcement.  She was selected as a field training officer, responsible for training newly hired troops in 1997.   In January 1999, she was promoted to the rank of Corporal and transferred to the Southern Investigations Section.  Viens spent the next 15 years in the Investigations Section, promoting through the ranks to Master Sergeant.   She was selected as Southern Beaufort County’s “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” by the Hilton Head Island Rotary Club in 2005.

As an Investigator, Major Viens worked all facets of criminal investigations. She received training and advanced education in many fields associated with investigations.  As the Master Sergeant over the section, she was responsible for directing and supervising the daily operations of the Southern Investigations Section.  In February 2014, she transferred to the patrol section to broaden her experiences in enforcement.  She was responsible for the daily operations of the Southern Enforcement road patrol, the Special Enforcement Unit and Airport Security.  Viens was promoted in July 2015 to Lieutenant, to serve over the Southern Enforcement Investigations Section.   She was responsible for planning, coordinating, supervising and administration of the daily activities of personnel assigned to the Investigations Section.  She provides managerial guidance and oversight for both criminal investigators and victim’s advocates.

Viens was promoted to the rank of Captain in April 2018,  combining her experiences in both Patrol and Investigations to lead the Southern Enforcement Division. 



  • Bachelor of Science, Coker College, 1996

  • Certified Law Enforcement Officer, SCCJA, 1996

  • Field Training Officer

  • Train the Trainer, Law Enforcement Census Office, and USC

  • Practical Kinesic Interview and Interrogation, Public Agency Training Council

  • Specific Skills Instructor, SCCJA

  • Basic Detective, SCCJA

  • Cutting Edge Issues in Law Enforcement, US Dept. of Justice

  • Cold Case Seminar, NCIS

  • Investigation of Fatal Child Abuse from the Medical Perspective, SC Commission on Prosecution Coordination

  • Sex Offender Investigations, SLED

  • Basic Fingerprint, SCCJA

  • Advanced Criminal Domestic Violence Investigations, SCCJA

  • Forensic Pathology for Police in Fatal Criminal Domestic Violence Investigations

  • Robbery/Burglary Investigations, Public Agency Training Council

  • Practical Homicide Investigations, PHI Investigative Consultants

  • Identity Theft Investigations, Public Agency Training Council

  • Criminal Case Management, Public Agency Training Council

  • Crime Scene Processing, Institute of Police Technology and Management

  • Developing Law Enforcement Managers, Institute of Police Technology and Management

  • Sexual Victimization of Children

  • Introduction to Incident Command System

  • Homicide Conference- Regional Organized Crime Information Center

  • Cold Case Seminar, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

  • Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association

  • 2018 Graduate of South Carolina Law Enforcement Commander's School

Major Angela Viens


Phone: 843-255-3406

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office

2001 Duke St

Beaufort, South Carolina 29902


Phone: 843-255-3200

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