About Us

Our Officers Are Here to Help

The USC Beaufort Police officers are sworn and certified officers with comprehensive arrest powers in the state of South Carolina. University police officers have the authority to enforce all state laws throughout the state. The University Police Officers are also appointed and commissioned as State Constables by the Governor of South Carolina as provided by Title 23, Chapter 1, Article 60, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended.

The Department of Public Safety is supervised by the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations.

USC- Beaufort Police Department Mission Statement:

"The University of South Carolina Beaufort Police Department provides professional law enforcement support to the University students, staff and faculty in order to provide a safe and secure environment in which to study, learn, and work through the efficient use of resources."

Meet Hannah Salus: Student Intern

The University of South Carolina Beaufort Police Department employs part time student workers who help the officers and learn about a career in law enforcement.

Public Safety Department Contact & Personnel

General questions and concerns can be addressed at publicsafety@uscb.edu.

Erik B. Salus
Director of Public Safety / Chief of Police
(843) 208-8912

Jordan Mole
Deputy Chief of Police

Caleb Watts
Lieutenant – Operations / Clery Compliance Administrator

William Winn Jr.
Emergency Management Coordinator

Paul Brennan
Emergency Manager / Fire Marshal

The following USC Beaufort Police Department operational staff members are available to assist you.   (24/7 Duty Phone numbers: Bluffton 843-208-8911, Beaufort 843-812-8186, Hilton Head 843-208-4911)

Sgt. Bruce Oliver - Community Outreach / Education

Sgt. M. B. Arcuri - Patrol Supervisor (A Team)

Sgt. Rob Kemp - Patrol Supervisor (B Team)

Cpl. Theodore Daise IV - Beaufort Campus Manager

Sgt. Jack Adelman - Victim's Advocate