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About Us

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."

Public Safety Department Personnel

Beth Patrick
Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations
(843) 208-8143

Henry Garbade
Director of Public Safety / Chief of Police
(843) 208-8910

Jordan Mole
Assistant Chief of Police

Erik Salus
Lieutenant-Clery Compliance Administrator

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. Robert Bilyard (Beaufort Supervisor 843-812-8186)
SGT. Bruce Oliver
(Hilton Head Supervisor 843-208-4911)
SGT. Stephen Rogers
(Bluffton Supervisor 843-208-8916)
EMC. William Winn
(Emergency Management Officer 843-208-8914)
PTL. Theodore Daise IV (Training Coordinator 843-208-8912)
Victim's Advocate Jack Adelman
(Victim's Services 843-208-8912)

Title IX Coordinator:
Deonne Yeager (1-843-208-8723)