Beaufort News

Citizen's Police Academy begins in February

The Citizen's Police Academy returns in February for its 35th session, allowing county residents ages 18 and older to learn about the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

The 10-week academy covers enforcement, investigations, homeland security, drug enforcement, gangs and other topics. Participants also experience hands-on demonstrations, according to a news release.

The Beaufort class is from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and starts Feb. 3 at the Sheriff's Office at 2001 Duke St. The southern Beaufort County class is from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays and starts Feb. 5 at Technical College of the Lowcountry, room 126.

Applications are available at the Sheriff's Office or at and can be emailed to, faxed to 843-255-9457 or mailed to P.O. Box 1758, Beaufort, SC 29901.