The Beaufort Police Department has made some changes to the command staff.
Robert Carson has been promoted to Operations Captain/Emergency Management Coordinator. Captain Carson has 18 years of law enforcement experience; five years with Orangeburg DPS and 13 years with the Beaufort Police Department (BPD). He is an Air Force veteran who holds an associate’s degree in Public Safety, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice management and is a graduate of the FBI Carolina Command College.
Lt. Doug Kadas has been transferred from the office of professional standards to the position of Patrol and Special Operations Lieutenant formerly held by Captain Carson. Lt. Kadas has served with BPD for 11 years and holds a bachelors’ degree from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of the FBI Carolina Command College. Before joining BPD, Lt. Kadas worked for the SC Department of Juvenile Justice and the Mitre Corporation.
First Sergeant Charles Squires has been promoted to Lieutenant and will fill the position of Professional Standards Lieutenant. Lt. Squires has 16 years of law enforcement experience, the last 13 of which have been with BPD. Lt. Squires served in the Navy and graduated with distinction from the University of South Carolina with a degree in criminal justice.
Chief Clancy is very pleased to have these highly qualified professionals as part of the Beaufort Police Department. He is confident that they have the best interest of the public at heart and will continue to provide positive leadership to the department’s officers.