Sheriff Tanner to speak to LIBPA

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The Lady’s Island Business Professional Association welcomes Sheriff P.J. Tanner as guest speaker for June. A lifelong resident of Beaufort County, Tanner joined the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department in 1982.  He rose through the ranks to serve as Commander of the Southern Division of the Sheriff’s Department.  In 1995, following his service with the Sheriff’s Department, he became a member of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety where he served in a variety of assignments.

Returning to Beaufort in 1998, he was elected as Sheriff of Beaufort County and reelected in 2002, 2006 and 2010. Sheriff Tanner was selected as the South Carolina 2009 Sheriff of the Year by the S. C. Sheriff’s Association and served as President of the Association in 2010.

Some issues he will be discussing:

• What is the impact of reduced funding (county, state and federal) on the Sheriff’s Department?

• What have been the results of the establishment of a Beaufort County Forensics and DNA Laboratory?

• How has the downturn in the economy affected the crime rate?

• An overview of crime in Northern Beaufort County and specifically Lady’s Island.

If you go

When: Tuesday, June 14, 8 a.m.

Where: Palmetto Business Park, Beaufort County Realtor’s Association headquarters, Lady’s Island Drive