Bluffton Police Department

  • Agency: Bluffton Police Department
  • Address: 101 Progressive Street, Bluffton, 29910 SC
  • Chief:
Phone: 843-706-4550
Fax: 843-757-2269

Bluffton Police Department is located at 101 Progressive Street, Bluffton, 29910 SC. The Bluffton Police Department phone number is 843-706-4550.

Bluffton Police Department News

In December, the Bluffton Police Department will offer Citizen Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Training to the general public. The free classes will be taught at the Bluffton Police Department, located at 101 Progressive Street in Buckwalter Place. The classes will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 and Wednesday December 12, 2018. Both classes will be held from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Participants only need to attend one class. The class involves participants learning what to do if they are in a church, restaurant, mall or any other public place and an active shooter situation arises. Participants are not taught police tactics, but rather techniques that will teach the individual how to survive such an event until law enforcement arrives, as well as, learn to be more aware of their surroundings. Class size is limited to 30 students per event. If you are interested in participating in a class, please RSVP to Bluffton Police Community Relations Manager Joy Nelson, at or 843-706-4542. Below is a picture of Chief Chapmond teaching the class to staff at Red Cedar Elementary.

Our prayers go out to the family and colleagues of NC Trooper Kevin Conner after being killed in the line of duty early this morning.

A message from Detective Jake Higgins about the dangers of DISTRACTED DRIVING.

The Bluffton Veterans Day Parade is coming up in a few weeks on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. The American Legion Post 205 is hosting it again this year. The parade route will begin at Bridge and Calhoun Street in Old Town. It will then go up Calhoun Street and end in the Promenade. To register your business or group, go to

Thank you to Girl Scout troop 030 for making the Boys in Blue at the Bluffton Police Department breakfast this morning!

The weekend is upon us. That means traveling and running errands. While out on the road remember Don’t DRIVE DISTRACTED!

If you have any debris from yesterday's storm, please see below. Thank you.

Waste Management is closed today. No trash pickup for Bluffton today. If you were supposed to have your trash picked up today, it will be picked up tomorrow. All regularly scheduled trash pickup for Friday will be picked up Saturday.

Overnight in Bluffton, some trees fell, some power outages are reported and some intersection lights are out: Rte 170 in the area of NHC: A pine tree fell across the roadway of Rte. 170 near its intersection with NHC. Officers were able to move the pine tree off to the side of the roadway. Buck Island Road and New Mustang Drive: A large tree limb fell onto the side of the road. Officers were able to remove from the roadway Buckwalter Parkway/Power Lines: A tree fell onto the power lines causing two transformers to explode. This has caused some power outages scattered around Bluffton. Power Outages/Intersections: The light at Rte 170 and Cypress Ridge is currently out. Crews are working on getting power to that intersection. Additional lights on Buckwalter are currently flashing and will be fixed shortly.

The Town of Bluffton has several cancellations and announcements due to Hurricane Michael. • All Town of Bluffton offices will close today at 4 p.m. and remain closed Thursday, October 11, 2018. Town offices are expected to resume normal business hours on Friday, October 12, 2018. • All Town of Bluffton public meetings scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2018 are canceled. • All public schools in Beaufort County will be closed Thursday, October 11, 2018 and will re-evaluate tomorrow if they will reopen Friday, October 12, 2018.

FYI for those who travel between Savannah and Bluffton.

As of 5 a.m. Hurricane Michael is a category 4 storm. It is located 140 miles south-southwest of Panama City, Florida moving 13 mph. The Bluffton Emergency Management Division is monitoring Michael's path very closely. Beaufort County is currently under a Tropical Storm warning. We will continue to keep you updated.

Bluffton Police, along with the US Marshalls Task Force, arrested 23-year-old Aki Da Ron Franklin today for the murder of 29-year-old Abraham Gadson, who was killed at the Wendy’s Restaurant on Evan Way earlier this month. Franklin is charged with Murder, Possession of a Firearm by Person Convicted of a Violent Felony, and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime. Gadson was shot inside the restaurant on the evening of September 13, 2018. “Detectives and our Community Action Team have been working tirelessly to find the person responsible for this murder. We are grateful for the partnerships we have with the US Marshall’s, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and the 14th Circuit Solicitors Office which helped make this arrest possible,” said Bluffton Police Chief Chris Chapmond

As part of Bluffton’s Distracted Driving Campaign, it’s now time for you to hear straight from the Officers on the dangers of Distracted Driving.

The Town of Bluffton's Emergency Management Division is currently at OPCON level 4 which means officials are closely monitoring Hurricane Michael.

Chief Chapmond visited the staff at Red Cedar Elementary School yesterday to teach CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events) Training. This is the 3rd school in two weeks he has taught the class. By the end of the month he plans to have taught the class to all Bluffton School staffs. But this training isn’t just for schools. It’s for churches, businesses, and organizations. If you are interested in scheduling a free CRASE training class for your staff, contact Joy Nelson, Community Relations Manager, at 843-706-4542 or

Thank you Lowcountry Crusaders for having the Bluffton Police DepartmentCommunity Action Team come out last night. We had a blast.

Come on out and sign up for a great race. There will be Free food, bounce houses, and a DJ at this event. Also every race entry gets a great Tiger Bass Shirt. $10 of every race entry will be donated in Memory of Officer Michael Mugrage. #wearefamily

Thank you to everyone who came out last night to Bluffton’s National Night Out event.