LIBPA Meetings

MEETING: 14 August, 8am, Guest speaker: Sheriff P. J. Tanner
On the morning of January 23, 1981, PJ Tanner put his pants on one leg at a time. However on this morning those pants were a part of his Beaufort County Sheriff Officer’s uniform. Tanner had waited for that moment for years. He knew at a young age that he wanted to “be all he could be,” and his intent was to do that through law enforcement.
After hitting the magical age 21, he was off and running. Two years into his new career, Tanner remembers standing at the coffee pot and talking to then Sheriff Morgan McCutchen who asked Tanner what he wanted to do with his life. Tanner replied, “Well, I want your job.” A surprised McCutchen chuckled, and an immediate bond was formed. McCutchen became Tanner’s mentor, and they nurtured a decades-long relationship of mutual respect, both personally and professionally.
For 13 years, he moved up the ranks, working SWAT, drug task force, and internal affairs. On March 15, 1998, he filed the paperwork to run for sheriff and won the election by 113 votes and has been serving as Beaufort County Sheriff ever since.
He has been requested to include the following in his discussion with our members.
- Nixle
- Ride-Along program
- Citizen’s Police Academy
- 911 calls to Lady’s Island
- Has the re-entry plan after a hurricane been resolved?

Beaufort County Realtors Headquarters
22 Kemmerlin Lane
Palmetto Business Park
Lady’s Island Drive
Open to the Public!

DIRECTIONS TO MEETING LOCATION: Travel on Lady’s Island Drive to BB&T Bank, follow the road to the right of the bank into Palmetto Business Park. The meeting is to be conducted in the second building on the right. Parking will be available in the special parking lot in the open field directly in front of the Realtor’s Association building.

Board of Director Meetings: Monthly Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm. Meeting location is at the Beaufort County Airport. Meetings generally last about an hour and the public is always welcome.

Community Preservation Committee Meetings: Monthly Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 10am. Meeting location is the Lady's Island Airport Conference Room located at 39 Airport Circle.