In the wake of Hurricane Matthew and in the interest of providing a consistent message, the Sheriff’s Office, in coordination with other governmental and public utility entities serving Beaufort County, has made improvements to public information.
In the event of an emergency or natural disaster, we primarily communicate with the public via e-mail and text through our NIXLE alert and advisory system, which links to social media sites: Facebook and Twitter. NIXLE is also the engine we will use to coordinate between governmental and public utility entities in advance of a message being released to the public. Through our website http://www.bcso.net/ and ahead of hurricane season, we ask you to please subscribe to our NIXLE alert and advisory system to receive up-to-date information from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. In addition, we have added an alert link to our website http://www.bcso.net/, where those who have not subscribed to NIXLE can access the same reliable information as those who have.
Should Beaufort County be impacted by another hurricane or natural disaster, we subscribed to dropevent.com where photographs taken by deputy sheriffs and other first responders will be posted for you to view. The link https://www.dropevent.com/gallery/BeaufortCountySO to access photograph folders will be sent via e-mail and text through NIXLE and posted on the following sites:
1- Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office website http://www.bcso.net/
2- Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BeaufortCoSO/
3- Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Twitter account https://twitter.com/bcsotraffic
In the event of an emergency or natural disaster, please look to your county and local government officials, along with trusted print, radio and television media as your sources of information and instruction. We urge you to avoid information spread through social media, unless disseminated by one of the trusted sources. Please see the attached image of the top of our website’s home page, where you can find the NIXLE sign up and alert link.Thank you for your continued attention to our advisories.