Deputy Paul Yacobozzi is a sergeant in the Uniform Patrol Division with Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina.
Yacobozzi guest hosted On Patrol: Live in December 2023, on episodes 12/01/2023 and 12/02/2023.
Cpl. Yacobozzi was born in Scotland and moved to the United States with his family when he was three. He graduated from Erie McDowell High School in 2001 and studied at Mercyhurst University. He graduated in 2005 with a degree in Criminal Justice. Cpl. Yacobozzi began his career in law enforcement in 2008, working with the North Charleston Police Department in South Carolina. Yacobozzi was assigned to Patrol and the Traffic Unit. In 2011, Yacobozzi began working for the South Carolina Highway Patrol as part of Troop 6 and served the Charleston and Berkeley regions. In 2020, Corporal Yacobozzi joined the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office as a corporal.
In addition to his work as a deputy sheriff, he is also a Captain with the Whitesville Fire Department. Corporal Yacobozzi is a South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Instructor for Driving, Speed Measurement Device, and DUI SFST. He is also a Certified AXON Taser Instructor and a Pursuit Intervention Technique Instructor.
Corporal Yacobozzi has been awarded Trooper of the Year (Troop 6) three times, VFW Trooper of the Year two times, Officer of the Month for NCPD two times, and Trooper of the Quarter for Troop 6 twice. Paul Yacobozzi has dual citizenship in Scotland and the United States. He is married and a father to two boys. Yacobozzi has played ice hockey since he was three years old and plays with the Charleston Enforcers Ice Hockey Team.
When asked about why he began a career in law enforcement: “Growing up I always held police officers in high regard and was taught as a little boy that police officers are there to help you. I have always believed in that.” Corporal P. Yacobozzi stated. “When I was first sworn in, I always kept the mentality of I am here to help through service and integrity.” While guesting hosting On Patrol: Live, Yacobozzi was asked what he would do if he wasn’t in law enforcement, he said he would be a firefighter.