Benefits, including health, vision, dental, vacation, and sick leave.

To Become Employed as a Certified Law Enforcement Officer in South Carolina, Individuals Must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age to become an officer, or 18 to become an engineer.
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Have earned a high school graduate or equivalent (GED).
  • Not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement.
  • Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to, or is found guilty of a felony, or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, not-withstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication.
  • Never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • Have good moral character.
  • Successfully passed a background investigation, to include drug testing and financial history.
  • Have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician.
  • (If already a certified officer) Complied with mandatory training or educational requirements.
  • Have passed a physical performance test administered by the Department.

Military Leave

Employees are entitled to such leaves of absence for military service (including Reserve and National Guard duty), as may be provided by applicable state and federal law.  The provisions of such laws change from time to time and for that reason, no effort is made to set forth the law in this policy.

An employee going on military leave is expected to present a copy of his/her orders to the Department or Division Head within (3) three days after receiving them, or as soon as possible in the case of emergency activation.

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1320 Middleton Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115
(803) 533-5910

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