Charleston County Sheriff's Office is one of the premier Law Enforcement Agencies in South Carolina, we strive to serve the Charleston County Community by building trust and confidence, and being reponsive to community needs utilizing integrity, commitment, vision and cooperation. If you have these qualities and want to make a real difference in your community, we welcome you to join one of the most progressive and well equipped agencies in the Southeast.
Mission Statement: To serve our community by helping to provide a safe environment for citizens to live, work, raise families, and enhance their quality of life by providing excellent law enforcement services and always seeking to promote mutual trust and respect.
Job Description: As a Charleston County Deputy Sheriff, you will join a premier law enforcement agency with an outstanding team of law enforcement professionals striving to serve our community by helping to provide a safe environment for citizens to live, work and raise families, and enhance their quality of life by providing excellent law enforcement services. The duties of this position include all general law enforcement functions including patrolling of all areas of Charleston County (as ssigned), responding to all calls for assistance, traffic enforcement, investigation of criminal activity incluseve of making arrests, preparation of applicable documents, issuance of citations, service of warrants, and all other duties pertaining to the enforcement of laws and ordinances as prescribed by SC law. As a Deputy Sheriff, you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of specialized units such as: Criminal Investigation, Narcotics/Vice, K-9, Marine Patrol, Traffic, Animal Control, Forensic Services, Warrants, General Sessions and Family Courts, Transport , and Civil Process.
If you have one of the following disqualifiers on the list, you will be removed from the application process. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Deputy Recruiter J. Woodall at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 843-529-5355.
To apply in person visit the Human Resources office located at 3691 Leeds Avenue, North Charleston, SC or print the application here. They can also be reached at (843)554-2499.
Once you apply, qualified applicants will receive an email or letter in the mail advising of a test date. Make sure your email address and mailing address are up to date so we can ensure you receive your notification.
If your test date needs to be rescheduled for some reason, please contact Lori Boddie with Human Resources at 843-554-2472 or Recruiter Deputy Woodall at 843-529-5355.
If you have any questions about the forms or testing process please contact Recruiter Deputy J. Woodall at 843-529-5355 or at email@example.com
Charleston County Sheriff's Office is one of the most premier Law Enforcement Agencies in South Carolina, we strive to serve the Charleston County Community by building trust and confidence, and being responsive to community needs utilizing integrity, commitment, vision and cooperation. If you have these qualities and want to make a real difference in your community, we welcome you to join one of the most progressive and well equipped agencies in the Southeast.
We are looking for honest, hard working and creative individuals who have a passion for protecting their community and serving others.
You will be brought in before a board of 5-6 people who will ask you questions pertaining to you and the position of Deputy Sheriff.
Preparing for the Interview
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AAll Deputy Sheriff's will be certified and attend the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy where they will study criminal law, self–defense, firearms, driving and physical fitness with a variety of other topics. After basic certification, deputies will return to Charleston County where they will attend Field training. After they are released from field training the deputy is assigned to a Patrol Team.
Field Training will be 6 weeks for certified officers and 12 weeks for uncertified officers.
After your year probation period, you may consider applying for one of the specialized units: K9, Aviation, Marine Patrol, Criminal Investigations Unit, Forensic Services Unit, Selective Traffic Enforcement, Warrants, civil Disturbance, Court Security, Narcotics and Community Affairs.
In addition to specialized units, we also offer collateral duties: Marine Patrol, Aviation, Honor Guard, Underwater Recovery Team, Search and Rescue, SWAT, Crisis Negotiator, Civil Disturbance Team and Bomb Team.
Deputy Sheriff: $34,985 - $44,844
(Estimated Annual Salary)
You will receive 3% after you graduate the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
3% after your probationary period
Longevity Increases after 3, 5, 6, 10, 15 years
Master Deputy is awarded after 5 years of consecutive service and is a 9% increase on your base salary.
Merit Raises begin at 7 years of consecutive service
Charleston County Sheriff's Office offers a flexible internship program designed to meet the needs of your particular interest and the requirements of your program.
Limited number of spots
Potential interns will have to pass a background check as well as an interview.
Intern must be enrolled in an accredited program
If your school has a formal internship program, the intern director will meet directly with the Intern Coordinator at your school.
For questions on our internship program please contact
Master Deputy Michael Ackerman at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 843-529-6213
For any questions on applying or during the application process contact:
Deputy Recruiter Jacqui Woodall at email@example.com or at 843-529-5355.
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