The Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center is recruiting highly motivated, conscientious and career oriented individuals who desire a career as a Detention Deputy.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center is to serve and protect the Citizens of Charleston County by maintaining secure jail operation and facilities while preserving the rights and dignities of all who are incarcerated.
Job Description: As a Charleston County Detention Deputy, you will join an outstanding team responsible for protecting the public by providing care and custody of inmates housed within the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center. This important position will not only enhance your communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills, but, will also give you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the detainees and the community. As a Detention Deputy, you will have the ability to work on a variety of specialized teams throughout the Detention Center and court system including: Booking, Identification, Classification, Special Operations Group, Transportation, Court Detention, Juvenile Detention Center and Central Control.
To get a glimpse of what working inside the detention center is like click on the Virtual Tour tab on the left and see.
If you have one of the following disqualifiers, you MAY be disqualified from the process. If you have questions, please contact the Recruiter or Human Resources.
Sheriff's Human Resources Office
There are several ways to join our team of dedicated Detention Deputies.
The first option is online at ccsojobs.com or clicking the button below.
The second option is in person at Law Enforcement Center, 3691 Leeds Ave. North Charleston, SC 29405. You can pick up the application there or print the application below and drop it off. The Sheriff's Human Resources office 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. Please make sure your email address and mailing address are up to date so we can ensure you receive your letter.
If your test date needs to be rescheduled for some reason, please contact the Sheriff's Human Resources office at (843)554-2499.
Some of the important documentation you will need are listed below:
The Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center is recruiting highly motivated, conscientious, and career-oriented individuals who desire a career as a Detention Deputy.
Due to the nature of the work that the Detention Deputies perform the following pre-employment requirements must be successfully completed:
The mission of the Training Division at the Detention Center is to primarily meet the specific training requirements as mandated by state and federal minimum standards.
From the time a recruit is first hired until the day that they decide to retire, Training strives to offer each person the professional guidance and development that turns the position from a job into a career.
One of the motto’s of the Training Division is “help us help you”. Our New Recruits go through 4 weeks of classroom training to gain a comprehensive foundation on which to build their careers. In those first four weeks recruits will learn a variety of topics including search techniques, gang identification, defensive tactics and CPR and first aid.
After the completion of the in classroom training, recruits are then assigned a Field Training Instructor for hands on training for 21 shifts.
After completion of the 21 shifts with a Field Training Instructor recruits are given an exam and a board interview to ensure that the recruit as well as the training department are confident in the recruits ability to perform their duties.
The recruits will then register at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for three weeks to complete the Basic Jail Certification ( this must be completed within the first year of hire and will result in a 3% pay increase after completion).
After 1 year probationary period, you may then apply for specialized areas.
Base pay $46,373 - $65,391 (12.25-hour day)
(Estimated Annual Salary)
Longevity raises are awarded at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 and every 5 years after year 10.
Merit raises begin at 6 years of service and are awarded in non-longevity years.
The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is hosting weekly tours of the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center for citizens interested in starting their law enforcement career as a Detention Deputy. Tours will be held 8 – 10 a.m. every Friday. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
Those interested should plan on arriving at the Detention Center lobby by 7:45 a.m. on Fridays. Please bring a South Carolina issued ID or driver’s license for a security review prior to the tour. No children or cellphones are allowed inside the facility. Tours will last approximately 1 hour. Those who need further information can contact Capt. William White at 843-745-2384 or email@example.com.
WHAT: Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center tours
WHEN: Every Friday, 8-10 a.m.
WHERE: 3841 Leeds Ave., North Charleston, SC 29405
WHY: Detention Deputy recruitment
WHO: U.S. citizens age 18 and older
HOW: Show up in the Detention Center lobby by 7:45 a.m. Bring a South Carolina issued ID or driver’s license for security review prior to the tour. Please wear appropriate attire and closed-toe shoes. No cellphones, and no children are allowed in the facility. Tour will take approximately 1 hour.
For any questions on applying or during the application process contact:
Detention Deputy Recruiter T. Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 843-529-7390.
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