The Irmo Police Department is dedicated to recruiting, selecting, and maintaining the highest caliber of police officers available for the Town of Irmo. We have established fair and impartial recruitment practices which do not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, religion, ethnic origin, or physical disability. These positive recruitment practices result in lower rates of personnel turnover, fewer disciplinary problems, higher morale, better community relations, and more efficient police services.
The Irmo Police Department welcomes your interest in a career as a police officer with the Town of Irmo. The following qualifications must be met to be considered for a position of police officer:
- Minimum twenty-one (21) years of age
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Valid S.C. Driver’s License
As vacancies arise, Employment Interview Board for prospective employees will be held. Employment Interview Boards are held on an “as needed” basis. When a candidate is selected for continuation in the selection process, candidates will be required to satisfy agency standards during a thorough background investigation. The background investigation may explore sensitive and confidential aspects of your life. Also, included in further processing will be an interview with the Chief of Police, medical examination, drug screening, credit history check, and a psychological examination. Candidates may be required to attend the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy to obtain a certification. Standard “Class 1” certifications include 12 weeks of training consisting of 4 weeks in-house, and the final 8 weeks at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA). More information on the SCCJA can be found at www.sccja.gov.
If you are interested, please call (803)781-8088, stop by the Irmo Police Department located at 1230 Columbia Avenue or complete the Irmo Career Interest Form online to receive more information.