A volunteer sworn officer with full police powers when on duty and in proximate contact with a full-time officer. 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
When a candidate is selected, they 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 at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA). More information on the SCCJA can be found at www.sccja.gov.