Certified Law Enforcement Officer

Blythewood, SC
South Carolina Department of Public Safety

Salary range: $55,000.00-$64,577.00.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols assigned areas to deter and/or detect violations; maintains order and enforces state statutes and regulations. Exercises arrests powers and testifies in court. Investigates disturbances and determines causes and participants.
  • Provides administrative duties to include proper use of radio and telephone collection and dissemination of information. Completing necessary reports and documents. Has a working knowledge and understanding of the requirements of state statutes and policies and procedures of the Department of Public Safety.
  • Maintains security for all properties promulgated by statutes and regulations. Provides protective services and eliminates safety hazards for all persons including the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, their families and other persons in designated locations patrolled by the Bureau of Protective Services.
  • Assists with order and proper discipline at the Chambers of the Legislature, Governor’s Mansion, and other state buildings or facilities.
  • Observes all visitors and makes determinations of their needs and requirements, then directs them to individual(s) most capable of assisting them.
  • Assists supervisors in basic training of new officers to include scenario-based incidents, applicable state laws with DPS policies and procedures.


  • Must be a US Citizen and at least 21 years of age.
  • High school diploma, or equivalent.
  • Minimum years of active Certified Class 1 Basic law enforcement experience with a South Carolina law enforcement agency.
  • Must be a resident of South Carolina and have a valid South Carolina driver’s license prior to effective date of hire.
  • Selected applicants will be required to submit to an extensive background check to include; credit check, criminal history, driver’s record, history of drug use, a polygraph examination and take a urinalysis test to screen for illegal substances prior to appointment.
  • The background investigation will consist of contacting ALL of your former employers, and at the due time your current employer.