Deputy (Certified)

Summerville, SC
Dorchester County Sheriff's Office

$46,351.83 – $59,098.64 Annually

12/31/2023 5:00 PM Eastern

More than one position can be filled from this announcement. Current and future vacancies can also be filled from this announcement.

The purpose of the class is to enforce all local, federal and state laws relating to public safety and welfare; to perform general police work, responding to calls for service; and to perform related work as required. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed, and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.


  • Enforces all local, federal and state laws relating to public safety and welfare; performs all duties in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, laws, regulations and standards of safety.
  • Performs general law enforcement duties including, but not limited to: patrolling assigned areas of the County; checking on property; responding to public calls for assistance; enforcing traffic laws; responding to traffic incidents; maintaining order and public safety; and apprehending/arresting suspected law violators and criminal suspects.
  • Serves warrants and civil process papers; creates and completes Affidavits of Service for various courts.
  • Participates in criminal investigations, including such duties as collecting evidence, processing crime scenes, interviewing victims and witnesses, interrogating suspects, conducting surveillance/undercover/raid operations, etc.
  • Assists in preparing cases for prosecution; provides court testimony as necessary.
  • Performs routine service duties including, but not limited to, providing escort service for the protection of persons and/or property, writing tickets, assisting stranded motorists, providing funeral escort, directing traffic, providing security and crowd control at special events, etc.
  • Serves Order of Detentions; apprehends, detains and transports mentally unstable individuals to mental health facilities and hospitals; and transports mental health patients and criminal suspects to various locations as directed.


Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED supplemented by the completion of required law enforcement coursework.

Special Qualifications:

  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
  • Must possess Basic Law Enforcement certification.
  • Must meet other requirements as set forth in applicable South Carolina statutes and regulations.
  • May require additional professional or technical certification(s) as deemed necessary by the Sheriff.