Deputy (Patrol)

Lexington, SC
Lexington County Sheriff's Department

Salary: $46,933.64 – $53,977.04 Annually.

Position Summary:

Performs assigned duties of the position for the County and responds to calls for service; enforces all local, federal and state laws relating to public safety and welfare. Works under stressful, high-risk conditions.

Essential Functions:

  • 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 routine patrol duties, including but not limited to patrolling assigned areas of the County, responding to emergency calls and/or public calls for assistance, maintaining order and public safety, apprehending and arresting law violators and criminal suspects, issuing traffic citations/summonses, transporting prisoners and mental patients.
  • Assists with criminal investigations. Interviews witnesses, complainants and victims; gathers physical evidence and preserves it for court; provides case follow-up as needed.
  • Prepares cases for prosecution; provides court testimony as necessary.
  • Participates in special operations as assigned.
  • Provides courtroom security as assigned.
  • Maintains assigned equipment and vehicles.
  • Participates in public relations efforts as necessary to maintain a cooperative and positive relationship between the Sheriff’s Office and the community.
  • Attends periodic training sessions; maintains required level of proficiency in the use of firearms.
  • Prepares various documents including incident reports, accident reports, investigative reports, pursuit reports, warrants, subpoenas, and case documentation.
  • Refers to policy and procedure manuals, codes, regulations, laws, maps, statutes, and training manuals.
  • Operates/uses a variety of police equipment, which may include a police vehicle, firearms, Datamaster, radar; operates various types of office equipment, machinery and tools in the performance of duties such as a computer, printer, adding machine, radio equipment, telephones, tape recorder, fax machine, copier.
  • Works overtime as necessary, including overtime in other duty areas, as well as the detention center.
  • Performs other similar duties as required.


  • High School diploma or equivalent, with no experience required.
  • Valid South Carolina Driver’s License; and
  • Class I Law Enforcement Certification from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (already have or ability to achieve within 1 year of hire date)
  • Must be 21 years old, or within 3 months of turning 21 years old to apply.
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be a South Carolina resident, or will move to SC upon hire.
  • Certified Class 1-LE from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, or
  • Certified law enforcement from another state, or
  • Military Police experience, or
  • 3 years or more military experience in any job duty, or
  • Associates degree or higher.