Law Enforcement Officer I

Columbia, SC
University of SC Police Department

The Law Enforcement Officer I/Public Safety Officer provides law enforcement, security, and protection for the University of SC community and property. These are certified police officers in accordance with SC Code of Laws, empowered with full arrest and police authority statewide. They enforce state laws, NAC rules and regulations, and University rules and regulations. Executes duties of a patrol officer, provides VIP detail security, and assists with critical incidents.

Patrol officers are typically assigned to rotating 12 hours shifts. Currently, patrol officers assigned to 12- hour shifts receive an annual $4000 temporary shift supplement which is not part of the base salary.

Patrol officers are typically assigned to rotating 12 hours shifts. Currently, patrol officers assigned to 12-hour shifts receive an annual $4000 temporary shift supplement which is not part of the base salary.

 

Salary

$42,510.00 – $54,254.00 Annually

Closing

11/21/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Educational requirements:

High school diploma. Must be 21 years of age, be physically qualified and have no criminal record. Must pass a background investigation and complete the SC Criminal Justice Academy with certification as Class 1-LE. Licensed to operate an automobile required

Desired Skills:

Knowledge of proper law enforcement officer behavior and role. Knowledge of modern law enforcement techniques and procedures. Knowledge of how to collect and preserve evidence. Knowledge of the Constitutionally mandated rights of both suspects and law enforcement personnel. Knowledge of South Carolina law, relevant case law, and policies of the University. Ability to exercise sound judgement within an established set of core departmental values. Knowledge of the functions and interrelationships of other law enforcement agencies. Skill in the operation of law enforcement vehicles, weapons, and communications equipment.

Qualifications:

One year experience in public safety/law enforcement, a related field, or comparable educational experience preferred.