Patrol Deputy (School Resource Officer track)

Lexington, SC
Lexington County Sheriff's Office

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

Position Summary:

Why should you consider becoming a School Resource Officer? An SRO is a deeply impactful career choice, centered around inspiring and protecting students within a nurturing community. As an SRO, you forge meaningful connections, leaving a lasting positive impact on young minds. Your unwavering commitment nurtures trust and bridges the gap between law enforcement and the community. Empowering students to embrace their potential is a rewarding experience. This esteemed role calls for individuals passionate about making a difference, leaving an indelible mark on the future of our children and fostering a safer, brighter, and more promising community for all.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforce local, federal, and state laws to ensure public safety and welfare.
  • Identify and address potential problems, investigating incidents related to schools.
  • Serve as a role model, counselor, mentor, and instructor, fostering a positive and safe learning environment.
  • Provide vital information, resources, and referrals to students and staff.
  • Collaborate with law enforcement agencies to gather, analyze, and share criminal intelligence.
  • Coordinate effective emergency response plans with school officials, utilizing advanced techniques.
  • Organize, schedule, and plan law enforcement services for extracurricular events on and off school campuses.
  • During the school year, SROs typically work during school hours, Monday to Friday, with occasional evening or weekend shifts for special events or extended school hours.
  • During summer and school breaks, SROs will typically assist patrol activities.
  • Perform routine patrols, respond to emergencies, maintain order, and apprehend law violators.
  • Support criminal investigations by conducting interviews, collecting evidence, and providing case follow-up.
  • Prepare cases for prosecution and offer court testimony as required.


  1. Possess an associate’s degree.
  2. Hold a Law Enforcement Certification.
  3. Have Military Police experience.
  4. Serve a minimum of three years in any military service.
  5. Hold a valid South Carolina Driver’s License.
  6. Must be a United States citizen.
  7. Must be a resident of the State of South Carolina.