Police Officer

Spartanburg, SC
Spartanburg Police Department


  • Entry Level $45,897
  • Police Officer I (1 yr.) $48,191
  • Police Officer II (2 yrs.) $50,601

Closing Date: 12/31/2024.

Position Summary:

Seeking applicants who possess key skills such as inter-personal communications, problem-solving, basic technological expertise, critical thinking, empathy, and “community-mindedness”. All applicants must pass our Civil Service Exam (written test, agility course & interview) and sign pre-employment authorization forms.

Essential Functions:

  • Police officers patrol a designated area of the City to prevent and discover crime.
  • Enforce traffic laws, direct traffic, take charge at traffic accidents, assist motorists, pedestrians and the injured in accidents.
  • Respond to emergency calls regarding domestic violence and make arrests as necessary.
  • Investigate buildings as assigned in order to determine if and when a break-in has occurred.
  • Prepare and submit reports regarding complaints pertaining to larceny, stolen property, shoplifting, assault and battery, robbery, etc.
  • Investigate reports of suspicious people and vehicles as assigned.
  • Serve arrest and bench warrants to the public as necessary.
  • Testify in court regarding traffic and criminal cases.
  • Perform all other duties as may be assigned to meet organizational needs.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • A valid SC drivers license.
  • You must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Be a United States citizen and able to obtain required certification from the SC Criminal Justice Academy.
  • Be free of drug use and have no felony convictions.
  • College education preferred! The equivalent combination of training and related work experience may be considered.
  • To be considered for our employment hiring process, applicants must sign pre-employment forms, successfully complete a 3-part Civil Service Exam (written test, a physical agility test & oral interview) and be approved by the City of Spartanburg’s Civil Service Commission.