Police Recruit

Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Police Department

$47,752.03 Annually

Closing Date
6/5/2023 5:00 PM Eastern

The purpose of this classification is attend training in the protection of life and property, response to the needs of the general public, deterring criminal activity within the community, enforcement of city statutes, ordinances and the laws and regulations of the state. This classification is intended to be a temporary assignment for new employees prior to certification: incumbents do not act in the capacity of a sworn law enforcement officer and are under the direct supervision of a field training officer.

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Attends training sessions and seminars as required to gain skills and knowledge regarding department operations, job performance, and policies, procedures, codes, and criminal/civil case law; reads professional literature and training materials; obtains and maintains professional affiliations.

Inspects and maintains police vehicles, uniform, weapons, and equipment; transports vehicles; performs minor repairs and clean-up, etc. as assigned.

Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; performs driving functions in a safe and efficient manner under various conditions.

Answers the telephone; provides information; takes and relays messages and/or direct calls to appropriate personnel; returns calls as necessary.

Performs research functions as needed; researches criminal histories and location of individuals via computer.

Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or GED; some public relations experience in a similar police/law enforcement or related environment preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Must be at least 21-years of age. Must be a U.S. Citizen or resident status. Must obtain and maintain valid the following certifications: South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Basic Law Enforcement and CPR. Must be qualified to operate a firearm. May be required to attain and maintain other certifications as related to assignment.