Police Officer Requirements – South Carolina
South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Training Act and Regulations requires an applicant/student to prove qualification using the following information:
- must be employed with a law enforcement agency
- a satisfactory background check
- a birth certificate
- must be at least 21 years of age
- a high school diploma or GED
- a valid South Carolina driver’s license
Candidates for certification as state or correctional officers can present a valid current driver’s license issued by any United States’ jurisdiction.
An applicant cannot have a disqualifying incident on his or her driving record such as driving under the influence of alcohol, dangerous drugs, reckless homicide, involuntary manslaughter, or leaving the scene of an accident.
An applicant must prove medical suitably for training at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy by having a medical examination and completing the Medical History Form.