Police Officer Requirements – South Carolina
Minimum Requirements to be a Police Officer in South Carolina
- 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.