Interested in Becoming a City of Walterboro Police Department Officer?

All available police & fire positions and the applications are posted on the Jobs page of this website and through the Employment Security Commission of SC (Job Services).  Walterboro Police Dept. appreciates your interest in employment opportunities with this agency. We are extremely proud of the professionalism of our Walterboro Police Dept.  The Department is committed to the philosophy of Community Oriented Policing and all employees are expected to be responsive to our community in the delivery of quality services. Recognizing our responsibility to maintain order, while affording dignity and respect to every individual, our objective is to improve the quality of life through a community partnership that promotes safe, secure neighborhoods.


The following information is provided to answer your questions on employment with this Department.


The Walterboro Police Department looks for the highest quality applicants when filling open positions. Captain Sweat can be contacted at 843-782-1030 or by email concerning any questions.


Eligibility Requirements

  1. Candidate must be at least 21 years of age
  2. Be a citizen of the United States
  3. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent to apply
  4. No conviction of any felony crime or a misdemeanor that involves moral character, perjury, or making a false statement. Have no history of drug abuse, a lifestyle free of illegal drug use, and no DUI conviction within the past 10 years
  5. Must have or be able to obtain a SC drivers license class E.
  6. Must be able to pass the following: written examination, pre-employment polygraph, psychological, credit check, oral interview and thorough background investigation
  7. Meet the physical fitness standards necessary for the performance of duties
  8. Professional in appearance, demeanor, grooming and promote good personal hygiene
  9. Possess an honorable discharge from the armed forces (if applicable)


Required Documentation

  1. Social Security Card
  2. High school diploma or GED certificate
  3. Valid South Carolina driver's license and/or out of state driving record if out of state license held within the past 10 years
  4. Birth Certificate
  5. Military discharge form (DD214 if applicable)
  6. College transcripts (if applicable)
  7. Proof of name change (if applicable)
  8. Naturalization papers (if applicable)
  9. Applicable certification certificates



The City of Walterboro offers a standard benefits package and police officers have the added benefits of:

  1. Entry-level pay is determined by education and/or experience
  2. Overtime Pay
  3. Officer assigned take-home vehicle
  4. Furnished bunker gear, uniforms, boots, duty gear, hand-held radio and weapon
  5. Tort Liability Insurance
  6. Paid training time and court even when normally scheduled "off-duty"
  7. S. C. Police Officers Retirement Plan
  8. Paid membership in the S. C. Law Enforcement Officer's Association
  9. College Tuition Reimbursement program


For any additional information regarding Police positions, you may contact Capt. Bert Sweat at 843-782-1036 or by email. 

To apply for an open position, please proceed to the jobs page and submit the necessary paperwork to Angela Roberson @,  or by mail to City of Walterboro, Attn: Angela Roberson, Human Resources, 248 Hampton St., Walterboro, SC 29488.  


The City of Walterboro is an equal opportunity employer and provider.