Police Officer

Department: 
Police

Police Department

Police Officer 

Job Duties:

  • Patrols the City of Walterboro to protect life and property; responds to calls for service; enforces all federal, state, and local laws as well as city ordinances; provides testimony and prepares documents relating to the adjudication of cases in court
  • Apprehends and arrests criminal suspects and law violators, and maintains order and public safety
  • Performs duties related to law enforcement work as required and works with supervision to produce the best results possible 

Qualifications:

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age; a citizen of the United States with a high school diploma or equivalent; valid S.C. driver’s license or the ability to obtain one if out of state
  • Must have successfully completed or have the ability to complete courses at the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy
  • Skilled in using firearms, operating a motor vehicle, and dealing firmly, tactfully, and courteously with the public; must have the ability to prepare clear and concise reports
  • Must live or be willing to relocate to Colleton County
  • Must be able to pass a polygraph, psychological test, credit check, thorough background investigation, and pre-employment drug screen 

Pay Info:

  • $33,702 annually, negotiable depending on experience and education
  • $35,387 annually after field training officer training is complete 

Position hours:

  • Rotating 12-hour shifts