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University of South Carolina - Division of Law Enforcement and Safety


Law Enforcement Officer (Class 3)


The University of South Carolina - Division of Law Enforcement and Safety is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Law Enforcement Officer (Class 3).  These officers provide security and protection for the National Advocacy Center (NAC), located on the USC-Columbia campus. They are Class 3 certified police officers in accordance with SC Code of Laws, and are empowered with special duties. They will work in conjunction with Class 1 certified police officers in providing a safe and peaceful environment for all while ensuring safe and reliable access to the University. They enforce state laws and National Advocacy Center rules/regulations.


Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma. Must be 21 years of age, be physically qualified and have no criminal record. Must pass a background investigation and complete the SC Criminal Justice Academy with certification as Class 3-SLE. Licensed to operate an automobile required.


Starting Salary: $30,000.  A 10% base salary increase will be processed upon successful completion of probationary year.


Benefits: Benefits include enrollment in SC Police Officer’s Retirement System (PORS); State of SC health, dental and vision insurance; paid holidays and ample overtime opportunities; all uniforms and equipment provided by employer; tuition assistance available after six months of employment.  For more information on USC employee benefits, please access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at


TO APPLY: Applications are being accepted online at  Questions regarding the posting may be directed to Cpl. Matt Griffin (803-777-3042) or Ms. Meagan English (803-777-2739).


Women and Minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.  The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.



 Francis Marion University

Police Officer

Under general supervision, performs routine police officer duties enforcing state laws, and university rules and regulations for the protection and safety of people and property. Carries firearms, communicates effectively, operates a law enforcement vehicle, effects arrests, performs rescue functions and engages in law enforcement patrol functions.

State Requirements: A high school diploma and certification by the Law Enforcement Training Council in accordance with § 23-23-40 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976.

FMU Preferences: High school graduate, with experience in first aid, law enforcement and firearms marksmanship. Required to participate and successfully complete SCCJA (SC Police Academy) training if not currently Class 1 police officer certified. One year’s experience in law enforcement or military would be helpful. Must be 21 years of age or older, have a satisfactory credit report, a valid SC driver’s license, and pass an extensive background investigation which includes a social media review.

State Classification: Law Enforcement Officer I

Band/Level: 4/1

Salary: $26,989

Normal Working Hours: Rotating Shifts

Materials Needed:

1) Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 17-87);

2) FMU Staff Application;

3) Resume;

4) Copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate);

5) Valid SC driver’s license (copy);

6) 10-Year Motor Vehicle Record from SC Highway Department (original);

7) Social Security Card (copy);

8) DD214 (Member – 4 copy) for Military Services – if applicable (copy);

9) Police Officer Certification, if applicable (copy); and

10) Satisfactory Credit Report (for interviewees only).

To obtain the FMU Staff Application, please click here.


Send Application Packet to: Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration, PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547 or FAX to (843) 661-1202.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Minorities and Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution



Spartanburg Community College Campus Police

Law Enforcement Officer I


POSITION TITLE:                                  SCC Campus Police

STATE CLASSIFICATION:                   Law Enforcement Officer I (JC10/0001)

RESPONSIBLE TO:                               Director, Safety and Security

LOCATION:                                          Central Campus

STATE SALARY RANGE:                     $26,988 - $38,460

BAND:                                                  04

JOB DATE:                                           Immediate                                                       

OPENING DATE:                                 July 10, 2017               

CLOSING DATE:                                  Open Until Filled 


Provide for public safety, security, traffic control and fire prevention on the Spartanburg Community College campuses during assigned shifts.  Minimize the loss of State and personal property due to fire, vandalism, or theft. 


Applicants must be 21 years of age and have a High School Diploma with two years’ work experience in law enforcement.  


Prefer certification as a police officer by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in accordance with 23-6-430 of the Code of Laws of S.C. 1976, a college degree, and law enforcement experience in a college setting. 


6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday

(1 hour lunch)

6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Friday 

Interested applicants must apply online at 

If assistance is needed, call (864)592-4706.

Spartanburg Community College, a comprehensive community college, is a vital part of the growth of Upstate South Carolina, and offers programs designed to meet the needs of an expanding economic base and a changing community.  The College is located close to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the beaches of South Carolina and North Carolina. 

Spartanburg Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, or sex in its admissions policies, programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies, or if an accommodation is needed to participate in the application process, please contact Rick Teal, Director of Human Resources at (864) 592-4617 or visit him in the Ledbetter, room 210.






 Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia SC

Department:  Public Safety (8076)

  • Full time - (6am - 6pm or 6pm - 6am)
  • AM/PM Shift

Position Title: Police Officer

Basic Function:

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce an opening for a Police Officer position with our Public Safety Department. 

Lexington Medical Center is a 414-bed modern medical complex that anchors a comprehensive network of 600-plus affiliated physicians, including six strategically located community medical and urgent care centers, an occupational health center, the largest extended care facility in the state and an Alzheimer’s Care Center.

Lexington Medical Center was voted one of the “Best Places to Work” by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, “Best Hospital” by readers of The State ten years in a row, “Best Hospital” by readers of The Free Times, “Best Place to Have a Baby” by readers of Palmetto Parent and the "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation.

Benefits include medical and dental coverage effective day one, Annual Leave, short term and long-term disability at no charge to the employee, and participation in the Police Officers Retirement System (PORS).

The Police Officer responds to and resolves calls for service, performs law enforcement duties and patrols the District to ensure the safety and security of patients, visitors and staff. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Ability to read, writes, and follows both written and oral directions.
  2. Ability to communicate well with others.
  3. Certified law enforcement officer or have to ability to become a certified law enforcement officer, recognized by the S.C. Criminal Justice academy.
  4. Basic Security Certification or have to ability to obtain within one (1) year of employment the Basic Security Certification, as recognized by the International Association of Healthcare Safety and Security.
  5. High school diploma or equivalent.  Associates Degree preferred. 
  6. Minimum of one (1) year law enforcement/public safety or related experience such as military service required. A bachelor's degree may be considered in lieu of one (1) year experience.
  7. Experience with Windows Operating System (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint).
  8. Must possess a valid South Carolina driver's license.
  9. Must successfully complete a psychological evaluation.


You can apply online at;




Department of Juvenile Justice


Job Title: Corporal

Closing Date/Time:  Thu. 10/19/17 5:00 PM Eastern Time

State Salary Range:  $26,988.00 - $49,932.00 annually

Agency Hiring Range: Min: $32,595.00  Max:

Job Type:  FTE – Full-Time

Location:  Richland County, South Carolina

Normal Work Schedule:  8 Hour shift varies


Juvenile Correctional Officer II - Juvenile Detention Center


Job Title: Correctional Officer II

Closing Date/Time:  Thu. 10/19/17 5:00 PM Eastern Time

State Salary Range:  $26,988.00 - $49,932.00 annually

Agency Hiring Range: Min: $32,595.00  Max:

Job Type:  FTE – Full-Time

Location:  Richland County, South Carolina

Normal Work Schedule:  8 Hour shift varies


The South Carolina Highway Patrol/State Trooper

Multiple openings/State Wide

Must reside within 30 miles of assigned Duty Station (You can request a specific area up to 5 counties or anywhere in the state). You will be advised of duty station upon final offer before accepting position.

Duties: Enforce all vehicle laws and other criminal laws. Patrol the highways of the state of South Carolina. Investigate collisions. Serve as a witness in criminal and civil courts. Maintain reports concerning enforcement activities. Provide information to public regarding vehicle laws. Responsible and accountable for handling public funds.

How to apply: Visit


Trainee/Trooper: $37,069
(Starting Salary - Uncertified)

Trainee/Trooper: $40,775
(Starting Salary - Certified)
SC Law Enforcement applicant with 3+ years experience

15 Days Annual Leave (45 or less unused days can roll over),
15 Days Sick Leave (90 or less unused days can roll over),
12 Paid Holidays

State Health Insurance,
State Dental Insurance,
Long Term Disability Insurance,
Supplemental Long Term Disability Insurance,
Optional Life Insurance

401(k) or 457 Optional supplemental retirement plan, The South Carolina Deferred Compensation Program

Take-home Patrol Car,
All Uniforms and Accessories Provided


Columbia Metropolitan Airport DPS

Public Safety Officer

Columbia Metropolitan Airport’s Department of Public Safety is now taking applications for a Public Safety Officer (PSO).  PSO performs various police and fire duties in addition to ensuring safety within and around the Airport.  South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Class One certification along with Fire Fighter II certification preferred. Certification in at least one discipline required. Good mechanical ability required for operation and maintenance of equipment. 

Excellent Benefit package includes medical/dental insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, holiday leave, SC Police Officer’s Retirement System (PORS) as well as an employer match of up to 6% of salary for 401K contributions. Starting salary is $36,500 - $42,000 depending on qualifications/certifications.  Applicants must possess and maintain a valid S.C. Driver’s License. All successful candidates are required to undergo a Criminal Background Investigation. 

Applications will be accepted in the Airport Administrative Office (125-A Summer Lake Drive West Columbia, SC 29170) Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Applications can be completed online at:, (click employment link) and emailed to or downloaded and faxed to 803-822-5141 - Attn: Human Resources.  .

DEADLINE: Thursday, March 31, 2016. Airport is EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Veterans Employer






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