Department Job Openings 

City of Charleston Police Department


Position: Director of Procedural Justice and Research

Date Posted: 12/24/19
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: $77,764 - $83,207 
Open until: 1/9/20

Job Description:

Advise, direct, and oversee implementation and continued support of procedural justice within the Charleston Police Department.  Additionally, this position will monitor (and when necessary coordinate) research to ensure the Charleston Police Department stays up to date with scientific research and methodologies. Initially, this position will provide guidance and support with implementing audit recommendations and providing regular updates to City leadership and citizens.
Directs revisions and oversees policy and program implementations within the Charleston Police Department based on audit recommendations which pertain to internal investigations, use of force reporting, recruiting, training, data collection, analyzing, and reporting, and community outreach.
Oversees implementation of audit recommendations and updates City leadership, as well as external partners, to ensure recommendations are being adopted at an acceptable level. 
Directs the development/review/monitoring of procedural justice in all areas of the department to facilitate a culture of fairness, transparency, voice, and impartiality.
Directs executive level guidance in developing internal compliance, procedures, and work standards by applying the appropriate methodologies.
Oversees and directs comprehensive reviews to identify appropriate measures and outcomes, areas for improvement, and compliance with state and federal rules and regulations.
Oversees internal and external practices to ensure fairness and impartiality.
Partners with City departments to properly assess current practices and evaluate the Charleston Police Department operations to improve effectiveness and efficiency of services.
Works directly with the City of Charleston’s Diversity/Equity Manager to improve communication to and from the police department and compliance with City initiatives.
Partners with national and local research institutions, both in the academic and private sector, to better understand the impact of policing in Charleston and enhance policing.
Monitors current research and best practices related to law enforcement, identifies trends based on national data and leads executive policy and procedural changes.
Provides oversight and direction to command staff with finding/implementing appropriate research, best practices, or subject matter experts to position CPD as a leading law enforcement agency in the country.
Provide advisory and consultation services to the Chief of Police and executive staff members on recommendations for corrective actions to reduce risk, strengthen controls and improve performance.
Directs the development, implementation and monitoring of strategic initiatives and directives to support the mission, goals and objectives of the organization while fostering a culture of continuous improvement. 
Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing, with government officials (federal, state, and local), police command staff, officers, research partners, and members of the public.


Requirements: Master’s Degree (Doctorate preferred) in a quantitative subject (Mathematics, Statistics), Business Administration, Public Administration or related field; and a minimum of ten years of related experience of which at least six years must be at a management level; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in law enforcement environment preferred. Valid South Carolina Driver’s License. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Excel and Word or similar software. Experience using electronic document management, internal auditing and records management systems preferred.


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City of Charleston Police Department


Position: Inspector (Compliance and Policy)

Date Posted: 12/24/19
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: $54,587 - $58,408
Open until: 1/10/20

Job Description:

Performs operational and management audits of programs, activities and policies to ensure compliance with department directives. Position include the following. May require evenings, weekends, and holidays as scheduled. Other duties may be assigned. Evaluates systems of internal control and related records to determine compliance with prescribed methods and procedures for proper maintenance of controls. Reviews, studies and audits policies and current practices and makes recommendations relating to the operations, policies, programs and practices. Analyzes data to further develop recommendations for reforms in policing, based on best practices and other research. Monitor and produce reports documenting the extent which the Charleston Police Department implements or does not implement recommendations. Researches best practices and makes recommendations for policy changes associated with audit compliance. Assists in the performance of audits to evaluate the security, integrity, contingency planning, policy and regulatory compliance, and risk management of operations. Identifies critical audit issues and develop and carry out an effective audit program within the time budget which results in meaningful management recommendations. Performs other duties as required.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field and six years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in law enforcement environment preferred. Valid state issued driver’s license. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Excel and Word or similar software. Experience using electronic document management, internal auditing and records management systems preferred. 


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Beaufort Police Department

Position: Police Officer

Date Posted: 12/03/19
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: $39,130 - $46,956 
Open until: filled

$10,000 Signing Bonus for EXPERIENCED South Carolina State Certified Law Enforcement Officer Candidates
$2,500 Signing Bonus for EXPERIENCED Out of State Certified Law Enforcement Officer Candidates

The City of Beaufort Police Department is seeking to fill open police officer positions at the department. Experienced certified police officers, civilian-military police officers, or former military police officers are preferred, but not required. These positions perform patrol duties in assigned areas of the City, respond to calls for service; generate calls for service; enforce federal and state laws and city ordinances; perform traffic enforcement; conduct property checks; and participate in community-oriented police activities. 


Minimum Requirements:
• Must be 21 years of age at the start of the application process.
• Must have High School Diploma or GED.
• Must be a US Citizen.
• Must obtain a valid S.C. Driver’s License within one week of the date of hire.
• Must have a clean criminal record (no felonies, serious misdemeanors, criminal domestic violence, or crimes of moral turpitude).
• Must have a favorable driving record with no DUI or DUS conviction in the last ten years, or any conviction of leaving the scene of an accident.
• Must have an Honorable Discharge if served in the military.
• If currently employed as a certified officer, the candidate must have a favorable work history with their department.
• Candidate must have no prior history of illicit drug use in the past 3 years in accordance with South Carolina or Federal Laws.
• Candidate must be able to pass all phases of the hiring process.


Hiring Process: 
The process consists of:
• Police application submitted and postmarked by the closing date – all pages thoroughly complete as required, an incomplete application will not be processed.
• Background investigation (criminal history, credit history, driving history, work history)
• Pass an interview board
• Pass the Police Officer Selection Test (written aptitude test)
•Pass a physical agility course, polygraph exam, psychological exam, and a physical examination/alcohol & drug screening
• Job Offer


Application Process:

Interested persons should go to the City of Beaufort web site, at and fill out a police department application. Applications may be emailed to [email protected], mailed to the City of Beaufort Attn: Human Resources, 1911 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC 29902, faxed to 843-470-3501 or may be dropped off in person by the posted deadline. Please complete the application accurately and completely, especially concerning past employers and reference information (giving full addresses, telephone numbers, etc.). Questionnaires may be mailed to any references and current or past employers you indicate in your application; therefore, correct mailing addresses are critical. 


Bonus Eligibility: 

Must hold a current Class 1 Law Enforcement Officer Certification with SCCJA and be in good standing AND have a minimum of 2 ½ YEARS full-time sworn law enforcement experience post field training, preceding your application date.


Payment for In-State Certified Officer: 

$5,000 shall be paid upon hire, with remaining $5,000 to be paid upon successful completion of 6-months’ probation period.  Payment for Out of State Certified Officer:  $2,500 shall be paid after receiving Class 1 Certification with the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. 

*Signing Bonus is subject to applicable payroll deductions. All monies paid as a bonus are subject to repayment if new hire separates employment within the first two (2) years of employment. This bonus program may be discontinued without notice, at any time. Former City of Beaufort Police Officers are not eligible for the signing bonus. The City of Beaufort will have sole discretion in the applicability of this program with regard to years of services and law enforcement certification type.


Town of Springfield Police Department

Position: Police Officer
Date Posted: December 11, 2019
Job Type: Full-time and Part time position, 8 hr shifts working days, mid and evening shifts.
Deadline: Open until filled


Job duties:  

  •  As a growing proactive agency with a small call volume, we are seeking certified SC class 1 officers to address traffic enforcement complaints; while providing police services to the community.
  • Under supervision, performs general police duties in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances
  • Conducts traffic enforcement, highway interdiction to include commercial vehicle interdiction, narcotics, weapon and human trafficking investigations.


  • Investigates crimes against persons and property. Investigates motor vehicle accidents and dangerous traffic conditions or other hazardous conditions; serves warrants and subpoenas; accompanies suspects to jail for processing and may be required to accompany prisoners to court; testifies in court cases as required' and performs all other related police duties as required. 




  • One year of law enforcement experience and currently certified by the SC Criminal Justice Academy as a class 1 law enforcement officer.
  • Applicants must hold valid SC driver's license and be at least 21 years of age; and must also possess a high school diploma, or equivalency.
  • Applicants must not have a criminal record and must be able to pass a rigorous back ground investigation and complete the necessary hiring requirements


Pay info: Dependent on qualifications and experience

How to apply: Applications for full and part time positions can be obtained at the Springfield Town Hall at 1505 Georgia St. Springfield, SC 29146, or by sending a resume to; [email protected]



Attorney General's Office


Position: Special Investigator III

Date Posted: October 31, 2019
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: $33,494 - $61,975 
Open until: December 29, 2019

Section/Division        Medicaid Recipient Fraud


Under general supervision, the Special Investigator will investigate Medicaid Fraud complaints involving recipients. As a Special Investigator, the position will work in cooperation with SC Department of Health and Human Services, US Attorney, FBI, DHEC, DEA, and other law enforcement agencies.

The Special Investigator will conduct complicated and sensitive fraud investigations on recipients and others involving criminal and administrative violations of programs funded with Title XIX money.  The Special Investigator establishes and maintains a cooperative liaison with all other applicable governmental agencies. Special Investigator coordinates case action with assigned supervising attorney. As a Special Investigator, the incumbent must maintain proper reporting and documentation of cases worked.  The incumbent will maintain appropriate data for easy retrieval.  The Special Investigator will assist with other assigned duties as directed by supervisor, Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Chief Deputy Attorney General, and/or Attorney General.


Previous investigative experience in Medicaid Fraud preferred. Must be able to present clear, concise written and oral reports. Travel required outside of normal business hours. Extensive knowledge of Criminal Justice system and excellent computer skills preferred.

Minimum Requirements:

A high school diploma and six years or more experience as a Law Enforcement Officer with investigative duties. Candidate must be a Class I Certified Law Enforcement Officer in South Carolina. Must provide writing sample with State Application.


Applications can be accepted at: 


USC Aiken University Police Department

Position: Law Enforcement Officer I

Date Posted: September 23, 2019
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: $36,000-$42,000
Open until: Filled


Job Duties:

Officer will provide law enforcement, security and protection for the campus. Duty hours include nights and weekends. 


High school diploma.  One year experience in public safety/law enforcement preferred.   Must be 21 years of age, be physically qualified and have no criminal record.  Must pass a background investigation, complete the SC Criminal Justice Academy and be certified by the SC Law Enforcement Training Council before assuming police duties.  Must receive certification as a Medical First Responder.  All applicants must be a current resident of SC and have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle.  This position will require that the successful candidate pass a pre-employment alcohol and drug test as well as be subject to random, post incident /accident, reasonable suspicion and rehabilitation monitoring drug and alcohol testing consistent with USC HR Policy 1.95, Drug and Alcohol Testing. 

Apply on-line at:


 Springdale Police Department


Position: Police Officer
Date Posted: September 9, 2019
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: based on experience
Open until: Filled

Job duties:  

Enforces the laws of the state of South Carolina, municipal codes of the Town of Springdale and federal laws as they apply; patrols town streets, parks, and commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law; and builds rapport with residents, businesses and community groups by attending neighborhood crime watch meetings

Responds to calls for service and reports findings; takes appropriate actions to resolve issues; patrols assigned area; assists with crime scene security and processing; conducts follow-up investigations; and supports prosecution of criminal cases

Makes court appearances; serves warrants/subpoenas; processes items into property and evidence; and performs all other duties as assigned


Must be a minimum of 21 years of age with a high school diploma or GED equivalent

Must have successfully completed basic law enforcement training and maintain certification as a law enforcement officer from the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy or have the ability to obtain certification from the SC Criminal Justice Academy 

Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid S.C. driver's license without record of suspension or revocation in any state; must have the ability to meet the department's physical standards; and must not have any felony convictions or disqualifying criminal history within the past seven years


Free medical, dental and vision insurance for employees.

Affordable dependent coverage

Thirteen paid holidays 

Vacation/sick leave

Take home car

How to apply: Applications are available online at or at the Town of Springdale Police Department, 2915 Platt Springs Rd. West Columbia, SC 29170. 

 Municipal Association of South Carolina


Position: Public Safety Loss Control Consultant

Date Posted: September 17, 2019
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: see below
Open untilFilled

Job duties:

  • Provides technical support and consultative services to Municipal Association members participating in workers' compensation (South Carolina Municipal Insurance Trust) and property/liability (South Carolina Municipal Insurance Risk Fund) insurance programs administered by the Association

  • Travels extensively to meet with municipal staff, including police and fire professionals, human resources professionals, finance directors, risk managers, administrative support staff, executives, mayors and members of city councils; assists member cities and towns in developing effective safety and risk management programs and loss control capabilities within their organizations to help create safe working environments for employees and minimize the potential of claims from residents of municipalities; ensures solutions are in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations and other applicable safety standards and guidelines

  • Develops and conducts law enforcement and fire safety specific training to increase potential loss awareness among public safety staff


  • Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of education in, criminal justice, fire science, business administration, public administration, risk management or a closely related field

  • Ten years of progressive experience in public safety with specialized training with an emphasis in fire science; fundamental knowledge of the law enforcement and public safety field to include laws and policies, as well as experience developing and conducting training; and possess a valid state driver's license and a current or former law enforcement officer certification

  • Demonstrated above average interpersonal, organizational, analytical, problem-solving and customer service skills, as well as written and verbal communication; proficient in utilizing various software applications; strong awareness of and ability to maintain confidentiality; ability to balance multiple priorities; and public sector knowledge/experience is preferred

Pay info: Competitive salary based on qualifications with excellent benefits package, including SC state retirement and health insurance

How to apply: Email resume and cover letter to Summer Randall at [email protected]. For more information about the Municipal Association of South Carolina, visit



 Lancaster County Sheriff's Office 


Position: Patrol Deputy and Detention Officer

Date Posted: September 5, 2019

Job Type: Full-Time

Pay Ladder:   

Deputy- $39,465-$42,550- Less than 2 years

Deputy First Class- $42,900- $47,100- 2-4 Years

                                  $44,900-$49,100- 4-6 years

Lance Corporal- $46,700-$51,000- 6-8 years

                             $48,190-$56,670- 8-10 years

Senior Deputy- $48,750-$54,400- 10-15 years

Master Deputy- $ 49,250-$56,000- 15+ years

All have Education incentives- AS +2%, BS +4%, MA +6%

Detention Positions

Correction Officer I- $35,824-$37,654 -Less than 2 years

Correction Officer II- $37,075-39,215- 2-4 years

                                    $38,415-$42,295- 4-6 years

Correction Officer III- $40,605-44,495- 6-8 years

                                     $$42,805-$46,495- 8-10 years

Senior Correction Officer- $44,655-$49,000- 10+ years                  

All have Education incentives- AS +2%, BS +4%, MA +6%

Deadline: Until Filled


  • Competitive Career Ladder Pay Scale
  • State of South Carolina Blue Cross Blue Shield Health & Dental Insurance 
  • Eyemed Vision Insurance 
  • SC Police Retirement 
  • Long Term Disability 
  • Family Medical Leave 
  • Paid Annual Leave and Sick Time (accrued bi-weekly)
  • Bi-weekly Pay Schedule 
  • On-site Health Clinic 
  • Employee Wellness Programs 
  • Free Sheriff's Office Gym 
  • Discount YMCA Membership 
  • Optional 401K and Deferred Comp Plans
  • Optional Short Term Disability (Colonial Life)
Signing Bonus of $1000 for certified officers and $500 for non-certified. 
For more information go to or contact the recruiter at [email protected] or 803-313-2111.

 Lexington Medical Center


Position: Operations Commander
Date Posted: September 6, 2019
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: Based on experience
Open until filled

Basic Function: The Operations Commander manages the daily law enforcement/security operations, supervises shift supervisors, as well as serves as liaison between officers and the manager of public safety.

Qualifications Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Minimum Years of Experience: 4 Years of technical training in Criminal Justice and/or experience; 5 Years of law enforcement/public safety or related experience such as military service; 3 Years of supervisory or progressively responsible leadership experience. Substitutable Education & Experience: None. Required Certifications/Licensure: Possess International Association of Healthcare Safety and Security Supervisor Certification or attain certification within first 12 months of employment; Possess a South Carolina Class 1 Police Officer Certification or attain certification within the first 12 months of employment. Successfully complete annual requirement to maintain South Carolina Class 1 Police Officer Certification, as well as the following: firearms qualification, defensive tactics (to include intermediate weapons), Criminal Justice Information Systems Security and Awareness, Restraint Application, Crisis Intervention and any and all required training through Lexington Medical Center); Certified in CPR or attain certification within the first 3 months of employment; Valid South Carolina driver’s license.

Required Training: Successfully complete a psychological evaluation; successfully pass a comprehension exam as required by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy; Experience with Windows Operating System (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint); Ability to read and write English fluently and follow both written and oral directions.

Contact: Wilson Carswell
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (803) 791-2528
Fax: (803) 791-2663
Address: 2720 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC 29169


“Lexington Medical is continuing to grow, join us and apply now!”

Position: Police Officer (5 Positions)
Date Posted: November 7, 2019
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: Based on experience
Open until filled

Now Offering Sign-On Bonus $6,000

Schedule:  Full-Time - 6 AM - 6 PM or 6 PM - 6 AM - AM/PM

LMCDPS became a Police Department in 2006 employee both certified class officers along with security officers.  The Department is accredited by the International Association of Hospital Security and Safety, as well as the South Carolina Police Accreditation Coalition.  Lexington Medical Center’s Public Safety department is currently seeking accreditation from The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.  (CALEA).  We are committed to improving our employees through training, certifications, and continued advancement opportunities. 

Basic Function:

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. 


  • Ability to read and write and follow both written and oral directions.
  • Ability to communicate well with others.
  • Certified law enforcement officer or have to ability to become a certified law enforcement officer, recognized by the S.C. Criminal Justice academy.
  • 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.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.  Associates Degree preferred. 
  • 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.
  • Experience with Windows Operating System (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint).
  • Must possess a valid South Carolina driver's license.
  • Must successfully complete a psychological evaluation.
Contact: Wilson Carswell: Email: [email protected] Phone: (803) 791-2528 




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