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Position: Chief of Police

Date Posted: 4/28/20

Job Type: Full-Time

Salary: up to $166,900 annually


The City of Virginia Beach, VA (population 450,000) is seeking a progressive, innovative, experienced leader to serve as its next Chief of Police.  Candidates must be highly innovative, collaborative, visionary and empathetic with experience in leading and managing large, complex operations. 


Located where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Beach is a vibrant, thriving city with national recognition for its management and quality of life.   Virginia Beach is a AAA rated, independent City established in 1963 by the merger of Princess Anne County and the City of Virginia Beach.  It is the largest city in Virginia and has a land area of 310 square miles of which 50-60 miles are inland waterways, bays and estuaries. It consistently ranks as one of the safest metropolitan cities in the country (cities over 300,000 in population).  The City is proud to be the home of Naval Air Station Oceana Naval Jet Base, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek/Fort Story (joint army/navy) and Camp Pendleton (state military base for National Guard training).  Virginia Beach’s economy is diverse and growing and with its strategic location in the heart of the mid-Atlantic, the City is well positioned for continued economic growth.


The City of Virginia Beach has a rich history, nationally acclaimed public schools, a wide variety of arts and entertainment and family friendly attractions for every age.   The City has a thriving tourism industry with hundreds of hotels, motels and restaurants along its 38 miles of oceanfront and pristine beaches. 


Please note the following additional information about this career opportunity:


  • Virginia Beach is governed by the Council Manager form of government.  The City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and an 11-member City Council.  The Mayor and City Council also appoint the City Attorney, City Clerk, City Auditor and City Assessor.  The City Manager is responsible for the appointment of all department heads and the development and administration of the $2 billion annual budget of which approximately one half is the school budget.  Virginia Beach is a full-service City with over 7000 full time and part-time employees and enjoys a reputation for innovation in public service.


  • The Chief of Police is appointed by the City Manager and reports to the Public Safety Deputy City Manager.  The Chief leads a full-service police agency with a staff of approximately 1059 sworn and non-sworn personnel.   The department consists of four Divisions:  Operations, Professional Standards, Investigations and Support.  Operations, Professional Standards and Investigations are commanded by Deputy Chiefs.  Support is led by a Civilian Manager.  Department leadership also includes 12 Captains 26 Lieutenants and 94 Sergeants. The 2020-2021 proposed Operating Budget for the Virginia Beach Police Department is $106.6 million.


Candidates will ideally have a master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field along with twelve years of experience as a sworn law enforcement officer, six years of which is in increasingly responsible leadership role(s). Graduation from command level training such as the FBI National Academy, the Southern Police Institute, Senior Management Institute for Police or the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command is preferred. Candidates must be highly collaborative, problem solving leaders with a communicative, team-oriented management style. 


The City of Virginia Beach welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds who can demonstrate a record of achievement that matches the needs of Virginia Beach. 


 Application Filing Deadline:  Position will remain Open Until Filled
Priority Screening Date:        May 18, 2020


All application materials must be received by May 18, 2020 for a guaranteed review.  Applications received after May 18 will be considered on an as needed basis until the position is filled.


Interested law enforcement leaders may submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references to consultants Joe De Lopez and Lee McCann at:


Electronic submissions are required.  Telephone Inquiries:  GovHR USA (847) 380-3240


 Presbyterian College Campus Police Department

Position: Police Officer

Date Posted: 2/22/20

Job Type: Full-Time

Salary: $32,760 annually

The Presbyterian College Campus Police Department has immediate openings for campus police officers. The Campus Police Department proudly serves and protects the students, faculty and staff of the College. We are located on a remarkable 240-acre campus in the historic town of Clinton, South Carolina between the cities of Columbia and Greenville. Since 1880, Presbyterian College has been offering challenging academics and a culture of honor, ethics, and service that prepares students to be leaders in the community.


Minimum Qualifications: Must be 21 years of age; possess a high school diploma, no criminal convictions, no DUI convictions within past 10 years, and a clear credit history; no offensive tattoos, piercings, or body art that show below the shirt sleeves of the summer uniform; must be able to meet the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy’s physical fitness standards and qualify with all police equipment. All non-certified applicants must be willing to successfully complete the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy’s Basic Law Enforcement Certification Course within the first year of employment.


Preferred Qualifications: A minimum of two years law enforcement experience with a South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy’s Law Enforcement Certification in good standing; an Associate’s degree, or higher, in criminal justice or a related field.


Additional Information: The Presbyterian College Campus Police Department pays for all state mandated, and all required continuing educational training. PCCPD also provides all required uniforms and equipment with exceptions. After successful training, the officer will be placed on a 12 hour day or night shift, based on seniority, staffing levels, and the department’s needs.


Salary and benefits: The starting salary range is $32,760 annually. Presbyterian College offers a competitive health benefits package for officers and family, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, holiday pay, and an employment 401k type retirement program.


Presbyterian College Campus Police Department is not part of the South Carolina Police Officer’s Retirement System (PORS).


Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and the names and direct contact information for three professional references. Please send materials to Barbara Fayad, Vice President for Human Resources and Title IX, Presbyterian College, 503 South Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325. Electronic submissions of application materials are encouraged and should be sent to [email protected] . Review of applications will begin immediately and continue.

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] 

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. 



 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: Police Officer (1 Position)
Date Posted: May 5, 2020
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: Based on experience
Open until filled


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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