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POLICE OFFICER CANDIDATE – (NON-CERTIFIED APPLICANT)

$45,000

Beginning Salary

$48,825

Upon graduation from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (FTO Program Completion)

POLICE OFFICER – (CERTIFIED APPLICANT)

$48,825

With South Carolina Certification less than 3 years or Out of State Certification less 5 years of service

$50,491

With Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college or;
3 years of service in-state or;
5 years of service out-of-state in good standing and current certification or;
5 years as a Military Police Officer (verified through DD214) (Honorable Discharge) or;
6 years of continuous military service (verified through DD214) (Honorable Discharge) or;
6 years of continuous service as Emergency Medical Services or Fire Fighting Service

$52, 215

With 3 years of service in-state or 5 years of service out-of-state in good standing and current certification, along with Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from an accredited college

$5,000 SIGN ON BONUS

  • Yearly Pay Step Increases after the first year
  • Take Home Patrol Vehicle
  • $6,500 Average Overtime Earning Potential
  • $35 minimum pay per hour for Extra Duty Employment
  • Educational Achievement Incentives
  • Additional Pay Bonuses Available Based on Eligibility
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Sick Leave: 8.5 hours per month
  • All uniforms and equipment supplied
  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Residency Bonus

Military Leave:
Fifteen (15) calendar days per year to fulfill military obligations

Retirement:
Twenty-eight (28) years in the South Carolina Police Retirement System

Vacation:
One (1) through five (5) years of continuous service 85.0 hours per year
Six (6) through twenty (20) years of continuous service 8.5 hours additional per year

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