Police Officer Candidate (Non-Certified Applicant)

 

The starting base salary for a Police Officer Candidate (non-certified applicant) is $33,027.00. Salary increases are available upon graduation from the Criminal Justice Academy and for officers with fluency in a foreign language as outlined below:  

 

$35,002.80

  • High School, Vocational School or GED with no prior police officer experience or SC or Out-of-State Certification (<1 year)

 $35,177.82

  • High School, Vocational School or GED with no prior police officer experience or SC or Out-of-State Certification (<1 year) & fluent in a foreign language

$35,702.86

  • Associate’s degree or Out-of-State Certification of at least 1 year

$37,628.00

  • Associate’s degree or Out-of-State Certification of at least 1 year & fluent in a foreign language

 $37,453.00

  • Bachelor’s degree or SC Certification of at least 1 year

$37,628.00

  • Bachelor’s degree or SC Certification of at least 1 year & fluent in a foreign language