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Police Officer

The City of Beaufort Police Department is seeking to fill an open police officer position within the Department. Experienced certified police officers, civilian-military police officers, or former military police officers are preferred but not required. This police officer position performs patrol duties in assigned areas of the City, responds to calls for service, generates calls for service; enforces federal and state laws and city ordinances; performs traffic enforcement; conducts property checks, and participates in community-oriented policing activities.

Up to $5,000 Signing bonus In-State Certified Law Enforcement Officer Candidates or Up to $2,500 Relocation Allowance For Qualified Candidates.

Applicants must meet all requirements for employment consideration:
• Must be 21 years of age
• Must have a high school diploma or general education development (GED) equivalent
• Must be a US Citizen
• Must obtain a valid SC driver's license before the date of the hire
• Must have a clean criminal record (no felonies, serious misdemeanors, criminal domestic violence, or crimes of moral turpitude)
• Must have a clean driving history, with no convictions for driving under the influence, driving under suspension, or leaving the scene of an accident within the past ten years. Convictions for speeding must be minimal
• Must have an Honorable Discharge if previously served in the military
• If currently employed as a certified officer, the candidate must have a favorable work history with their department
• Must have no prior history of illicit drug use, which conflicts with Department policy
• Must be able to pass all phases of the hiring process

The process consists of:
• Submission of a properly completed police application prior to the closing date (Incomplete applications will not be processed)
• Background investigation (criminal history, credit history, driving history, work history)
• Oral interview board
• Pass the Police Officer Selection Test (written aptitude test)
• Successfully pass a physical agility course
• Successfully complete polygraph exam
• Successfully complete psychological exam
• Successfully pass a medical physical exam and drug screening

Salary is based on education and experience.
Salary Range is: $49,655 - $58,543
An additional percentage will be attributed to the annual salary of those with higher education.
Three percent for an associate's degree, five percent for a bachelor's degree, and seven percent for a master's degree.
The City of Beaufort also offers performance-based salary increases annually.

Interested persons should go to the City of Beaufort website at Employment Opportunities | Beaufort SC (cityofbeaufort.org) and complete a police department application. You will receive an email confirmation that your application has been submitted. Please complete the application accurately and completely, especially concerning past employers and reference information (giving complete 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.

• Copy of a valid Driver's License
• Copy of Birth Certificate
• Copy of Social Security Card
• Copy of High School Diploma or GED
• Certified ten-year driving record (You must provide a copy of your driving record from every state you have been licensed to drive within the past ten years.)
• Copy of form DD-214 (if applicable)
• Copies of other documents that may be applicable to employment (i.e., certifications, training documents, diplomas, etc.)

Candidate must hold a current South Carolina Class 1 Law Enforcement Officer Certification in good standing, AND have a minimum of 2 ½ YEARS full-time sworn law enforcement experience post field training, preceding submission of your application date.

For questions, please contact:

Msgt. Lori Reeves
Beaufort Police Department
1901 Boundary Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
(843) 322-8037 Office
(843) 322-7905 FAX


Code : 15-4


Posting Start : 05/02/2024

Posting End : 12/31/9999

Salary: $49,655.00-$58,543.00