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Law Enforcement Officer Class I

University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement and Safety
Columbia, SC Full-time
Posted on May 12, 2019

Job Description

Could protecting a downtown college campus the size of a small city be your next career? The University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement and Safety is looking for men and women with the integrity, discipline, and a commitment to serve others to be a part of our police force. The individuals we seek must possess leadership skills and the ability to work independently as well as with a team. If this sounds like you, a career in campus law enforcement might be the challenge and opportunity that is right for you.

The Law Enforcement Officer Class I provides law enforcement, security, and protection for the University of South Carolina community and property. These are certified police officers empowered with full arrest and police authority state wide and charged with safeguarding a diverse, multicultural university community. They enforce state laws as well as University rules and regulations, provide dignitary detail security, and assist with critical incidents.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma. Must be 21 years of age and able to meet the physical standards of training as set forth by the SC Criminal Justice Academy. Must pass a background investigation and be certified by the SC Criminal Justice Academy within one year of being employed.

Preferred Qualifications:

One year experience in public safety / law enforcement, prior military experience, or comparable education.

Benefits Include:

State of SC benefits package (includes medical and dental ). Enrollment in SC Police Officers Retirement system. All required training, equipment, footwear, and uniforms provided by employer. Paid membership at University gyms. University employees receive both annual leave and sick leave hours and can accrue up to 15 days of each per year. In addition to paid leave all University employees receive 13 paid holidays per year. Free classes are offered for university employees after six months of employment. Ample opportunities for training, overtime work, and advancement.

For more information on the USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety's hiring and selection process, please visit our website at:

Salary USD 38,250 – 45,254 Per Year (Salaries above minimum are based on experience as an SCCJA Certified 1 Officer).

Career Level Required        Entry Level

Experience Required           Less than 1 Year

Education Required             High School or equivalent

Job Type                            Employee

Job Status                          Full Time

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.