Law Enforcement Officer I
State of South Carolina - Richland County, SC

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Patrols assigned area to prevent crime and detect violations of law. Responds to complaints, reports of violations and requests for assistance. Issues warnings and citations to violators. Apprehends and arrests violators. Investigates hunting, boating and/or traffic accidents. Directs traffic and controls crowds. Performs general police work such as maintaining order during emergencies, participating in manhunts and providing executive protection. Testifies in court and other legal proceedings. Keeps records and makes reports regarding activities. Provides guidance and on-the-job training to other law enforcement personnel.

Minimum and Additional Requirements:
A high school diploma and minimum of 12 months direct work experience as a corrections, security, military police, or certified officer. A degree may be substituted for the work experience.

Must be able to meet the required Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer (graduated 12 weeks Criminal Justice Academy in South Carolina, mandated by 23-23-40) within first six months or have at least one (1) year as a Certified Law Enforcement Officer.

You must pass premployment drug test, a psychological assessment and a physical prior to employment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Currently Certified as a Law Enforcement Officer (graduated 12 weeks Criminal Justice Academy in South Carolina, mandated by 23-23-40.
A degree may be sustituted for the work experience.
Must have at least one (1) year as a Certified Law Enforcement Officer with knowledge of SC Laws.

You must pass premployment drug test, a psychological assessment and a physical prior to employment. Prefer at least 2 years of experience in Law Enforcement. Have considerable knowledge of State Laws, rules, and regulations of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health.

Additional Comments:
Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Please complete the on-line application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualification for this position.
Employment in this position will be contingent upon the following: an acceptable review of your past employment history, personal references, cumulative sanction report, other sources, including, but not limited to, the criminal reference check which will be conducted by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health Public Safety Division; and receiving a clearance from the Child Registry Check that indicates no record of child abuse or neglect. Employment would also be contingent on your passing a pre-employment drug test.
We reserve the right to rescind any employment offer in the event our review of your background develops information including opionions of previous employers or colleagues, which cause us to conclude, at our sole discretion, that you are nor suited for the position.

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