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Public Safety Officer, City of North Augusta

Position Category: Police

Job Duties:
  • Patrols assigned areas of the City and responds to calls for service; enforces all local, state and federal laws relating to public safety and welfare. The Public Safety Officer patrols the jurisdiction of the City of North August and assists the Aiken County Sheriff’s office as requested at times of high call volume for the agency, for potential criminal activities. These criminal activities include traffic violations, property crimes, crimes against persons, crimes against businesses, and crimes against the public. Officers are members of the SWAT team. Officers assigned to this position work under stressful, high-risk conditions.
  • The Public Safety Officer is also required to respond to calls for service in a law enforcement capacity, fire service capacity, and medical first responder capacity. The police office holds certifications as police officer, certified firefighter I and II and basic medical aid response. Some additional calls are for shopliftings, domestic violence, traffic stops, suspicious persons, burglaries, assaults, forgeries, frauds, narcotics violations, vandalism, sexual assaults, crimes against children, alarm calls, fires alarms, vehicle fires, house fires, woodland fires and various medical calls. Being on the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team requires knowledge of tactical, situational awareness, and team operations.
  • The Public Safety Officer requires proficiency in firearms, vehicle operations, vehicle operations, vehicle pursuit operations, medical knowledge, firefighting, vehicle extrication, legal knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, rights of citizens and suspects, emotional intelligence, defensive tactics, building clearing, team operations, and Constitutional rights and procedures pertaining to detention, searches, court, and seizures. Reports to the Patrol Division Sergeant.

  • Requires an Associates’ degree supplemented by one to two years of experience in law enforcement, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must have successfully completed required law enforcement courses and possess required law enforcement certification(s). Must possess a valid S.C. driver's license. Required special certifications: Class 1 law Enforcement Officer, Firefighter 2, Firefighter 1, OSHA, HAZMAT Ops, Basic auto Extrication, PPV, basic medical aid response.

Pay Info:


How to apply:
A completed Application for Employment and copies of birth certificate, Social Security card, high school (or equivalent) or college diploma, and DD Form 214 (if applicable) should be submitted to the Public Safety Department, 444 East Buena Vista Avenue, North Augusta, S.C. 29841. Or can be emailed to

The City of North Augusta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.