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Police Officer, Town of Pacolet

Position Category: Police

Job Duties:
  • Enforces the laws of the State of South Carolina, municipal codes of the town and federal laws as they apply; patrols assigned areas, including streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace ad enforce the laws; builds trusts with residents and businesses in the community; responds to calls for service and reports findings while taking appropriate actions to resolve issues; assist or handles crime scene security, processing and documentation; conducts follow-up investigations and supports the prosecution of criminal cases; and appears and testifies in court regarding investigations; serves warrants and subpoenas; performs all other duties as assigned.

  • Ability to make critical decisions and act on those decisions; professionally communicates orally and in writing; maintains a cooperative, courteous and professional working environment and relationships with others, in person, electronically and by telephone; ability to work in timely manner with minimal supervision and careful attention to detail; maintains strict confidentiality of information as necessary; and has or is able to obtain certification as a Class 1 officer through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, run or perform other physical activity, including strenuous, for extended periods of time; understand, comprehend and explain South Carolina state law, town ordinances, federal law and civil procedures; ability to drive a vehicle in stressful situations in a safe manner; and has the ability to use various tools including, but not limited to, firearms, radios, handcuffs, and computers.
  • Minimum of 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma, have a valid South Carolina driver’s license, pass a pre-employment background check including a psychological examination, physical and pre-employment drug-screening. Applicants must be certified through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy as a Class 1 officer or have the ability to obtain certification.

Pay Info:
$30,000-$33,000 annually depending on qualifications

How to apply:
Applications may be obtained from Pacolet Town Hall located at 180 Montgomery Ave., Pacolet SC 29372, by calling 864.474.9504 or by e-mail at