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Patrol Officer (Certified or Non-certified), City of Forest Acres

Position Category: Police

Position Hours:
Full time, Rotating 12-hr shifts; 84 hours every 2 weeks

Job Duties:
  • Operates police vehicle to patrol city. While on duty this individual will report suspicious situations; enforce all Federal, State, traffic laws, and municipal laws and codes; conduct inspections of commercial and private property; report and record broken traffic signals, street lights, traffic signs, street name signs, natural gas leaks, water leaks, defective streets or sidewalks, etc.
  • Investigate crimes such as burglaries, rapes, vice, missing persons, fires, and homicides which involves acquiring all possible information on crime, visiting crime scenes, conducting raids and searches, interviewing and interrogating suspects and witnesses, collecting and preserving evidence, and disseminating information to all shift personnel.
  • Works under stressful, high-risk conditions and with life threatening situations.

  • High School Diploma (Associates Degree or higher beneficial).
  • SC Criminal Justice Academy Certification (Patrol Officer II) or ability to obtain within one year of employment (Patrol Officer I).
  • Must possess a valid South Carolina driver's license.

Pay Info:
Starting salary $37,827 annually (Patrol Officer I - non-certified) or $45,908 annually (Patrol Officer II - certified). Compensation may increase with experience.

How to apply:
Complete application found at Forest Acres Police Department (5205 N. Trenholm Rd., Columbia, SC 29206) or online at Return application to the Police Department at the address above.

‚ÄčThe City of Forest Acres is an Equal Opportunity Employer.