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Police Officer I, Lamar Police Department

Position Category: Police

Position Hours:
Full time, 12 hr shifts

Job Duties:
  • Performs vehicular and foot patrols within the city limit; control traffic; assists motorist and persons in need; issues warnings and citations; detains and apprehends criminal, suspects and traffic violators; investigates traffic accidents.
  • Interviews complainants, victims, witnesses, and suspects in accordance with criminal investigation procedures; gathers, summarizes, and formats case information; interprets applicable laws and ordinances. Books, admits, fingerprints, and photographs suspected violators; secures property of arrested suspects, properly storing personal items; transports and escorts prisoners to assigned institutions.
  • Respond to citizen complaint calls; documents incident reports,; maintains records required for legal processes of court; serves summons, warrants and other legal documents, explaining purpose of court order; serves summons, warrants and other legal documents, explaining purpose of court order; serves as a witness in court proceedings.

  • High school diploma or GED and a minimum of 21 years old at the time of application. Must possess or be able to obtain certification from the South Carolina Justice Academy.
  • Valid South Carolina Driver's License in good standing. Must be in good physical condition.
  • Must be able to maintain the required level of proficiency in the use of firearms and successfully pass psychological evaluation.

Pay Info:
Dependent on qualifications and experience.

How to apply:
Applications are available on the Town of Lamar website or can be picked up in person at Lamar Police Department located at 117 W. Main St, Lamar SC 29069.


The Town of Lamar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.