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Police Officer, St. Matthews Police Department

Position Category: Police

Position Hours:
Full time, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Rotating Shifts, Weekend and Holidays

Job Duties:
  • Police Department is looking for a responsible Class One Police Officer Certified by the SCCJA to maintain law and order, protect members of the public and their properties, prevent crime and improve citizens’ quality of life. The goal of St. Matthews Police Department is to achieve community safety and crime reduction. Deter crimes and assure community through high-visibility policing. Patrol assigned areas and monitor activities to protect people/property. Investigate crimes and apprehend suspected law violators. Observe and respond to various situations or emergencies.
  • Follow rules, guidelines and protocols. Conduct initial investigations. Gather evidence and ensure successful prosecutions. Produce internal reports and provide feedback on case status. Deal with case paperwork and administrative procedures. Foster good public relationships and liaise with community groups or individuals. Coordinate operations with other emergency services. Attend and provide evidence in court. Respond to traffic collisions and work traffic related collisions. Perform crowd control when necessary.

  • Proven working experience in law enforcement. Proficiency in using police equipment. Excellent knowledge of standard operating procedures, judicial procedures, civil and constitutional laws. Understand, interpret, apply, enforce, and make decisions in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local policies and regulations. Interpret and explain The Town of St. Matthews, town law enforcement policies and procedures. Working knowledge of interrogation techniques and scene management. Knowledge and skills of law enforcement principles and practices. Adequate interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships. Sound judgement along with effective decision making skills. Conflict resolutions and problem solving skills. Responsibility, dependability, honesty and integrity. Willing to submit to extensive medical and criminal background checks. Must submit to drug screening. Must have valid SC driver's license. Must have good driving record, free of suspensions. Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate. Must be 21 or older.
  • Must be Class 1 Certified by the SCCJA. Must reside within 30 miles of St. Matthews to have a take home vehicle.

Pay Info:
$34,500 annually starting pay. $35,500 annually after 6 months probationary period. Salary increase for BA Degree or above. Probationary officers will still receive any salary raises mandated by the Town of St. Matthews.

How to apply:
Please send all inquiries to to receive application via email or come to St. Matthews Police Department at 304 Agnes St, Suite117, St. Matthews SC 29135.

​The St. Matthews Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.