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Police Recruit, Town of Bluffton

Job Category
Public Safety
Employee Status
Full Time
Job Duties

Attends and successfully completes the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA). Completes the field training officer program which consists of: Operates patrol vehicle or walks to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons, and disturbances of law and order; operates specialized police equipment; and maintains a visible police presence throughout the community. Interviews victims and witnesses; obtaining additional information regarding crimes, accidents, violations, etc. Investigates crimes; collects evidence; and conducts searches.

Responds to radio dispatches; answers calls and complaints; serves warrants, summons, etc.; and completes arrest records. Participates in illegal drug enforcement operations; conducts surveillance. Makes arrests; testifies in Court; and prepares incident and various special reports. Conducts traffic stops; enforces traffic laws; investigates accidents; issues traffic citations; directs traffic; and provides first responder medical assistance. Provides police escorts; directs traffic; and performs residential and commercial security checks.

Participates in a variety of in-service and special training programs. Responds to and investigates domestic disputes; assists other law enforcement agencies when assigned. Reports dangers of defective streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or other hazardous conditions. May be assigned to collateral duty assignments such as school resource officer, investigations, etc.; works on assigned shifts. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent; and no experience required but some law enforcement experience preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Licenses or Certifications: Valid South Carolina driver’s license. Possess a South Carolina Criminal Justice Training Academy (SCCJA) certification. Special Requirements: None. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures. Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department.

Knowledge of the geography of the Town and location of important buildings. Skill in using firearms. Skill in operating a police vehicles. Skill in establishing and maintaining maintain effective relationship with associates and the general public. Ability to carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to prepare clear reports, Ability to deal professionally, courteously, and fairly with the public. Ability to analyze situation. Ability to adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action when dealing with hazardous circumstances.

Pay Info
$23.72 Hourly
How to Apply

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Equal Opportunity Employer
The Town of Bluffton commits to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity for applicants and employees, complying with local, state and federal laws. The Town’s policy is to employ qualified persons without discrimination regarding race, creed, color, religion, age, sex, country of national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political affiliation, ethnicity, or status in any other group protected by federal/state/local law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.