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Dorchester County

Dorchester County

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Summerville, SC, USA
Posted on Monday, January 22, 2024


The purpose of the class is to provide courthouse security; perform general law enforcement duties to ensure the strict enforcement of state and local laws relating to public safety and welfare; and to perform related work as required. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.


• Enforces local, federal and state laws relating to public safety and welfare; performs duties in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, laws, regulations and standards of safety.
• Monitors individuals entering the courthouse; uses metal detectors to detect hidden weapons.
• Conducts security checks of vehicles, building exteriors and building interiors.
• Provides information and assistance to the public; explains policies and procedures as necessary.
• Maintains order in courthouse hallways, courtrooms and surrounding premises.
• Provides security during court proceedings; and, when necessary, provides for the security of jurors, judges and staff.
• Escorts and transports prisoners and mental health patients as required.
• May assist with essential training functions including, but not limited to: reviewing and updating training lesson plans, ensuring policy compliance in training content, creating lesson plans, compiling lesson plans for Criminal Justice Academy approval, serving as a firearms instructor, conducting initial firearms training for new hires, serving as a driving instructor, conducting Emergency Vehicle Operations Block Training, providing County-wide Active Threat Mitigation (Active Killer Training) to County employees as well as businesses located in the County, and providing other related programs; may research best practices in regard to driver safety training and analyze training data.
• May maintain weapons inventory.
• Assist the public with information.
• Prepares and submits detailed work records and reports.
• Maintains assigned equipment and vehicles.
• Participates in public relations efforts as necessary to maintain a cooperative and positive relationship between the Sheriff’s Office and the community.
• Receives and responds to citizens’ inquiries, concerns and complaints concerning law enforcement activities.
• Attends periodic training sessions and attends meetings to keep abreast of current law enforcement and security trends, technology and legislation; maintains required physical fitness and required level of proficiency in the use of firearms.
• Remains on call 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
• Performs general clerical work as required including, but not limited to, maintaining logs, preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, etc.
• Performs other related job duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED supplemented by the completion of required law enforcement coursework.

Special Qualifications:
Must possess a valid state driver's license.
Must possess Basic Law Enforcement certification.
Must meet other requirements as set forth in applicable South Carolina statutes and regulations.
May require additional professional or technical certification(s) as deemed necessary by the Sheriff.

Additional Requirements

Please mail the following along with this completed waiver form.


Dorchester County Sheriff's Office

c/o Tanya Turley

212 Deming Way, Box #9

Summerville, SC 29483

Please include copies of your:

• Birth Certificate

• Social Security Card

• High School Diploma/ GED or Transcript and/or College Degree

• Copy of DD214 if you have served in the Military

• Copy of Current Driver's License

If you have an out of state license, you must obtain a valid SC Driver's License prior to attending the SC Law Enforcement Academy.

• For SC: Certified copy of 10 Year Driving Record

If you have been licensed to drive out of state within the last five (5) years a certified driving record is required from that state.

• Recent credit history (Contact Equifax 1-800-685-1111 or Trans Union 1-800-362-7255)

• Waiver and Acknowledgment, signed and notarized

Once contacted for employment you must successfully complete the following:

1. Oral interview board

2. Standardized comprehension test (Nelson-Denny)

3. Polygraph examination

4. Physical agility test (Reserve Deputy, Deputy Sheriff and Detention Officer)

5. Background Check

6. Final Interview – prior to employment offer

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