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Sheriff's Office - Charleston County, South Carolina
Human Resources

In case of an Emergency dial 911



Mrs. Sylvia Walters

Phone: (843) 554-2499


The Human Resources Office is responsible for the recruitment and selection of personnel for the law enforcement and corrections components of the Sheriff's Office. The office also maintains the personnel records of all employees. It prepares and disseminates the payroll for employees of the Sheriff's Office and handles insurance related questions and problems. The following is a list of requirements for employment as a deputy sheriff or detention officer:


21 Years of Age
Valid SC Drivers License
High School Diploma or GED

A Written Examination
Physical Fitness Testing (Not currently required for Detention Officers)
Polygraph Testing
Background Investigation - includes NCIC, Credit checks
Candidates who have fulfilled the pre-employment requirements must successfully complete the following:

Upon offer of employment, complete a Medical/Physical Examination including drug screening South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Training Program and a One Year Probationary Period

Hourly $16.82 - $21.56 (Deputy Sheriff)
Hourly $14.11 - $19.19 (Detention Officer)
Medical Plan
Dental Plan
Uniforms - Furnished Free
10 Observed Holidays
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Longevity Increases (Subject to County Policy)
Annual Leave
Sick Leave

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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