Emergency: 911        Non Emergency: (803) 436-2774
Location: 1281 North Main Street, Sumter, SC 29153
     Mailing: P.O. Box 430, Sumter, SC 29151

Recruitment

Recruitment


Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is looking for highly motivated professionals to join our growing team and growing community. At SCSO we are committed to our partners, our profession and our community.  Every day is a new adventure and ever changing.  We strive to deliver the best public safety customer service through our training, community involvement, innovative ideas and our progressive use of technology. 

For more information:
Lt. James Dukes
(803) 436-2048
jdukes@sumtercountysc.org

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Applicants must meet the following requirements to apply:
  • Legal U.S. citizenship and resident of South Carolina;
  • At least 21 years old;
  • Possess a valid S.C. driver’s license;
  • No criminal history;
  • Satisfactory credit history (no bankruptcy);
  • Good 10-year driver’s record;
  • High school diploma or GED certification; and
  • An honorable discharge, if prior military.
Education pay incentives:
  •  Associate Degree — 2.5% above starting salary
  • Bachelor's Degree — 5% above starting salary
  • Master’s Degree — 5% above starting salary
Employment benefits:
  • Full medical, dental and life insurance;
  • State Law Enforcement Retirement eligibility after 28 years of service;
  • Optional 401(k) plan;
  • 80 hours of accrued annual leave;
  • Two (2) personal days;
  • Accrued sick Leave;
  • Three (3) days of bereavement Leave;
  • Workers' Compensation;
  • Holiday pay;
  • Occasional overtime pay; and
  • Birthday leave.

RESERVE DEPUTIES:

The purpose of the volunteer (non-salaried) Reserve Program is to aid and supplement the full-time uniform patrol force. However, reserve deputies can be assigned throughout the sheriff’s office as necessary.

Training criteria for reserve deputies is the same as for full-time deputies as they can come into contact with the same hazards and responsibilities. Reserve deputies are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of service time each month or 60 hours of service time each quarter. Each reserve deputy will be accompanied by a Class I deputy and work for a shift supervisor. The patrol captain will have overall supervision of reserve deputies.