The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is one of the most exciting and rewarding places to work that one can experience. Every day is a new adventure and ever changing. While some jobs may be monotonous and seem like a dead end, working as a deputy helping people, saving lives, upholding the law, tracking down criminals and spending time with folks in the community never gets old.


    We require the following before being considered for employment:


    - Legal US Citizen and resident of South Carolina

    - Must be at least 21 years old

    - Possess a valid SC driver’s license

    - Clean criminal history

    - Satisfactory credit history (no bankruptcy)

    - Good driver’s record (10 year)

    - High school diploma or GED certificate

    - If prior military, must have an honorable discharge

    - Pass a drug test

    - Able to meet the Physical Fitness Standards required by the SC Criminal Justice Academy (does not apply  to detention officer)

    - Satisfactorily complete a psychological examination (does not apply to detention officer)

    - Satisfactorily pass a polygraph examination



If you meet the requirements, you may apply to be a part of this great organization and qualify for the following:


    - Starting Salary: Deputy - $30,000; Detention Officer - $28,000

    - Full Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance

    - State Law Enforcement Retirement (28 years)

    - Optional 401K plan

    - 80 hours Annual Leave (accrued)

    - Sick Leave (accrued)

    - Workman’s Compensation


Additional pay incentives awarded to certified officers and for education:

    - Associates Degree 2.5% above starting salary

    - Baccalaureate Degree 5% above starting salary

    - Master’s Degree 5% above starting salary



If you would like more information, please email Lieutenant James Dukes or call him at 803-436-2048. You may also download an application packet here that includes an employment application with full requirements and instructions for submission (requires Adobe Acrobat).