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



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

For more information:
Lt. James Dukes
(803) 436-2048


* Equal Employment Opportunity Report

Applicants must meet the following requirements to apply:

  • Legal U.S. citizenship and resident of South Carolina;
  • At least 21 years old (Deputy); At least 18 years old (Detention Officer)
  • 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
  • If prior military experience; an honorable discharge
Education pay incentives:
  •  Associate's 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; 
  • Birthday leave; and
  • Home buyers' assistance program


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 are the same as for full-time deputies, as they can encounter 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.