Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: December 31, 2015

Organization: Department of Public Safety

Wages/Salary: $26,139.00 - $48,361.00 Annually


The Bureau of Protective Services (BPS) is accepting applications for Certified Class LE1 Law Enforcement Officers and Non-Certified applicants. A high school diploma or GED. Must be a US citizen and at least 21 years of age. Must be able to perform all essential and marginal job functions of a BPS Officer. Must be a resident of South Carolina and have a valid South Carolina driver's license prior to the effective date of hire. Selected applicants will be required to submit to an extensive background check to include; credit check, criminal history, driver's record, history of drug use, a polygraph examination and take a urinalysis test to screen for illegal substances prior to appointment. The background investigation will consist of contacting ALL of your former employers, and at the due time your current employer. Please note that if you answer "NO" on the state application to the question asking "May we contact this employer?" this will not allow DPS to conduct a thorough background investigation and you will not move forward in the process. Candidates must meet of 20/20 vision standards OR no more than 20/100 corrected to 20/20. Candidates must also be capable of distinguishing, without corrections, three colors: green, yellow and red.

Job Description:

Patrol assigned areas to deter and/or detect violations. Maintain order and enforce state statutes and regulations. Exercise arrest powers and testify in court. Investigate disturbances. Complete reports and documents. Disseminate information in a timely manner. Maintain security of all properties as promulgated by statutes and regulations. Assist with order and proper discipline at the Chambers of the Legislature, Governor's mansion, State Capitol Complex and other state buildings and facilities. Provide protective services for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, their families and other state officials.

Rotating Shifts
Application Process:
Interested applicants apply online at