State Trooper

Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: December 31, 2015

Organization: Department of Public Safety

City: Statewide, SC

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


A high school diploma or GED. Must be a US citizen and at least 21 years of age prior to attending the Criminal Justice Academy. Must be able to perform all essential and marginal job functions of a State Trooper. You must be a resident of South Carolina and have a valid South Carolina driver's license. If you are an out of state applicant, you 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 must attend and successfully complete the South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) Training Program. While in training you are required to live at the SC Criminal Justice Academy during the week and will not be permitted to stay on the weekends. Selected applicants are required to pass a pre-employment physical fitness test. You will also be required to participate in daily physical training. Once training is successfully completed and the candidate is offered a job, he/she may be required to relocate to a different county. All qualified applicants will be required to participate in an extensive background investigation to include; credit check, criminal history check, driving history, history of drug use, employer & reference check and a polygraph examination. The background investigation will consist of contacting your current and ALL of your former employers. Please note that if you answer "NO" on the state application to the questions asking "May we contact this employer?" this will not allow the SCHP to conduct a thorough background investigation and you will not move forward in the process. Once the background investigation stage has been completed, qualified candidates will undergo a medical screening which will consist of a TB and respiratory test, drug test and eye examination. 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:

Enforce all vehicle laws and other criminal laws. Patrol the highways of the state of South Carolina. Investigate collisions. Serve as a witness in criminal and civil courts. Maintain reports concerning enforcement activities. Provide information to public regarding vehicle laws. Responsible and accountable for handling public funds.

Rotating Shifts.
Application Process:
Interested applicants apply online at