Deputy Sheriff

Lancaster County Sheriff's Office - Lancaster, South Carolina

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$37,000.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$39,015.00 annual

Job Description

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is hiring qualified applicant's for Deputy Sheriff positions. Applicants must be within three months of their 21st birthday, have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. They also must posses a valid driver's license with less than three suspensions and no DUI's within the past five years. Qualified applicant's must be able to pass the criminal records check, written and physical exams, polygraph, background investigation and interviews. Applicant's are subject to drug and psych screening upon a conditional offer by the Sheriff. Upon receiving a deputy sheriff position, uncertified applicants must be able to pass the SCCJA prior to working as a deputy in a full capacity position. To apply online, go to or and complete the application under employment.

The Lancaster Co. Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information

Under supervision, patrols assigned areas of the County and responds to calls for service; enforces all federal and state laws, County and City ordinances relating to public safety and welfare. Works under stressful, high-risk conditions. Reports to Patrol Lieutenant.

Enforces all state laws, county and city ordinances relating to public safety and welfare; performs all duties in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, laws, regulations and standards of safety.

Serves warrants, summonses, subpoenas, civil and other official papers.

Assists with criminal investigations. Interviews witnesses, complainants and victims; gathers physical evidence and preserves it for court; provides case follow-up as needed.

Provides testimony and presents evidence in court as necessary.

Maintains certifications and training as mandated by the agency.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 years of age or older
  • Education: High school diploma or GED
  • Experience: None

Deputy Sheriff's operate on a career ladder in regards to salary; this takes into consideration furthered education and experience:

Uncertified, trainee: $37,000-39,220 (add 2% for Associate's Degree, 4% Bachelor's, 6% Master's)

Certified, less than 2 years experience: $39,015-42,136 (same additions as above for degrees)

Certified, 2-6 years experience: $40,055-44,217 (same additions as above for degrees)

*The career ladder continues, contact LCSO for further information.

Contact Informaton

Jessica Walker

Lancaster County Sheriff's Office
1941 Pageland Highway
Lancaster, South Carolina 29720
phone: (803) 313-2111

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