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The Greenville County Sheriff's Office recognizes that the hiring process is a key event in the operational effectiveness of any law enforcement agency. As a result, we are committed in our effort to actively recruit highly motivated, quality individuals for positions in law enforcement. As a Deputy Sheriff you will become part of a team, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for its citizens, known as one of the most professional and innovative law enforcement agencies in the southeast.

Hiring Process: Interested persons enter a highly competitive selection process.

  •      Apply on line 
  •      Oral interview board
  •      Rigorous background investigation
  •      Polygraph examination
  •      Medical exam
  •      Psychological testing
  •      Physical ability test
  •      Final Hiring Decision


(Non-Certified: Less than 1 year of experience with or without State certification)

SALARY: $ 16.58

A 4% raise in salary is awarded to candidates after successful completion of their introductory period.

DEPUTY II (Certified)

SALARY: $ 17.24

Pay Incentives: Deputy I & II

  • Experienced applicants will receive 1.25% for each year of qualified service
  • Bi-Lingual (Spanish) 5% over starting pay
  • Associate's Degree 5% over starting pay
  • Bachelor's Degree 10% over starting pay
  • Master's Degree 15% over starting pay

Note: Maximum of 15% incentive with a combination of Bachelor's Degree and Experience.  Maximum of 20% with a combination of Master's Degree and Bi-Lingual (Spanish).

South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy: Once employed as a police officer, you will attend the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia for 12 weeks. Certified officers from other states may qualify for a six-week cross over training at the academy. 

Overtime Pay: Any hours worked in excess of 80 hours (bi-weekly) is compensated at a rate of time and a half.

Holiday Pay: Any hours worked during one of the ten paid county holidays is compensated at a rate of time and a half.


  •      Free Standard Medical Health Insurance for employee with participation in clinical Health  Assessment.
  •      Vision Insurance
  •      Free Dental Insurance for employee
  •      Life Insurance (County provides $50,000 additional supplemental insurance can be purchased)
  •      State law enforcement retirement at 27 years service
  •      Annual leave accruement per pay period
  •      Sick leave accruement per pay period
  •      Workman's Compensation
  •      Up to $1,500 Tuition Reimbursement for continuing education per year
  •      Take home car program after successful completion of Field Training Program

 Applicants Must:

  1. Be of good moral character.
  2. At least 21 years of age.
  3. A SC resident when commissioned.
  4. A US citizen.
  5. Able to successfully complete a medical examination, physical abilities test, psychological assessment, drug screening, and background investigation.
  6. Able to successfully complete the required 12 week training program at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.
  7. Have a H.S. diploma or GED certificate.
  8. Have a valid SC driver's license.
  9. Have a good driving record.
  10. Have a clean criminal history.
  11. Have a satisfactory credit history.
  12. Have an honorable military discharge (if applicable).

Note: Applications will not be accepted for applicants who have experimented with illegal drugs within 2 years of the application date. 

For more information, contact:

Lt. Jim Burriss, Personnel/Recruitment Director
Administrative Services Division, Greenville County Sheriff's Office
4 McGee Street, Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 467-5307

Master Deputy Jason Cox    (864) 467-5585   Email: jacox@greenvillecounty.org


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