City Of Charleston Police Officer
The Charleston Police Department offers many great incentives when considering joining our agency.
The City of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer who is committed to recruit, hire, promote or transfer employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, age, marital status, receipt of public assistance, or political affiliation, except that no person shall be employed who advocates or belongs to a group which advocates the violent overthrow of our government.
Officers of the Charleston Police Department are afforded many opportunities to develop their careers within a premier law enforcement organization. Along with the City’s college incentive program and the department’s in-service training, officers are able to compete for promotional positions. All promotions are based upon merit as determined by a competitive promotional process administered by the Personnel Department.The Charleston Police Department presently consists of approximately 456 sworn employees. The department maintains a police garage, weapons range, training facility, and weight room.