Employment

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**NO CURRENT OPENINGS - ALWAYS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE EMPLOYMENT**

 

For Employment Application

 www.simpsonville.com

City Hall 8:00am - 5:00pm

118 N.E. Main Street

Simpsonville, SC  29681

Fax 864-967-4714

 

A career with the Simpsonville Police Department is one that will provide you with experiences that are exciting, give a sense of self-confidence, provide the opportunity to help with the community, plus it provides ample opportunities for you to attend advanced training.   A part of the Simpsonville Police Department core values is Integrity.  We seek to employee personnel that strive to provide the highest level of services to our citizens.  As a police officer or communications specialist of the Simpsonville Police Department you are entrusted with a high level of authority and held to a high standard of integrity by the citizens of Simpsonville and of the other officers of the department.  In order to ensure we employ candidates that meet this high standard, the Simpsonville Police Department gives careful consideration to all parts of the employment process.

Application Process

Join the Simpsonville Police Department team now.  The Simpsonville Police Department seeks to employ candidates that truly believe in protecting and serving the citizens and community.  Previous Law Enforcement Experience is not required to apply.  Applications are available at City Hall located at 118 NE Main Street in Simpsonville or online.

Download Application

Download an SPD Recruitment Brochure

Click here to watch our Recruitment Video:   https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx1aGbltebtnYWVKQWp1SVgybkU/view

Salary & Benefits

Starting salary of $32,698
Deferred Compensation Plans such as 401K or 457
Health, Vision, Dental Plans (HRS / HSA Plans)
Basic Life Insurance and AD&D with Additional Life Insurance Plans for Employee, Spouse and Children
Long Term and Short Term Disability Options
AFLAC Options
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave
Education Tuition Reimbursement
Department provided equipment

Minimum Requirements

Must be a United States Citizen
Must be at least 21 year of age
Must have a high school diploma or GED
Must have a SC driver's license with a clean driving record
Must have a clear criminal history with no criminal convictions or pleas prior to conviction

Required Documents

Copy of birth certificate or naturalization papers (US citizenship is required for a sworn position
Copy of High School Diploma or GED, copy of highest college degree earned if applicable
Copy of Social Security Card
A certified driving record for any state that you have lived in within the past 5 years
For military personnel, a copy of the DD-214 form.
Any copies of certifications or licenses which so special qualifications.  If you are an out of state officer you will need to provide a copy of your out of state certification and a transcript or copy of the out of state training academy curriculum with total hours of training received.
Any application that is received without any of the previous documents will be considered incomplete and will not be processed until all documents are received.
The Simpsonville Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Simpsonville Police Department is an At-Will Employer.

Selection Process

Applicants must successfully complete the Police Officer Selection Test (POST).  Uncertified candidates must also complete the Police Officer Physical Agility Course.  This is a timed course that includes running, jumping, crawling, stair climb, 150 lb. bag drag and other obstacles.   Applicants that successfully complete the written test and physical agility test must complete the panel interview board. A Conditional Offer of Employment will be given after the interview board.

Post Conditional Offers selection steps include:

  • Polygraph
  • Criminal History Check
  • Reference Check
  • Credit Check
  • Psychological Examination
  • Physical Examination and Drug Screening

The Final Offer of Employment will be given by the Chief of Police at the conclusion of the process.

Post Employment Training

Uncertified recruits or officers that have over 3 year's separation from law enforcement employment must complete the South Carolina 12 weeks Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy.   Out of state officer transfers or previously in-state certified officers with a 1-3 year separation from law enforcement employment must complete at a minimum, the South Carolina 6 weeks Special Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy.  Current certified, in-state officers with no separation from law enforcement employment are not required to complete either of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Training Programs but are required to complete the Simpsonville Police Department Field Training Program.

This is a free study guide for our post employment test.

http://www.uscapitolpolice.gov/post_study_guide_09.pdf

More information on the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy can be found by visiting http://www.sccja.sc.gov

Inquires on Simpsonville Police Department Recruitment Program can be made to Lt. Mike Thomas (864) 967-9536 or email at recruiting@simpsonvillepd.com.

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