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Job Opportunities

The City of Travelers Rest now has an opening for the full time position of Police Officer.  Please see the information below regarding this position.  Applications will be accepted through March 16, 2020.


Position hours: 7 AM to 7 PM or 7 PM to 7 AM rotating shifts days and nights

Job duties

Works on rotating shifts performing security patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents; detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct. Works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action, being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance. Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and City laws and ordinances. Conducts patrol activities including directing traffic, investigation of reported or observed violations of law, and prepares reports. Patrols City streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic, prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations, and to otherwise serve and protect. Responds to emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc.; takes appropriate law enforcement action. Interrogates suspects, witnesses and drivers; preserves evidence; arrests violators; investigates and renders assistance at vehicular accidents; summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles. Conducts follow up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift; seeks out and questions victim, witnesses and suspects; develops leads and tips; searches scenes of crimes for clues; analyzes and evaluates evidence and arrests offenders; prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court proceedings. Investigates criminal law violations occurring within the City limits.



Must be 21 years or older at the time of employment; must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid South Carolina driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation; U.S. citizen; must be able to read and write the English language and have a High school diploma or equivalent. Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven years are not allowed and must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits.  Knowledge of or the ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations; ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors; ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions; ability to follow verbal and written instructions; ability to meet the special requirements listed below; ability to learn the City’s geography.  A successful graduate of the SC Criminal Justice Academy Basic Training or successful completion of State Basic Training Academy or Equivalency Test within one (1) year after employment.


Pay and Benefits: $38,000 – $51,300 ($17.40/hour to $23.48/hour) based upon experience (Benefits package includes state retirement and health, dental, vision, and life insurance options)


How to apply:  Applications are available at http://www.trpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/TRPD-Applicationsigned.pdf and at Travelers Rest City Hall, 125 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest, SC 29690. Submit completed and signed applications (resume optional) to Chief Benjamin Ford, Travelers Rest Police Department, 125 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest, SC 29690, or email to [email protected]


The City of Travelers Rest is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The city does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.


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