South Carolina Minimum Requirements Act (23-23-60)
Applicants must meet all qualifications for employment consideration:
PATROL OFFICER DUTIES
Certified Police Officers have the power and authority to arrest others, retain them in secure custody, search & seize individual person, places, house, and effects. An Officer is required to maintain order, control, prevent crime, assure citizen safety, protect personal freedoms, and provide service support to the entire community. Officers are required to engage in deductive reasoning when dealing with citizens and while seeking solutions to community problems. Officers will investigate and report community or citizens problems whenever possible to members of the command staff or their supervisor. Police Officers resolve crimes and citizens problems whenever possible. Officers will engage in directed and proactive patrol to reduce crimes and traffic crashes. Officers are to enforce the traffic laws by producing citations and directing the effected citizens to traffic court. Officers will investigate crime, traffic collisions, and unusual occurrences as required.
Officers must have hearing ability sufficient to hear radio transmissions, in person conversations and telephone conversations. Officers must be able to lift and move heavy objects/people in rescue activities. They must be able to physically restrain arrestees and to chase on foot when making an arrest. Officers must have the ability to safely operate a vehicle both by day and night while observing for criminal activity. Officers must maintain weapons, equipment, and vehicle in functional and presentable condition. Officers are required to maintain proficiency in the use of firearms, and evasive action/driving skills. Officers must be able to withstand working outside in extreme weather conditions and be able to report to duty during state of emergency conditions.
Most successful applicants will complete the selection process within eight weeks from the time they apply.
This process has been set up to select the highest quality candidates available.
The steps in the selection process take approximately 5 to 8 weeks to complete and are as follows:
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Town of Bluffton is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of Race, Sex, Age, National Origin, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or Physical/Mental Disability (except where physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification). All terms and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, work assignment, availability of facilities, and privileges of employment are administered on the same basis of equality.