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Salary

Salary Effective July 2, 2021

Trainee / Officer

Uncertified

  • Starting Salary: $44,075 

Certified

SC Law Enforcement Class One officer with 3 or more years of consecutive service with the currently employed law enforcement agency.

  • Starting Salary: $46,125

Officer First Class

3 years as an Officer

  • Base Salary: $46,125

Lance Corporal

5 years as a SC Certified Class I Officer

  • Base Salary: $49,385

3 years as a Lance Corporal: $51,215

Master Officer

10 years as an Officer (5 SCDPS/5 SC Certified) 

  • Base Salary: $53,045

3 years as Master Officer: $55,697

5 years as Master Officer: $58,349