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Specialized Units

SC Highway Patrol Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

The South Carolina Highway Patrol offers a wide variety of career opportunities in our Specialized Units.

Only the most highly qualified candidates are accepted in our agency. A career with the South Carolina Highway Patrol is not easy, but the rewards, both professional and personal, are extremely satisfying.

Advanced Civil Emergency Response Team (ACERT)

ACERT responds to civil emergencies using specialized training, tactics and equipment.

Community Relations Officer (CRO)

The CRO is a uniformed trooper located in one of seven regions around the state, dedicated to educating the public and media about the Highway Patrol and highway safety.

Criminal Interdiction 

Criminal Interdiction's primary mission is focused on criminal interdiction to include fugitive apprehension, stolen vehicle recovery, weapon recovery and curtailing drug trafficking and human trafficking. Criminal Interdiction is supported by specialized K-9 teams.

Emergency Management Unit

The Emergency Management Unit monitors emergency traffic incidents and coordinates hurricane evacuation efforts.

Governor’s Security Detail

While working with the State Law Enforcement Division, the Governor's Security Detail provides protection for the South Carolina Governor and his or her family.

Insurance Enforcement Unit

The Insurance Enforcement Unit works closely with the Department of Motor Vehicles to identify and prohibit uninsured drivers on the highways.

Motor Unit

The Motor Unit’s primary responsibility is to supplement the Highway Patrol’s efforts in promoting traffic safety and reducing highway collisions in areas not ideally suited for conventional patrol vehicles. The Motor Unit also works special assignments including college football games and assisting with VIPs and other special events.

Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT)

MAIT investigates complicated vehicle crashes, using state-of-the-art technology and analysis to reconstruct the scene.


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