The Military College of South Carolina

Law Enforcement Officer I

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Work type: Full Time Permanent - Staff
Location: Charleston
Categories: Public Safety
Payscale: Band 4

Job Responsibilities:

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, invites applications for a full-time Law Enforcement Officer I in the Public Safety department. This role enforces laws, ordinances, regulations, and insures personnel and property are secured. When necessary, exercise independent judgment to make immediate decisions, respond to all campus emergencies, prepare police blotters, maintain equipment and facilities, secure keys, monies, evidence firearms. Monitors departmental radio/battery status. This individual supports the senior Public Safety official on campus. Assumes law enforcement and security responsibilities and makes judgments during potentially volatile law enforcement situations and resolves the problem. Maintains physical fitness level enabling continual law enforcement/performance of police duties; is subject to non-notice recall for special events and/or emergency; and will be required to stand for extended periods of time.  

The officer in this role is required to make on-the-spot evaluations and initiates corrective actions ensuring security of Citadel facilities, governmental/school property to include U.S. Government firearms and supplies. In addition, the Officer will be required to assist with criminal, accident, and incident investigations. Due to the nature of this position, the employee must maintain a high level of confidentiality and must maintain a close relationship with command staff of Public Safety. The position entails public contact work. The exercise of considerable initiative, independent judgment, and discretion and confidentiality while dealing with visitors, requests for information, and general public relations activities is paramount. The employee is expected to exercise initiative in keeping informed of all local, state and federal laws in addition to policies, rules, and regulations performing under minimal supervision.   


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Employee could possess either a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice or High School/GED diploma/certificate and knowledge supplemented by completion of formal courses in criminal justice.
  • Must have achieved certification through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy or an academy in another state.
  • Police experience required.
  • Applicant must be able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal format. Maintain Firearms qualification. Operate office computer and sophisticated alarms and equipment.
  • Must possess a current South Carolina Driver's License or if moving from another state, must obtain SC license within 30 days or residency. 
  • The officer must possess Leadership, motivational analytical, organizational and verbal/written communication skills. Willing to develop and support the creation of a positive department structure.
  • The inbound/outbound customer service experience is an automated environment. Basic knowledge of administrative functions to include basic keyboarding/and word processing/report writing/filing.   

Preferred Qualification:

  • Prior experience in policing academic environments.


Benefits of Working at The Citadel

  • Extensive Health Plans
  • Great Retirement Options
  • Tuition Waiver Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Discounts
  • Isle of Palms Beach Club
  • Swain Family Boat Center
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Read more about our benefits, on our HR website


About The Citadel College

The Citadel, also known as the Military College of South Carolina, is a public senior military college located in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has a rich history and educational reputation. With our current location on the banks of the Ashley River in downtown Charleston, you are close to great restaurants, shopping and much more.  Ranked #1 Public College in the South (U.S. News & World Report, 2022) for schools with up to a master’s degree, the opportunities are endless.

There are about 2,300 undergraduate students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Out of the Corps of Cadets, 1 out of 3 graduates earn a military commission. Students can choose from 31 Majors, 57 Minors, pre-health professions, and pre-law (a concentration in political science). The 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio guarantees students a quality education. Another 1,000 students attend the Graduate College, evening and online programs.



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