Individuals who accept employment with Charleston Police Department will take part in the agency’s 12-week Police Corps program. Police Corps is hosted at the department’s training facility, is held Monday through Friday, prepares cadets to be a leader within the organization, and to successfully complete the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA). Once Police Corps is complete, individuals are sworn-in as law enforcement professionals and then attend South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy’s 6-week program. During this time at SCCJA, officers reside on campus Monday through Friday. Please visit the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy website for more information.
Upon successful completion of SCCJA, officers take part in a 15-week training program with a Patrol Training Officer (PTO).