Lateral Hire

The Charleston Police Department is currently accepting applications for lateral hires, both in-state and out-of-state, who are interested in transitioning to our organization. 

 A lateral hire is considered someone who has one year of sworn law enforcement experience and a valid state law enforcement certification. 

 If offered employment, the lateral officer would take part in an expedited process to acquire his/her South Carolina law enforcement certification and a five-week training period with a Patrol Training Officer (PTO). 

 To apply, click here.

 To learn more about the lateral hire process, please contact