Deputy (Patrol)

  • Location IconLexington County, SC
  • Time IconFull Time
  • Salary Icon$46,933 - $53,977 DOQ

Job Purpose

Performs assigned duties of the position for the County and responds to calls for service; enforces all local, federal and state laws relating to public safety and welfare. Works under stressful, high-risk conditions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Enforces all local, federal and state laws relating to public safety and welfare; performs all duties in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, laws, regulations and standards of safety.
  • Performs routine patrol duties, including but not limited to patrolling assigned areas of the County, responding to emergency calls and/or public calls for assistance, maintaining order and public safety, apprehending and arresting law violators and criminal suspects, issuing traffic citations/summonses, transporting prisoners and mental patients.
  • Assists with criminal investigations. Interviews witnesses, complainants and victims; gathers physical evidence and preserves it for court; provides case follow-up as needed.
  • Prepares cases for prosecution; provides court testimony as necessary.
  • Participates in special operations as assigned.
  • Provides courtroom security as assigned.
  • Maintains assigned equipment and vehicles.
  • Participates in public relations efforts as necessary to maintain a cooperative and positive relationship between the Sheriff’s Office and the community.
  • Attends periodic training sessions; maintains required level of proficiency in the use of firearms.
  • Prepares various documents including incident reports, accident reports, investigative reports, pursuit reports, warrants, subpoenas, and case documentation.
  • Refers to policy and procedure manuals, codes, regulations, laws, maps, statutes, and training manuals.
  • Operates/uses a variety of police equipment, which may include a police vehicle, firearms, Datamaster, radar; operates various types of office equipment, machinery and tools in the performance of duties such as a computer, printer, adding machine, radio equipment, telephones, tape recorder, fax machine, copier.
  • Works overtime as necessary, including overtime in other duty areas, as well as the detention center.
  • Performs other similar duties as required.

Job Specifications and Qualifications


  • High School diploma or equivalent, with no experience required.

 Licensing and Certifications:

  • Valid South Carolina Driver’s License; and
  • Class I Law Enforcement Certification from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (already have or ability to achieve within 1 year of hire date)

Qualifications for Deputy (Patrol)
Must be 21 years old, or within 3 months of turning 21 years old to apply.
Must be a United States citizen.
Must be a South Carolina resident, or will move to SC upon hire.
Must have one (1) of the following:

  • Certified Class 1-LE from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, or
  • Certified law enforcement from another state, or
  • Military Police experience, or
  • 3 years or more military experience in any job duty, or
  • Associates degree or higher.

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements

  • Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects.
  • Positions in this class typically require talking, hearing, seeing, fingering, grasping, standing, walking, running, repetitive motions, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, climbing, balancing, pushing, pulling, and lifting. Positions in this class may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, odors, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, intense noises, gases, workspace restrictions, and vibrations

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.