DCSO Employment

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The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity employer. We seek qualified applicants to fill vacancies. Please read this information before completing the application.


Application Process

Applicants must complete the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office Employment Application.

Note: All sections of the application must be completed and must include the position(s) for which you are applying.

The completed application and the signed/notarized waiver should then be mailed to:

Dorchester County Sheriff's Office
c/o Tanya Turley
212 Deming Way, Box #9
Summerville, SC 29483

Additional Required Documents:

Copies of the following items must also be included in the application package:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • High School Diploma or GED or Transcript and/or College Degree
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Most recent Credit Report
  • Certified copy of 10 year Driving Record.
  • Veterans should also include a copy of their DD-214

If the applicant has an out of state license, they must obtain a valid SC Driver's License prior to attending the SC Law Enforcement Academy.

If applicant has been licensed to drive out of state within the last five (5) years a certified driving record is required from that state.


Post Application Submission Process

Once contacted for employment applicants must successfully complete the below items before an employment offer will be made:

1. Oral interview board
2. Standardized comprehension test (Nelson-Denny)
3. Polygraph examination
4. Physical agility test (Reserve Deputy, Deputy Sheriff and Detention Officer)
5. Background Check
6. Final Interview