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Sworn Officer Qualifications
Qualifications Include:
  • 21 years of age 
  • An associate degree (or 55 credit hours) or higher from an accredited college or university 
  • A current South Carolina driver's license 
  • No conviction of a felony or crime of moral turpitude
  • United States citizenship 

The selection process to become a police officer for the Mount Pleasant Police Department takes approximately 45 days from the formal application. The process includes a formal interview with the chief of police. 

A thorough background investigation will be conducted. This includes checks on criminal history, education verification, driving record, and credit history; a polygraph test; a psychological screening; and a review of personal and employment references. A medical examination and drug screening will be done following a conditional offer of employment. Applications are considered active for a period of one year. After one year, reapplication must be made, provided there have been no disqualifications.

More Information
If you have any questions regarding the selection process, contact the Office of Professional Standards at (843) 884-4176.