Becoming a police officer is more than a job or career; it is a calling. A call to serve, protect and ensure justice to all, regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic status. Law enforcement, while demanding, and often unpredictable, offers the opportunity to observe the depths of humanity and the strength of compassion.    

          To be a police officer is to walk alongside those fearful, suffering, and lost, and to be rewarded by the ability to offer them hope, comfort, and assurance. A police officer will proudly wear the badge earned, and abides by the oath they swore to uphold, with dignity and strength.

          In times of peril, a police officer runs towards the danger; giving the ultimate sacrifice of oneself to protect the lives of others. Law enforcement requires discipline, sound judgement, discernment and most of all, the desire to serve others over self. This creates a law enforcement family, bound by honor, knowledge, courage, and integrity. 

The Mount Pleasant Police Department is an equal opportunity employer. SOCIAL MEDIA ICONS

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  1. Hiring Requirements
  2. Hiring Process
  3. Training
  4. Pay & Benefits
  5. Disqualifiers
  6. Hours of Operation
  7. Contact Information
  8. Important Documents

To be considered for employment, all applicants must, at a minimum:

1. Be at least 21 years of age

2. Be a United States citizen

3. Have an associate degree (or 55 credit hours) or higher from an accredited university of college.

4. Have or be able to obtain a valid South Carolina driver's license

5. Have never been convicted of a felony or crime of moral turpitude

6. Have not defaulted on a government or student loan

The Mount Pleasant Police Department will also need from each candidate the following information:

1. Applicant’s Birth Certificate (photocopy)

2. Social Security Card (photocopy)

3. Driver's License (photocopy)

4. Certified driving record for all states in which the applicant was/is licensed

5. Highest college degree earned (photocopy)

6. High school diploma or transcript (photocopy)

7. An official transcript from the college from which the applicant graduated, sent directly to the Mount Pleasant Police Department.

8. If the applicant served in the U.S. Military for any period of time, DD-214 (Member 4 Copy listing Characterization of Service, Separation and Re-Enlistment Codes)

 (photocopy) or Discharge Certificate (photocopy).

9. Licenses or Certificate which show special qualifications or skills (photocopy). If the applicant is a certified law enforcement officer from outside South Carolina, 

a State Certificate and training academy curriculum with hours must be submitted (photocopy).