Your Career In Law Enforcement


Interested in a challenging and rewarding occupation where you will have the opportunity each and every day to make a positive impact on a dynamic and growing community? If so, then the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is interested in you. 


The Sheriff's Office offers a wide variety of career opportunities, both in law enforcement and civilian support positions. The work can be rigorous, even potentially dangerous at times. But the rewards are enormous because you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to protect your community and the citizens of Cherokee County. We are extremely proud of our agency and the high standards of public service we provide and are continuously striving to recruit, train, and equip highly-qualified individuals to fill the positions in the Sheriff's Office. Do you have the ambition and dedication to join the team?


Not everyone can be a Deputy Sheriff. A Deputy is required to be physically fit, alert, and exercise good judgment, often with very little time to analyze available options. A Deputy must have a good command of verbal and written communication skills and remain calm during emergencies. The hours are sometimes long and the responsibilities are many. Men and women who enter this honorable profession do so from a strong desire to serve others and a commitment to protect innocent members of our society from criminals who prey upon them.


The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office offers many exciting law enforcement career opportunities. We have three law enforcement patrol districts throughout Cherokee County and a centrally-located Law Enforcement Center. In addition, the Sheriff's Office operates a variety of highly-trained specialized units, including SERT and K-9. If this sounds like an exciting way to spend the next 25 years of your life and you have the necessary skills and motivation, we challenge you to submit an application today.


Minimum Requirements for Employment


  • Be of good moral character
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED 
  • Must be at least 21 years of age (18 years of age for non-sworn)
  • Possess a valid South Carolina Driver's License and have a good driving record
  • Have not committed or been convicted of any felony or serious misdemeanor or crime of moral turpitude
  • Have not been convicted of driving under the influence the past 10 years
  • Be in good physical health
  • Have a satisfactory credit history
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have an Honorable Military Discharge, if applicable


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