Greenville County
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Detention Center
Employment Opportunities
Heros Work Here Video

Take 1 minute to watch the video above and hear staff talk about pay, benefits service & pride.

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Great Benefits
Great Benefits Video

Pay, promotions, vacation time and schedule are “great”!

Highest Starting Salary  in the state:
$46,318 - $53,266  with as much as a 15%
raise related to education level.

Benefits Include:

   Yearly Salary Increase

   Group Health Insurance

   South Carolina Police Officer Retirement System

   Vacation Time

   Full Training, and Education Reimbursement

   Academy Certification In Just 1 Year


Our Staff
Community Outreach
Diverse backgrounds, educations, and cultures mix to create a great work environment!

The Detention Center is located in award winning downtown Greenville and offers a great place to work, play and raise a family! Heroes work here and we are looking for energetic, people-friendly applicants with High School diploma or GED, 18 years of age or older.

Degrees in Criminal Justice garner higher pay but are not a requirement. Our talented team of officers come from diverse previous professions offering a wide variety of experiences and knowledge.



Community Heros

“...We embody ‘at your service’.”

Within the first year you will have the opportunity to attend additional training to become a State Certified Detention Officer at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.

Your hard work and dedication will be rewarded! Unlike smaller agencies, opportunities for advancement are available. Becoming an officer provides opportunities to grow your career while you proudly serve your community.





Learn More About Our Pay Structure & Salary Range


View Detention Salaries Step Program




Minimum qualifications:
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A US citizen
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Clear FBI/SLED background check
  • Must be able to successfully complete pre-employment testing & health assessment
  • Must be available to work any assigned shifts

Applicants must provide a copy of the following with their application:
  • Birth Certificate
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Valid Driver's License
  • DD214 (if applicable)
  • Social Security Card
  • Listing of addresses for the past 4 years