The City of Isle of Palms is an equal opportunity employer.
Official City of Isle of Palms Employment Application
All applicants for the position of Police Officer with the Isle of Palms Police Department should note the following Sworn Officer Qualifications:
- United States Citizenship
- 21 Years of Age
- A High School Diploma or GED
- A Current South Carolina Driver's License
- No Conviction of a Felony or Crime of Moral Turpitude
The selection process to become an employee of the City of Isle of Palms Police Department takes approximately forty-five (45) days from the close of the application process. The process includes: 1) a written test which assesses math, reading comprehension, spelling and grammar, 2) a physical agility test, 3) an oral interview panel, 4) a thorough background investigation to include criminal history, education verification, driving record and credit history, 5) a polygraph examination, 6) psychological testing, 7) a formal interview with the Chief of Police and 8) a medical examination to include drug screening.
Applications are considered active for a period of two years. After two years, re-application must be made, provided there have been no disqualifications.
If you have any questions regarding the selection process, contact the Office of Professional Standards at (843) 886-6522.
Additional information about the hiring and selection process for patrol positions is available at this link.