The City of Columbia, South Carolina


  • The City of Columbia, South Carolina
  • Columbia, SC
  • 4 hours ago


Job Description

This position performs general police duties to ensure the strict enforcement of state and local laws relating to public safety and welfare, performs related law enforcement work as required; serves as a liaison between departments; provides professional, courteous customer service at all times; and performs related duties as assigned.

This incumbent works according to set procedures under close supervision.


Serves as a liaison between departments;

Performs investigations;

Provides a variety of information to the public regarding department procedures, policies and methods;

Assists in entering, preparing and processing department records;

Maintains various lists and logs;

Compiles data for records and reports as requested;

Collects, receipts and accounts for various fees and fines received;

Performs other routine clerical work, including but not limited to copying documents, filing documents and retrieving files, sending and receiving faxes, entering and retrieving computer data, assembling materials, running errands, etc.

Receives and responds to inquiries and requests for assistance from other City departments, agencies, organizations, professionals and the public;

Enforces all federal and state laws and City ordinances relating to public safety and welfare; performs all duties in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, laws, regulations and standards of safety;

Assists with the service of warrants, summonses, subpoenas, civil and other official papers;

Assists with criminal investigations.

Assists in interviewing witnesses, complainants and victims; interrogating suspects; gathering physical evidence and preserving it for court; providing case follow-up as needed;

Administers first aid and assists EMTs at emergency scenes as necessary;

Performs routine service duties, including but not limited to providing escort service for the protection of persons and/or property, assisting stranded motorists, providing funeral escort, directing traffic, providing security and crowd control at special events, etc.

Prepares and submits detailed work records and reports;

Receives and responds to citizen inquiries, complaints and requests for assistance;

Participates in neighborhood and community relations programs; attends neighborhood meetings to enhance police/community relationships and to address safety and quality of life issues;

Attends periodic training sessions and attends seminars and meetings to keep abreast of current law enforcement trends; maintains required physical fitness and required level of proficiency in the use of firearms;

Works under stressful, high-risk conditions;

Remains on call 24 hours per day, seven days per week, for emergency response;

Performs general clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, sending and receiving faxes, answering the telephone, etc.

; and

Performs other related duties as assigned.


High school diploma or GED;

Two (2) years of relevant prior experience;

May be required to type 30 corrected wpm;

Valid South Carolina Class “D” Driver’s License;

Valid Class 1 Law Enforcement certification through the SC Criminal Justice Academy.


Skill in the use of Microsoft Office.


The work is considered medium-to-heavy in nature and involves walking, standing, running, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and lifting, pushing or pulling objects, and also involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a recurring basis and 50 to 100 pounds of force on an occasional basis.

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