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Working Together to Serve the Community

The City of Charleston Police Department is committed to the principles of equal opportunity in employment and to maintaining a program and work environment that fulfills this commitment for employees. The City is also committed to maintaining an environment that is free from not only intentional discrimination, but also any practice that may have the effect of discriminating against individuals because of their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, or disability. 

This commitment is reflected in the Department's Mission Statement, Vision and Values. It is our desire for the Department to represent the community it serves and celebrates its diversity, recognizing that diversity enriches the workforce, enhances the Department's ability to serve its citizens, and reaffirms its commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

Recruitment Mission Statement

The Police Department is committed to ensuring a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse community it serves. Through innovative and traditional recruitment efforts, the Police Department will continue to educate Citizens about Rewarding Career opportunities while promoting the contributions of diversity within the workplace.