Civilian Employment

Thank you for considering our department. The Charleston Police Department is currently accepting applications. You do not need to be a South Carolina resident to apply. Before you apply please take time to review the requirements for submitting your application.

Do not submit an application without your required documents as outlined in the application instructions. Your application will be considered incomplete. If you are selected for an interview, a representative from the Personnel Department will contact you.

Background Questionnaire

If selected for an interview, you will need to bring your completed Background Questionnaire to the interview.


  • All civilian positions listed require a high school diploma at a minimum.
  • All qualified applicants must possess a clean criminal history, submit a 10 Year Driving history, and successfully complete the following:
    • Background investigation
    • Drug screening (Regarding Drug Screening, the standard for Civilian Applicants is no use of illegal drugs in the previous 12 months.)
    • Oral interview
    • Polygraph test
    • Psychological evaluation

      To  Apply, click here