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The South Carolina Highway Patrol has made exciting changes to its employment and training process. We are currently taking applications for the new process below. APPLY NOW!!! The new guidelines reduce the application processing time; consolidate portions of the training process; and offer ongoing opportunities throughout the year to begin training to become a trooper.

  • 8 to 12 week hiring process.
  • 4 Patrol training classes per year
  • Continuous hiring with new recruits beginning CJA basic every 3 weeks;
  • Shorter time from new hire to working in the field.
Uncertified:
  • 12-weeks SC Criminal Justice Academy (Basic Law Enforcement)
  • 4 weeks SCHP Advanced Training / Patrol Class
  • 8 weeks field training (With Field Training Officer)
Certified:
  • 4 weeks SCHP Advanced Training / Patrol Class
  • 8 weeks field training (With Field Training Officer)
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Updated Tattoo Policy
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