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STEP 1: Before You Apply

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is currently accepting applications. Please read ALL instructions on this page carefully before applying.


Once you have read and agreed to the disqualifiers and residency requirements in the links above:

  1. Go to to submit your application and follow the steps below. (application will open in a separate window)
  2. Click on “Job Search and Apply Here” (you will need to set up an account with a username and password)
  3. Once you have created your account, check "Law Enforcement" under Categories.
  4. Enter "State Trooper" in the Keywords field and click "Apply Search"
  5. Click the "State Trooper" listing and click "Apply" on the job description page
  6. Please fill out all information on the application, and ensure you have a valid e-mail address included, as all correspondence will be done through e-mail.

CLICK HERE for STEP 2 of the application process


Troopers swearing in on graduation day.

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