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SCHP offers a wide variety of career opportunities in our Specialized Units.

Only the most highly qualified candidates are accepted in our agency. A career with the South Carolina Highway Patrol is not easy, but the rewards, both professional and personal, are extremely satisfying.


Advanced Civil Emergency Response Team (ACERT)
ACERT responds to civil emergencies using specialized training, tactics and equipment.

ACE Team

Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team (ACE TEAM)
The ACE Team works specifically to curtail trafficking and transportation of illegal drugs on South Carolina roadways and includes the K-9 Corps and motor, which assists in tracking drugs and the motorcycle unit.


Community Relations Officer (CRO)
The CRO is a uniformed trooper and a civilian staff member in regions around the state dedicated to educating the public and media about the Highway Patrol and highway safety.


Emergency Management Unit
The Emergency Management Unit monitors emergency traffic incidents and coordinates hurricane evacuation efforts.


Governor’s Security Detail
While working with the State Law Enforcement Division, the Governor's Security Detail provides protection for the South Carolina Governor and his or her family.


Insurance Enforcement Unit
The Insurance Enforcement Unit works closely with the Department of Motor Vehicles to identify and prohibit uninsured drivers on the highways.


Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT)
MAIT investigates complicated vehicle crashes, using state-of-the-art technology and analysis to reconstruct the scene.


Recruiting and Training
The Recruiting team is dedicated to finding professional and committed candidates to become SC Highway Patrol Officers.