The Greenville Police Department offers interesting and rewarding careers for Police Officers. The department offers excellent training, compensation and fringe benefits; including career development, and promotional opportunities. As an accredited agency, we are at the forefront in terms of services provided to and by law enforcement.
Probationary police officers receive a minimum of sixteen (16) weeks of field training followed by assignment to one of four platoons within the Patrol Division. Patrol officers are responsible for the prevention of crime, investigation of offenses, and apprehension of violators. The police officer must also respond to automobile accidents, crimes in progress and other emergency situations; and is required to exercise good judgment and initiative in handling both routine and complex problems. The city is divided into fourteen patrol districts. Patrol Officers are reassigned every year to one of the fourteen patrol districts.
Currently 187 full-time Sworn Officers assisted by Reserve Officers serve the City of Greenville. With a focus on community-oriented policing, our team utilizes both traditional and new methods of crime prevention and suppression. Community-oriented policing requires officers who can think long-term crime prevention, as well as enforce the laws of present. Employment at the Greenville Police Department requires the possession of a skill set to interact positively with the community in which you work in order to engage and enlist valuable support to our crime prevention and suppression efforts.
Please follow the links below to learn more about the lucrative benefits, rewarding opportunities, and requirements of being an LEO at the Greenville Police Department. Also check out the photo gallery for a visual cue as to the exciting and diverse roles experienced by officers at the Greenville Police Department. Minorities are encouraged to apply with the Greenville Police Department.
For police employment related inquires, contact Officer KZ Edwards at (252) 329-4102.