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 eleven (11) weeks of field training followed by assignment to one of four shifts within the Field Operations Bureau. Patrol officers are responsible for the prevention of crime, investigation of offenses, and apprehension of violators. The police officer must also respond to automobile crashes, crimes in progress and other emergency situations; and is required to exercise good judgment and initiative in handling both routine and complex problems.
Currently 190 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 a law enforcement officer at the Greenville Police Department. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the City of Greenville to provide within every department of the City equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin. Further, the City will provide equal employment opportunities to qualified persons having physical or mental disabilities. This policy extends to all areas of employment, including the hiring of new employees and any subsequent promotion, transfer, selection for training, wage and salary administration, and the application of the City's benefit program.
The City of Greenville provides reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities when appropriate. Persons with disabilities should notify Human Resources and request accommodations during the application and selection process, if necessary.