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Fast Facts for Police Patrol Officers in South Carolina

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Florence, Charleston and Columbia
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Spartanburg, Greenville and Anderson
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Columbia, Charleston and Greenville

Salaries for Police Patrol Officers in South Carolina

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Columbia, Charleston and Greenville

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  • BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement
  • BS in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation
  • AAS in Criminal Justice
  • Programs include Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, and more.
  • Advanced degrees in criminal justice help working professionals stay up to date on the latest law enforcement practices.
  • Some programs offer the opportunity for hands-on experience working on real criminal cases.
  • Flexible online and campus-based programs available.
Programs
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Available programs include B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Legal Studies, and A.S. in Paralegal Studies.
  • Accreditation for the Legal Studies and Paralegal Studies programs by the American Bar Association (ABA) at select campuses.
  • Criminal Justice and Legal Studies programs are available at many of the 11 campus locations across the United States.
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  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Criminal Justice
  • Offers associate and bachelor-level programs in Criminal Justice.
  • Program topics include criminal investigation processes and ethics, criminal law, juvenile justice and more.
  • A B.A.S. in Criminal Justice program is also available for students who already possess an A.A.S.
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person). The strong liberal arts foundation promotes an environment of open-minded investigation and debate and attends to developing students beyond their academic accomplishments, while maintaining high academic standards. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

Programs
  • Committed to excellence in education since 1916 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers more than 50 programs including criminal justice, technology, business, and more.
  • Its fully-accredited campuses offer day, evening, and online classes.
  • Provides tutoring at no additional charge to assist during stressful times.
  • Revises curriculum continually to keep pace with improvements in technology and the increasing needs of business and industry.
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North Charleston
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  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
  • Offers 24/7 online tech support, with a typical response time of 4 hours or less.
  • Has online help centers that offer assistance with writing, statistics, medical assisting, and more.
  • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
  • Researches trends for growing fields to tailor a more effective curriculum.
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  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career.  Whether you are pursing a degree for the first time, going back to school as an adult learner, or furthering your career with an advanced degree, our faculty and staff will partner with you to give your dreams direction.

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Asheville
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  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.

More South Carolina Police Patrol Officers Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Anderson
Masters
1,902
Columbia
Bachelor
2,641
Sumter
Associate
3,283
Columbia
Associate
387
Charleston
Masters
3,286
Charleston
Masters
3,300
Orangeburg
Masters
1,763
Hartsville
Bachelor
1,197
Denmark
Associate
1,571
Florence
Associate
3,956
Anderson
Associate
115
Greenville
Associate
14,300
Conway
Associate
5,800
Greenwood
Masters
2,408
Gaffney
Bachelor
3,389
West Columbia
Associate
10,706
Sumter
Bachelor
871
Cheraw
Associate
976
Orangeburg
Associate
2,399
Greenwood
Associate
4,880
Orangeburg
Doctorate
4,933
Central
Masters
2,445
Spartanburg
Associate
797
Beaufort
Associate
1,893
Pendleton
Associate
5,223
Charleston
Associate
12,076
Columbia
Doctorate & First Professional
27,272
Lancaster
Associate
1,502
Spartanburg
Masters
4,916
Denmark
Bachelor
587
Rock Hill
Associate
4,731

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Police Patrol Officers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for South Carolina. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Police Patrol Officers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Police Patrol Officers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Charleston 1920 $44,180
North Charleston 1920 $44,180
Columbia 2920 $40,840
Florence 520 $34,870
Greenville 1730 $37,590
Anderson 1730 $37,590
Mauldin 1730 $37,590
Hilton Head Island 430 $46,130
Bluffton 430 $46,130
Beaufort 430 $46,130
Spartanburg 690 $38,050
Sumter 180 $33,020

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