YORK, SC - Beginning in August, the first Monday of every month, the York County Sheriff’s Office will hold written testing for anyone wishing to apply to become a Deputy.  This is open testing only. Taking the written test does not mean the Sheriff’s Office has current openings or you will be selected for future employment.  This is in essence a first step to allow candidates ample opportunities to come in and complete the written testing section.


Testing will begin promptly at 8:00am. Those arriving late will be asked to come in next month.


The written test will consist of the following:


     1. Multiple choice test that includes math, language skills, and reading comprehension. This is a timed test.
     2. Multiple Choice Test:  The test is based off common law enforcement terminology and laws.
     3. 100 word Spelling Test:  The test is 100 law enforcement words.


Applicant must be able to pass the written tests by a minimum score of 70%.


The test will be held at the Law Enforcement Training Center located at 92 Stoneybrook Drive, York, SC 29745


The York County Sheriff's Office has an extensive employment process that ranges from the submission of the Pre-Testing Questionnaire, to thorough testing sessions, and a full background investigation, which will include a polygraph exam. Depending on position availability and given the fact the Sheriff’s Office takes pride in seeking out the best candidates to fill our openings, it is not uncommon for the selection process to take anywhere from three months to one year.


For more information on the selection process and minimum standards for Employment with the York County Sheriff’s Office click here or contact the Office of Professional standards at (803) 628-7634 or SHOtraining@yorkcountgov.com