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Posted on: December 13, 2022

[ARCHIVED] New starting salary for Deputies and Detention Officers

New Salary Graphic $45,000 for Deputies and $42,500 for Detention Officers

YORK COUNTY, SC - To stay competitive in the ever-increasing challenge of recruitment and retention of good police officers, Sheriff Kevin Tolson has increased the starting salaries for Deputies and Detention Officers. The new starting salary for a new Deputy at the York County Sheriff’s Office is $45,000 per year. This is an increase from $42,000. Detention officer starting salary is $42,500. The previous starting salary for a Detention Officer was $40,000.

Once hired, new deputies will receive paid training with the YCSO sworn officer readiness development (S.O.R.D.) program and the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. After successful completion of the police academy and the agency field training program, pay will increase 2.5%. After three years of service pay increases 5% more.

Detention officers also receive paid training, and pay will increase 2.5% after one year of service. Then after three years pay will increase another 2.5%.

Incentives for recruiting certified officers the state of South Carolina and based on experience and education, the starting salary can range from $47,250 to $67,870. 

“These increases will help us be more competitive with other counties in South Carolina,” said Sheriff Kevin Tolson. “We’re doing everything we can to recruit and retain good people to become great officers with the York County Sheriff’s Office.”

Those interested in careers with the York County Sheriff’s Office can contact our enforcement division recruiters at 803-628-6153 and detention recruiters at 803-818-6526. For more information about the hiring process 

New Salary Graphic $45,000 for Deputies and $42,500 for Detention Officers

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