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Posted on: April 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Sheriff Tolson Hires First 19-year-old Detention Officers

Pictured Left to Right - Seth Shultz, Sheriff Kevin Tolson, Heather Culver

YORK COUNTY, SC – The first two 19-year-old detention officers for the York County Sheriff’s Office are sworn-in and currently in training for full duty. On March 28th, Sheriff Tolson welcomed and administered the oath of office to Detention Officers Seth Schultz and Heather Culver. Both Seth and Heather were previously employed as civilian booking clerks prior to transferring to the position of Detention Officer. Seth has been employed for 19 months and Heather has been employed for 8 months in the Detention Center.

In January, Sheriff Tolson lowered the age requirement from 21 to 19 for Detention Officers to allow more opportunities to fill vacancies at the York County detention center. This new age gives a two-year head start for those pursuing a law enforcement career.

“These new officers have already served this office with the highest levels of character, honesty, integrity and respect as booking clerks,” said Sheriff Tolson. “We’re now excited they want to further their law enforcement career as Detention Officers.”

Detention officer starting salary is $42,500. Once hired, officers receive paid training. To learn more visit or call a recruiter directly at (803) 818-6526.

Pictured Left to Right - Seth Shultz, Sheriff Kevin Tolson, Heather Culver

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