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Posted on: July 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] New Starting Salaries for Deputies and Detention Officers

New Starting Salary 2023 Deputy $50,273 Detention Officer $45,599

YORK COUNTY, SC - Effective immediately the starting salary for a newly hired deputy at the York County Sheriff’s Office is $50,273 per year. This is an increase from $45,000. In addition, the starting salary for detention officers is now $45,599, an increase from $42,500. Once hired, new recruits, both Deputies and Detention Officers will receive paid training at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. The pay will increase by 2.5% upon successful completion of the police academy and agency field training program.

“I am extremely pleased with the increased starting salaries. I believe that by taking care of our officers they will be better able to serve and protect York County citizens," said Sheriff Kevin Tolson. “With the ever-increasing challenge of hiring and retaining skilled police officers, this increase will help us be competitive with surrounding jurisdictions and other larger cities in South Carolina.”

For a certified police officers in South Carolina, based on experience and training hours, the starting salary ranges from $50,273 to $61,108.

Multiple career openings are available at the York County Sheriff’s Office. To learn more about salaries and the application process, contact our recruiters Sgt. Anthony Bolin at 803-628-6153 or Sgt. Michael Hewitt 803-818-6526. Click -- Online application 

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