Hanahan Police Application

The Hanahan Police Department Application process is handled through the Department itself and then moves on to Human Resources for any hiring process’s. The Hanahan Police Department requires you complete the attached PDF application, in it’s entirety and then use the form below to submit the Application to the hiring Lieutenant.

Minimal Standards to Apply

(Non-Sworn Exceptions Noted in Red)

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED (College Degree Preferred)
  • Must be at least 21 years of age (18 years of age for non-sworn)
  • Possess a valid South Carolina Driver’s License
  • Have not committed or been convicted of any felony or serious
  • misdemeanor (Some exceptions for non-sworn personnel is
  • possible)
  • Have not been convicted of driving under the influence the past 10
  • years
  • Be in good physical health
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have an Honorable Military Discharge, if applicable

Selection Process

  • Complete Hanahan Police Employment Application
  • Entry-level testing (spelling, general knowledge and specialized
  • Evaluation of Testing Requirements and Standards (Review of Scores and etc.)
  • Job related physical ability test (Not required for non-sworn personnel)
  • Initial structured interview with Hiring Committee
  • Extensive background investigation
  • Possible Follow-up Interview
  • Possible Conditional Offer Briefing with the Chief of Police
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological examination
  • Complete medical examination (Not required for non-sworn personnel)
  • Complete drug screening
  • Final interview with Chief of Police and offer to hire

If a candidate is selected as a sworn officer and not certified as a law enforcement officer in South Carolina, the candidate will be required to attend the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia, South Carolina for basic training. Successful completion is mandatory and officer candidates are paid their normal salary while attending. Out of state certified candidates may only be required to attend the legal portion of the training.

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