A state constable's job is to support S.C. law enforcement in times of emergency and/or crisis. Program training includes firearms, laws of arrest, searches and seizures, evidence, crisis intervention, human/community relations, and SLED policies and procedures affecting constables. The program and constable exam are administered by a Criminal Justice Academy Certified Law Enforcement Instructor.
A constable candidate must be a U.S. Citizen and apply to SLED (background search performed) for approval. If approved, the candidate must successfully complete a Basic State Constable training program and qualify with firearms. Yearly in-service training updates are required.
The Basic Training program is regulated by SLED and established by the SC Law Enforcement Training Council. SLED-approved uniforms and equipment must be purchased at the constable’s expense. Constables serve as volunteers and are uncompensated per state law. The SC CRJ Academy does not control any part of the constable program or tuition; they only provide the training manuals.
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Sample Program Plan and Costs
The class is 91 hours and covers all aspects of the responsibilities of being an S.C. Constable. Prior to registering, candidates must take an application to SLED and receive approval to take the training.
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SC State Constable Training Program: Basic Course
State constables are commissioned by SLED and support SC law enforcement in times of emergency and/or crisis. Prior to registering, candidates must take their application to SLED and receive approval to take the training. Must pass a comprehensive test and qualify with firearms. Yearly in-service training updates are required. Curriculum: firearms, laws of arrest, searches and seizures, evidence, crisis intervention, human/community relations, SLED policies and procedures affecting constables. Academy does not control any part of the constable program or tuition, only provides the training manuals. Offsite weekend sessions meet at the A. Lewis McCarty Firearms Training Center, 357 Landfill Lane, Lexington, SC 29073. See the materials list for required equipment.
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