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Where South Carolina Law Enforcement is Defined

The South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy’s Certification and Compliance Unit interprets and enforces the South Carolina Law Enforcement Training Act and Regulations governing South Carolina certified officers which includes:

  •  issuance of law enforcement certifications;
  • employment tracking and monitoring the employment history (hires/separations) for 16000 plus South Carolina officers;
  • ensures an ongoing certification renewal process for South Carolina law enforcement officers.

 

This unit also tracks all law enforcement mandated training updating officer records with   

  • Mandatory Retraining Notifications (MRNs);
  • decertification processing;
  • training reviews for previously certified officers and officers transferring from other states;
  • certifies basic law enforcement students applying for GI Bill education benefits through the Department of Veteran Affairs;
  • issues certification letters to all law enforcement agencies hiring new officers;
  • follow-up/requesting separations on officers separating from agencies;
  • processes military extensions on certified officers called to active military duty;
  • processes request for official student transcripts for college credit;
  • processes subpoenas for court and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request;
  • processes pre-employment requests from law enforcement agencies hiring previously certified officers;
  •  and works closely with the Standards Unit to ensure that certification policies and guidelines are met for Reserve Officers.

 

Contact: Certification and Compliance Unit, (803) 896 - 7802