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The United States comprise a nation governed by laws created by the people, with each state government providing laws and regulations which are unique to its own citizens and institutions but supplemental to the United States Constitution.

It is the mission of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy to foster and uphold prescribed laws and regulations by providing mandated basic and advanced training to law enforcement personnel and maintaining a continuous certification process to ensure that only the most qualified persons are sanctioned by the state to enforce its laws.


CJA Featured Announcements

PAT Test Revisions

Please review the Physical Abilities Test Memo for changes effective October 1, 2018. 


Director Jackie Swindler recently spoke with WSPA Channel 7 News in a video interview about the shortage of officers in the State of South Carolina.

SC Law Enforcement Training Council Meeting

Agenda - July 25


Attention: SC Law Enforcement Agency Heads

Training Review Memo

PCS Forms Memo


New Interview & Interrogation Training Opportunity!

John E. Reid and Associates, Inc. is offering several Interview and Interrogation Training courses, available to all SC Law Enforcement Officers. Choose a location below to view further details.

Lexington, SC

North Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC


Master Training Catalog 2018 - 2019

The training catalog for the 2018 - 2019 year is now available!


The South Carolina Law Enforcement Training Council has created a new law enforcement classification. Please view the official memo regarding this addition.
Please visit our Training page for more information regarding certifications and training programs.


Please view the official memo regarding changes to registration process for admission to SCCJA.

Guest Instructors Needed!

2018 - 2019 Schedule

2017 - 2018 Schedule


SCCJA Graduations!

See the following links for Graduation dates and any special instructions.

Basic Law Enforcement

Basic Detention

Basic Telecommunications

Limited Duty


New Library Catalog Available Online!

Library Online Catalog

Contact for more information!



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