Sheriff's department hosts informational session for potential deputies

Published: Mar. 5, 2015 at 11:21 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 15, 2015 at 10:21 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) - The Lexington County Sheriff's Department is hosting an informational session Thursday morning for people interested in becoming a sheriff's deputy or correctional officer.

The session is at 10 a.m. and includes a tour of facilities, question and answer session and an opportunity to submit a job application. It is at the Lexington County Law Enforcement Training Center, 521 Gibson Road in Lexington. The session will last until about 12:30 p.m.

Applicants for correctional officer must be at least 21 years old, have a high school diploma (or GED-equivalent), possess a clean criminal record, and must be a United States Citizen. Prior military experience is a plus for corrections officers, but not required.

To qualify as a patrol officer, applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a 4-year degree or already be certified as a law enforcement officer, possess a clean criminal record, and must be a United States Citizen.

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