Charleston Police Department (South Carolina)
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www.charlestoncity.info Charleston, SC

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The Charleston Police Department is a good starting point, but not favorable to long term gain.

Police Supervisor (Current Employee)
Charleston, SC

ProsThe Charleston Police Department has a good reputation for building new officers and allowing them to go on to Federal law enforcement. The starting pay is competitive for the area, and there are several special units that are available for those that are interested, ie; dive, bomb, swat.

ConsThere is limited room for long term growth. The command staff (Lts and above) have been allowed to retire and then be rehired at their orginal ranks. There is no insentive for them to leave. As a result there are very few promotions past Sgt.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart observing your officers. They are so afraid of making minor mistakes and receiving harsh punishment that they are putting their lives at risk and failing to make decisions that might save their lives in a crisis sitation.

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    Golden Handcuffs

    Sergeant (Former Employee)
    Charleston, SC

    I worked at Charleston Police Department (South Carolina) full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: Overall not a bad place to work. You can do as much or as little as you want.… Cons: Management sometimes uncaring as to family life. You are… – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Low Morale

    Police Officer (Current Employee)
    Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Charleston Police Department (South Carolina) full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: Some of the reasons to work for CPD are competitive… Cons: Lack of support from above. Officers are investigated for EVERY complaint, regardless of merit. Officers have a monthly gas allowance, rewarding… Advice to Senior Management: Care about your Officers. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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