Hanahan Police Careers

Employment with the Hanahan Police Department varies from sworn
and non-sworn personnel, especially during the selection process.
However, many of the minimum standards are the same.

Minimum Standards (Non-Sworn Exceptions Noted in Red)

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED (College Degree Preferred)
  • Must be at least 21 years of age (18 years of age for non-sworn)
  • Possess a valid South Carolina Driver’s License
  • Have not committed or been convicted of any felony or serious
    misdemeanor(Some exceptions for non-sworn personnel is
  • Have not been convicted of driving under the influence the past 10
  • Be in good physical health
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have an Honorable Military Discharge, if applicable

Selection Process (Non-Sworn Exceptions Noted in Red)

  • Complete Hanahan Police Employment Application
  • Entry-level testing (spelling, general knowledge and specialized
  • Evaluation of Testing Requirements and Standards (Review of Scores and etc.)
  • Job related physical ability test (Not required for non-sworn personnel)
  • Initial structured interview with Hiring Committee
  • Extensive background investigation
  • Possible Follow-up Interview
  • Possible Conditional Offer Briefing with the Chief of Police
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological examination
  • Complete medical examination (Not required for non-sworn personnel)
  • Complete drug screening
  • Final interview with Chief of Police and offer to hire

If a candidate is selected as a sworn officer and not certified as a law
enforcement officer in South Carolina, the candidate will be required to
attend the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia, South
Carolina for basic training. Successful completion is mandatory and officer candidates are paid their normal salary while attending. Out of
state certified candidates may only be required to attend the legal
portion of the training.

Application Procedure

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  • Print out form
  • Complete the application (incomplete applications will not be

Mail to the following address:

City of Hanahan
Human Resources
1255 Yeamans Hall Road
Hanahan, South Carolina 29406-2744


Apply Online (new)

Now you can apply online through HanahanPolice.com.  It’s imperative you do not forget to include anything in your application packet, or your application will be denied.  You will receive an automated response from our Employment system upon receipt of the successful application submission.

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