Sumter Police Department Salary and Benefits

Officers Without Prior Experience

Starting salary for officers with no experience: $39,100

Certified, Sworn Officers

Starting salary for certified, sworn officers is determined by the Chief of Police on a case by case basis, commensurate with experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are new officers required to pay for training at the SC Criminal Justice Academy?

No, all mandatory certification training is paid for by the department and you will receive salary and benefits while completing your certification.

What fringe benefits does Sumter Police Department offer?

As an employee of the City of Sumter, you will receive health/dental insurance benefits, paid vacation, and sick leave, 12 annual paid holidays, employer contribution to the state retirement system, cafeteria plan options including long and short-term disability, and optional Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.

Sworn officers with the Sumter Police Department are also eligible for officer incentives including home buyer assistance, tuition assistance, advanced training bonuses, and annual service appreciation drawings. For more information, please visit the careers page.

What is the SC Police Officer's Retirement System

SCPORS is a defined benefit retirement plan managed by the State of South Carolina for public safety employees. You may access additional information by visiting the state’s Public Employee Benefit Authority portal.