Programs

The Irmo Police Department offers several programs. We invite you to explore the many programs and services we offer.

Fingerprinting Services

The Irmo Police Department offers fingerprinting services to residents who live within the corporate town limits of Irmo. New employees, certain occupations and concealed weapons permits require that you be fingerprinted for those respective applications.

We offer this service FREE OF CHARGE to town residents on Tuesdays from 9:00 to 10:00 AM  and 3:00 to 4:00 PM.

You must provide your own fingerprint cards.

Medication Disposal

The Irmo Police Department maintains a “med return” receptacle in the lobby of its police department.  This program allows citizens to return unwanted medications that may otherwise be diverted, abused or contaminate our water supply.  Feel free to bring unwanted medication to the Irmo Police Department for proper disposal.  The lobby is open Monday – Friday 8:30am through 5:00pm (excluding holidays) to drop off unwanted medications.

For more information please feel free to contact the Irmo Police Department at (803) 781-8088 or find additional information at www.medreturn.com

Property Checks

The Irmo Police Department is here even when you are away.  You can request extra patrols of your residence for up to 30 days by contacting our office.  Officers will come by and check your home daily to ensure your property is secure when you leave on vacation, business trips or any other prolonged absence.  If you need us to do a property check, please call (803)781-8088, submit a Property Check Request online or drop it off by the Irmo Police Department located at 1230 Columbia Avenue.

Project ChildSafe – Gun Lock Program

Project ChildSafe is a nationwide program dedicated to promoting safe firearms handling and storage practices among all firearms owners through the distribution of free gun locking devices.  The program is supported by a U.S. Department of Justice Grant, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and is a component of Project Safe Neighborhoods.  The Irmo Police Department is proud to be part of this program and will provide free gun locking devices during normal business hours (call for availability).

For more information on Project Childsafe, please check out this website:  www.projectchildsafe.org.

Servings Our Seniors

The Irmo Police Department has developed the Serving Our Seniors program to assist the seniors living in Town of Irmo.  We offer educational and various safety classes to our seniors.  The Irmo Police Department will routinely contact SOS members to check on their needs and to make sure they are safe during major storms and disasters.

If you or someone you know is interested in the SOS program please contact the Irmo Police Department at (803) 781-8088.  You can also complete the online form and submit it to our department.

Explorer Post Program

The Irmo Police Department’s Explorer Post is designed to give youth between the ages of 14-20 a working knowledge of police functions and a feeling of social awareness and responsibility, and at the same time, to stimulate interest in law enforcement practices and code of ethics.

Law Enforcement Exploring is a division of the Boy Scouts of America that gives youth a hands-on look at what a career is law enforcement is really like.

Explorers serve the community in various ways such as directing traffic at special events and crime prevention programs.  Once Explorers become eligible, they can participate in the ride-a-long program.  The program holds routine meetings to discuss business and upcoming events.  Participation in the Irmo police Department’s Law Enforcement Exploring Program is a great start to a career in law enforcement.

Reserve Officer

A volunteer sworn officer with full police powers when on duty and in proximate contact with a full-time officer. The following qualifications must be met to be considered for a position of police officer:

  • Minimum twenty-one (21) years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid S.C. Driver’s License

When a candidate is selected, they will be required to satisfy agency standards during a thorough background investigation. The background investigation may explore sensitive and confidential aspects of your life. Also, included in further processing will be an interview with the Chief of Police, medical examination, drug screening, credit history check, and a psychological examination. Candidates may be required to attend the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy to obtain a certification. Standard “Class 1” certifications include 12 weeks of training at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA). More information on the SCCJA can be found at www.sccja.gov.

Police Officer

The Irmo Police Department is dedicated to recruiting, selecting, and maintaining the highest caliber of police officers available for the Town of Irmo. We have established fair and impartial recruitment practices which do not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, religion, ethnic origin, or physical disability. These positive recruitment practices result in lower rates of personnel turnover, fewer disciplinary problems, higher morale, better community relations, and more efficient police services.

The Irmo Police Department welcomes your interest in a career as a police officer with the Town of Irmo. The following qualifications must be met to be considered for a position of police officer:

  • Minimum twenty-one (21) years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid S.C. Driver’s License

As vacancies arise, Employment Interview Board for prospective employees will be held. Employment Interview Boards are held on an “as needed” basis. When a candidate is selected for continuation in the selection process, candidates will be required to satisfy agency standards during a thorough background investigation. The background investigation may explore sensitive and confidential aspects of your life. Also, included in further processing will be an interview with the Chief of Police, medical examination, drug screening, credit history check, and a psychological examination. Candidates may be required to attend the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy to obtain a certification. Standard “Class 1” certifications include 12 weeks of training at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA). More information on the SCCJA can be found at www.sccja.gov.

If you are interested, please call (803)781-8088, stop by the Irmo Police Department located at 1230 Columbia Avenue or complete the Irmo Career Interest Form online to receive more information.