Irmo Police Department
The Irmo Police Department currently has 26 sworn and other civilian personnel working for the Town of Irmo. Administrative staff, Investigators, Patrol Officers, Code Enforcement, Victim’s Advocate and Reserve Officers all support the mission of the Irmo Police Department. The Town is unique in design and is located within both Lexington and Richland Counties. The Irmo Police Department provides 24/7 law enforcement assistance to anyone within the town limits of Irmo and can be reached at our office by calling the front desk at (803) 781-8088 or our dispatch center available 24/7 at (803) 785-2521.
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.
The mission of the Irmo Police Department is to enhance the quality of life within the Town of Irmo by working cooperatively with the public and within the framework of the United States Constitution to preserve the peace and provide for a safe environment for all persons. Essential to the success of this mission is being sensitive to the needs of the community, service to the community, interaction with its citizens, being community based problem solvers, adhering to high ethical standards of conduct and administering not only the letter of the law but the spirit of the law.
Integrity Professionalism Dependability
Meet the administration of the Irmo Police Department.
The Community Services Division is presently made up of three police officers including a Sergeant.
The Patrol Division is made up of 16 officers . There are 4 shifts led by a Sergeant. The Sergeants strive to insure proper patrol coverage within the town limits of Irmo 24/7.
CID is tasked with following up on leads in criminal cases. The Criminal Investigations Division is available to respond at any time, day or night, to scenes of any incident.
The Office of Professional Standard’s (OPS) purpose is to ensure that the honor and integrity of the Irmo Police Department is maintained.
Explore the many programs and services we offer including property checks, Explorer Program and medical disposal.