Public Safety Employment

Apply to become one of Spartanburg's finest

The Spartanburg Police and Fire Departments are committed to providing high quality police and fire protection servicesStrong community partnerships, innovative programs and employee dedication are critical as we build a safer city. Our success requires that we employ the very best law enforcement and firefighting professionals. 

Our jurisdiction covers approximately 20 square miles of neighborhoods and businesses, and our number one priority is serving our city's citizens. Spartanburg's Police and Fire Departments are two of the most progressive and technologically advanced agencies of their kind in the region. We are a service driven organization, valuing positive partnerships and innovative thinking. 

If you think you have what it takes to join our team, check out some of our requirements below.


If you think you have what it takes to join our team, check out some of our requirements below.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen at least 21 years of age 
  • Must successfully complete an agility test 
  • Must pass a background investigation and polygraph exam
  • Must possess a valid South Carolina driver’s license or have ability to obtain one. 
  • Successful applicants will be subject to a medical examination and drug screen 
  • No felony convictions or convictions including violence or moral turpitude 
  • Military discharge status must be honorable. 
  • Must have a high school diploma, college degree preferred.
  • Basic computer literacy required
  • Any applicant who is presently employed by a law enforcement agency, correctional facility or fire department must have completed two (2) years service with current employer before his/her application will be considered. 

Download an Application

The completed application packet along with legible copies of all required forms may be dropped off or mailed in to the City of Spartanburg’s Human Resources Department.

Applications may be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the City of Spartanburg HR Department at 145 West Broad Street

Mail applications to:

City of Spartanburg HR Department
P. O. Box 1749
Spartanburg, SC 29304

Police Application Fire Application

The City of Spartanburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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