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        It does not matter if you are perspective police officer or certified with multiple areas of expertise. The Bishopville Police Department Support and Training division is ultimately accountable for ensuring each officer is up to date in his/her training and legal knowledge.

        The training officer is a South Carolina State Certified instructor who developes classes and teaches the necessary and mandated officer development classes as well as in-service recertification. The Training Division also hosts classes and invites outside agencies to attend. This leads to good community relations and networking between officers.
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Law Enforcement Training Begins Here

The South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy provides law enforcement training to the state of South Carolina. The Academy equips South Carolina's certified law enforcement and detention officers with essential knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to do their job. From police training to reserve to detention officer training, the Academy helps assure professional law enforcement training for all SC law enforcement officers.
The Academy provides standardized, uniform basic, advanced, and specialized law enforcement training. The Academy began providing SC police officer training in 1968. The Academy graduates more than 18 Basic Law Enforcement classes and 12 Basic Jail classes a year. All courses considered, the Academy annually graduates 23,000 students. Among the graduates are 911/Telecommunication operators, highway patrol officers, detention officers, and law enforcement officers.

Mission Statement

Violent crime, property crime, and other criminal activities challenge law enforcement agencies in South Carolina every day. Proven strategies, creative approaches, and thorough training help law enforcement agencies get criminals off the street. Thus the increasing importance of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy 's mission: To Train Criminal Justice Personnel By Providing Mandated Training And A Continuous Certification Process.
The above statement as posted on the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Website.