Law Enforcement Careers
Join our force and become part of the fast-paced world of civil aviation safety and security.
Whether you are entering law enforcement for the first time or continuing your career aspirations, the aviation Authority Police Department, a division of the Department of Public Safety, may be the place for you. Protect and serve in an airport that welcomes more than 3.4 million people to Charleston and the surrounding region each year.
Are you up for the challenge?
Established in 1990, the Aviation Authority Police Department functions as an independent law enforcement agency whose mission is to ensure the safety of the traveling public. The department has general law enforcement authority and responsibility within Charleston County. All sworn personnel are South Carolina State Certified Class 1 Law Enforcement Officers, empowered to enforce South Carolina laws and the ordinances of the Charleston County Aviation Authority within the geographical boundaries of the airport district, principally Charleston International Airport, Charleston Executive Airport (JZI) on James Island, and Mount Pleasant Regional Airport (LRO).
It is the job of the Aviation Authority Police Department to investigate all reported crimes, respond to emergencies and calls for assistance within its jurisdiction and to support civilian aviation by enforcing federal regulations and state and local laws. In addition, the department provides a variety of services, including traffic control, accident investigation, emergency communications, patrol operations, airport security and dignitary protection.
Due to the unique and challenging environment of an airport, the department only recruits personnel with sound values and high moral standards.
The Aviation Authority Police Department offers exceptional benefits, ongoing educational opportunities, special training and equal opportunity employment practices. Applications are only accepted for announced, open positions.
Visit our Employment Opportunities
web page to complete a Job Interest Card
, which is kept on file for one year. You will be notified of any vacancies during that period, at which time you will be required to complete an online application.