The Charleston County Sheriff's Office recognizes that making deputies available to private employers for security purposes provides an additional level of crime prevention, a reduction in calls for service and relationship development within our community. The Charleston County Sheriff's Office proudly serves the citizens, businesses, and organizations within Charleston County by providing professional law enforcement services at an affordable hourly rate.
The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office works thousands of hours of extra duty each year. Some of the jobs are reoccurring and some of the jobs are single events. We use Extra Duty Solutions for the management and assignment of the extra duty program.
Over the past several months, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office has conducted extensive research regarding a fair and equitable rate. Based on the findings, we will be implementing an hourly rate increase for extra duty services. We will be implementing the increase on January 1, 2022. Please see the below for the hourly rates.
|Pay (per hour)||$30.00||$35.00||$45.00|
|Worker’s Comp Fee (7%)||$2.10||$2.45||$3.15|
|Admin Fee(10% or $3)||$3.00||$3.50||$4.50|
|Total per hour||$35.10||$40.95||$52.65|
Beginning January 1, 2022:
|Pay (per hour)||$40.00||$45.00||$55.00|
|Worker’s Comp Fee (7%)||$2.80||$3.15||$3.85|
|Admin Fee(10% or $3)||$4.00||$4.50||$5.50|
|Total per hour||$46.80||$52.65||$64.35|
|New Year's Day||Thanksgiving|
|Memorial Day||Christmas Eve|
|Labor Day||New Year's Eve|
Vehicle usage for patrols or vehicle escorts: $11/shift
Marine Vessel usage: $55/shift
Worker's Compensation coverage for each deputy is required. The employing company/individual will be charged 7% of the deputy pay for this coverage. This fee will be included in the total payment.
The Operations Bureau Commander or his designee, when necessary, will determine the number of sworn personnel required for the assignment.
The Sheriff or his designee reserves the right to assign supervisory responsibilities to smaller details if necessary.
Employees are not permitted to engage in employment with an establishment holding an "on premises" ABC license unless the principal business is the provision of lodging and/or the service of food and not entertainment unless otherwise approved by the Operations Bureau Commander or his designee.
Off-duty employment is voluntary and is done on the deputy's time off from the department.
The off-duty employer has the option of requesting a specific deputy sheriff.
The Operations Bureau Commander or designee may solicit any sworn member to fulfill available positions.
To cancel an off duty request, a minimum of 24 hours notice must be given to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office through the Extra Duty Solutions Company, otherwise the employer will be responsible for the fees associated with a minimum four hour contract. To cancel, please call Extra Duty Solutions at 843-628-5479.
If a deputy scheduled to work an off-duty assignment does not report for the assignment, the employer should notify Extra Duty Solutions at 843-628-5479.
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