The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a career seminar Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. in the department’s training center at 521 Gibson Road in Lexington.

“This event is designed for those hoping to start a career in corrections and law enforcement,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Attendees will have an opportunity to speak with our human resources professionals, participate in a question and answer session with correctional officers and patrol deputies, tour the detention center and submit an employment application.”

The position of correctional officer at the Lexington County Detention Center has a minimum starting salary of $34,642 annually. The position of patrol deputy has a minimum starting salary of $36,501 annually. The starting salary can be adjusted based on a qualified candidate’s experience in an applicable field, current certification in South Carolina and a college degree from an accredited institution.

Koon said qualified candidates for correctional officer and patrol deputy must be at least 21 and have a high school diploma or have successfully completed the General Education Development (GED) examination. Qualified candidates also must meet other minimum requirements for all positions at the Sheriff’s Department. Those minimum requirements can be reviewed on the department’s website at under the “Careers” link.

For more information about the career seminar, contact the department’s Human Resources Division at 803-785-2407.