What are the requirements to become a SSO?
SSOs must possess a security license from the State of South Carolina. Additionally, CCSD requires the following for SSOs:
- At least five (5) years of experience in a profession that provided the incumbent with advanced training and experience in skills necessary for the SSO position such as public safety, handgun proficiency, shoot/no shoot decision making, force protection, crisis response, and campus safety. This training shall have been above the minimum training required of armed security officers by the State of South Carolina. Examples of professions that may provide this experience include law enforcement, military, and/or corrections. Or,
- Any other combination of education, experience, and training as approved by CCSD Security and Emergency Management.
SSOs are interviewed and selected by administrators within the CCSD Office of Security and Emergency Management who are previous law enforcement supervisors.