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Morgantown Police accepting applicants for June exam

The Morgantown Police Department is accepting applicants for the next civil service testing date, set for June 17.

To qualify for the position of entry-level police officer, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a United States citizen for at least three years.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Establish and maintain a permanent physical residence within one-hour driving time of the main station of the Morgantown Police Department, 300 Spruce St., Morgantown, and shall continue to maintain his/her permanent physical residence within the residency area for the entire period of his/her active employment with the Morgantown Police Department. This residency requirement must be achieved within 90 days of notification of permanent status.
  • Complete a physical agility test, written police skills test, vision test, background investigation, polygraph examination, drug testing, medical and psychological examinations, and a personal interview.

Benefits of working for the Morgantown Police Department include:

  • Parental leave
  • Pension plan
  • Life insurance
  • Annual step program
  • Premium pay for holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement plan
  • Down-payment assistance plan
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Employee assistance program
  • Ongoing opportunities for training
  • Uniform and equipment provided
  • Health, dental and vision coverage
  • Four weeks of paid time off in the first year of employment

The Police Civil Service Exam and physical agility test are held twice a year. Following the first set of tests in June, the next testing opportunity of the year is scheduled for Oct. 28.

To submit an application for a position with the Morgantown Police Department, visit the City of Morgantown’s website, An examination fee of $25 is due at the time of application, which can be paid online.

For information about employment within the Morgantown Police Department, visit the MPD website,