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, morgantownwv.gov. 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, morgantownpd.com.