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Morgantown Police Department

* Competitive Salary *Retirement Pension *Excellent Benefits Package *Shift Differential Accepting Applications until July 3, 2014

TESTING August 2, 2014

Call (304) 284-7434 to Register
Applications available in the Finance Office located at 389 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV 26505
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Morgantown Police Department

300 SPRUCE STREET MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA 26505 (304) 284-7522 The Morgantown Police Department is in the beginning stages of establishing a Civil Service Testing Center for the position of Police Officer. If you desire to become an Officer with the Morgantown Police Department you should prepare NOW! Candidates for the Position of Police Officer Must: Be at least 18 years of age but not older than 40 years of age Must have a valid drivers license Must be able to pass a Physical Agility Test o 27 push ups within one minute o 29 sit-ups within one minute o Complete 1.5 mile run within 14 minutes, 52 seconds o A sit and reach of 16 1/2 inches Must be able to pass a written Civil Service Exam Sit for oral interview by the Civil Service Commission

Successful Candidates will then be placed on the Civil Service Hiring List where they will undergo: Background investigation, which includes fingerprinting Driver record check Criminal history check Employment history Neighborhood check Polygraph examination Psychological screening Medical exams, which include a hearing and vision screening. Upon appointment to a position of Police Officer, Candidates will be required to attend the West Virginia State Police Academy and complete recruit training which lasts approximately 17 weeks. Officers of the Morgantown Police Department enjoy the following benefits: Starting salary of $17.82 an hour (effective July 1, 2011) Shift Differential Pay Longevity Pay Health Insurance Life Insurance Tuition Assistance Take Home vehicle for officers residing within the corporate city limits of Morgantown Uniforms Equipment

Patrol Officer works under the direct supervision of Patrol Supervisors under the general direction of the Police Captain and Chief of Police. The patrol officer participates in law enforcement efforts that include police patrol duties, crime prevention and investigation, emergency response, public assistance, protection of life and property. Essential Functions include but are not limited to: Detect and respond to law violations and hazards to public safety. Maintain high visibility and respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service. Prepare crime reports and various form. Complete follow up investigations by interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects. Testify in legal proceedings. Assist in the resolution of both civil and criminal disturbances. Maintain positive community relations through communication and interaction with citizens, businesses and members of the community. Work within department guidelines by being thoroughly familiar with policies, procedures, general orders, performance standards, ordinances and laws. Perform traffic law enforcement by enforcing laws governing the operation of motor vehicles. Assist disabled or stranded motorists. Investigate motor vehicle crashes and take appropriate enforcement action. Enforce parking regulations. Enforce other law or ordinances as directed.


The PCSC will administer exams for future vacancies on the Morgantown Police Department. REQUIREMENTS: Be at least 18 years old and not more than 40 years of age at time of application. Have a high school diploma or GED. Be a citizen of the U.S. Pay a $25.00 application fee. Establish and maintain a permanent residence within a 15 nautical mile radius of 300 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV. Successfully complete and pass various mandatory examinations. Veterans: preference points will be awarded per WV Code 6-13-1. Application may be obtained at the Finance Department, 389 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV 26505, for exam on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Completed Applications must be post marked & returned to City Clerk's Office, 389 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV 26505 by 5pm on Thursday, July 3, 2014. The $25.00 fee must be paid when picking up the application. If you have any questions please call (304) 284-7439. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


The City of Morgantown is the County seat of Monongalia County located along the Monongahela River and close to the Pennsylvania border in the north central part of West Virginia. Morgantown, a city of distinction, offers mountains of opportunity for business development and expansion. This is one of the major growth areas in the State. Morgantown continues to grow and develop in many areas including housing, manufacturing, research, and commercial sectors. Morgantown shows continued population growth for the last 20 years, and is located in one of the fastest growing counties in the State. Morgantown and Monongalia County have consistently seen some of the lowest unemployment rates in the state. Some of the major employers in the area include the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Mylan Pharmaceuticals, West Virginia University. Morgantown is the home to West Virginia University, the largest institution of higher education in the State with an annual enrollment of 28,898 students (Fall 2009); and is the medical, cultural, and commercial hub of the region. Daytime population estimates 70,000 in Morgantown.