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Education: A High School Diploma or equivalent.
All applicants who are employed must complete a Basic Police Officer Academy Class (Salary is received during training.). Normally the class is held at the West Virginia State Police Academy, Institute, WV. It is approximately 15 weeks in length. After completing the academy training the officer attends Orientation Training and is placed in the Field Training Program.
Written Exam: The Charleston Police Department Civil Service Commission conducts a written examination. The Written Examination will be given first in the employment process with each applicant required to pass a minimum standard on this examination prior to going to the next step and performing the Physical Ability Test. The written exam evaluates such factors as aptitude, job knowledge and other related factors to determine the relative fitness for the position. Applicants are placed on a Civil Service List ranked in the order of the test scores and credit for military service. The Written Examination will consist of the following topics:
Physical Ability Test: The Charleston Police Department Civil Service Commission conducts a physical ability examination for applicants. The ability test consists of total push ups within one minute; total bent-leg sit-ups within one minute; and a 1.5 mile run.
The Charleston Police Department Civil Service Commission requires applicants to be able to do at least 18 push-ups within 1 minute
The Charleston Police Department Civil Service Commission requires applicants to be able to do at least 28 sit-ups within 1 minute
The Charleston Police Department Civil Service Commission requires applicants to be able to run 1.5 miles in at least 14 minutes and 36 seconds.
Additional Testing: After applicant has been placed on the Civil Service List they are subject to the following: Background Investigation with oral interview and fingerprint check; Driver Record check; Criminal history check; Employment history; Neighborhood check; Polygraph exam; Psychological screening; Physical and Medical exam.
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