Charleston WV Police Department
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Charleston, West Virginia Police Department

Our Goal is to make the City of Charleston a safer place to work and live in. We work in a collaborative effort with the citizens to meet those needs through programs such as the Citizens Police Academy, Neighborhood Watch, and the Neighborhood Assistance Officer program. As well, we strive to make our streets and highways safer by participating in local, state and national level programs to combat impaired driving.
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Protect and Serve

The Charleston Police Department consists of 162 sworn personnel and 21 civilian employees. Police service is provided to a community of over 50,000 residents with a coverage area of 33.3 square miles.

Citizens Police Academy

City Of Charleston Police Department Citizens Police Academy Senior Citizen Class March 20 - May 22, 2023 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Junior Police & Leadership Academy

CPD Junior Police and Leadership Academy will be held July 17-21, 2023

Download Application - Due by May 22, 2023

To make a Police Report click here

CPD Employment

Employment information and opportunities with the Charleston Police Department.

Please check your email once you complete the application for upcoming testing dates and further information concerning our hiring process! Good Luck!


Drug Take Back Program

The Charleston Police Department participates in a Drug Take Back Program to help keep unwanted/unused prescription drugs off the street.

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