Elkins Testing for Police Officer Candidates Dec. 11

The Elkins Police Civil Service Commission will test for entry-level police officer candidates on December 11, 2021. On that date, the physical fitness test will be at 9 a.m., and a written (online) test will follow at 12:30 p.m. Candidates passing both the physical and written tests will sit for interviews on December 14, 2021, starting at 2 p.m.

After interviews are complete, successful applicants will be ranked by overall score on a list of candidates eligible for entry-level appointment to the department. There is currently one entry-level opening that could be filled from this list.

Applicants currently certified as West Virginia law enforcement officers are eligible for a $7,500 signing bonus, although they would join EPD as entry-level officers regardless of current rank.

For general information on how the civil-service hiring process works and to download the application packet, click here. You may also contact Executive Secretary Rachel Wickham (304.636.1414, ext. 1110) to request an application. Note that, for the first time, the written test will be online. You must make sure to follow the steps on the page titled “Deputy Sheriff Guide for Online Testing” in your application packet before submitting your application, or you will not be able to take the test and your application won’t be considered.

Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 45 on December 11, 2021. In order to test, your application must be received by 4 p.m. on December 7, 2021.

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