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Beckley Police Department
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Beckley, WV 25801

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The application period for the position of
Probationary Police Officer CLOSED October 16, 2015

Click here for the City of Beckley Residency Requirement Area Map and below links for process and application

Hiring ProcessHiring Process                                           
application     Application and Waiver 






Thank you for your interest in employment with the Beckley Police Department. This web page is intended to provide interested persons with information concerning employment with the Beckley Police Department and is subject to change as needed.


You need the minimum to qualify for a job under civil service once a position is open.

•     18-40 yrs of age 

•     High school or GED

•     Complete application

•     Pass a written exam: The Applicants are placed on a Civil Service List ranked in the order of the test scores and credit for military service.

•     Pass PT Test :

An applicant must attain a passing score on each event "Note Changes to PAT 09/08/2014"


Push-Ups/1 min.

Sit-Ups/1 min.

1.5 Mile run Minute/Seconds





•     Pass Polygraph and background

•     Pass interview board

•     Pass medical exam & Drug screening and psychological


Officer Base Salary and Benefits 

$35,950.00 July 1, 2015

After completion of one year $1,000.00 increase

$1,536.00 additional with a 4 year college degree

Vacation Leave ,accrue 80 hours first year

Sick Leave

Holidays, currently 12 "Legal Holidays"

Retirement, City of Beckley Policemen's Pension & Relief Fund 20/50

Educational assistance

Individual or Family Health, Vision and Dental Insurance

Life Insurance, $10,000 (no charge to employee)

Also, several other payroll deductible plans available to you as a City employee
Defferred Comp
Long term Disability Insurance
Supplemental Group Life Insurance
Credit Union

Beckley Police Officers are entrusted with responsibility to keep our city safe from crime. Therefore, a history of ethical and moral behavior is of the utmost importance. Your background will be looked at very closely. Candidates who have a history of unethical or immoral behavior will not be hired. You will be subjected to an intensive background evaluation, which will include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Your past behavior and the choices you have made must demonstrate positive traits that will support your candidacy for Police Officer and reflect favorably on your character.


  • You must have a history of lawful conduct.


  • You must possess high standards of honesty and integrity as demonstrated by your dealings with individuals and organizations. Falsifying, misrepresenting, or omitting information on any document during the selection process will be closely scrutinized.


  • You must respect the rights of all people and have an appreciation for diversity. A history of domestic violence, physical altercations, or discourteous, abusive, or violent treatment of others may indicate a lack of self-discipline, unwillingness or inability to cooperate, or a disregard for the rights of others.


  • You must have a history of making responsible choices regarding the use of drugs and alcohol.


  • Your employment, educational and military (if applicable) histories must demonstrate the motivation and success-orientation needed to succeed as a Police Officer.


  • Your financial and driving records must demonstrate responsible decisions and appropriate behavior.


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