Buckhannon Police Department seeks applications for entry-level police officer position


Notice is hereby given that the Police Civil Service Commission of the City of Buckhannon will receive applications for competitive examination for the eligibility list for entry-level police officer in the Police Department of the City of Buckhannon, subject to the following requirements.

  1. Applicants must at least 18 years of age and no older than 45 at time of application.
  2. Must have High School diploma or GED equivalent. (All transcripts required)
  3. Applicants will be subject to background check.
  4. Applicants must have a Valid West Virginia Driver License.
  5. Applicants must comply with all other laws, rules and regulations as prescribed in writing by the Code of the State of West Virginia and the Police Civil Service Commission of Buckhannon, West Virginia. Copies of the current written rules and regulations of said Commission are available for inspection by any member of the public at City Hall, 70 East Main Street, Buckhannon, WV during regular business hours.

A required physical agility test and written examination will be administered as part of the application process. The top three scores will be sent to city council for interview where a hiring decision may be made.

Candidates that are successfully hired will be subject to residency requirements, drug test, physical, psychological and polygraph examination.

All applications must be received by the Commission no later than 25 February, 2022 at City Hall or postmarked by midnight, addressed to the:
Police Civil Service Commission
70 E Main Street
Buckhannon, WV 26201

Application forms may be obtained from City Hall, 70 E Main St., or Buckhannon Police Department, Buckhannon WV 26201, or by calling 304-472-5723.

Randall Sanders, Clerk, Police Civil Service Commission

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