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 Become a West Virginia State Trooper


WV State Trooper Job Description

Cadet Training

Recruitment Team

West Virginia State Trooper Brochure

State Trooper Exam Sample Questions

West Virginia State Trooper Application

Physical Fitness Standards

Medical Guidelines

Employee Benefits

Minimum Qualifications

You must be at least 21 years of age and no more than 39 years of age prior to enlistment, and possess a high school diploma or GED. You must have a valid driver's license for two years prior to making application. Applicants may test at the age of 20 with the understanding that they will be 21 prior to the enlisted date.

Salary and Benefits

Cadet monthly salary during training is $2832.83 per month. Upon graduation from the WV State Police Academy monthly salary as a WV State Trooper is $3438.17 per month. Competitive benefits package including life and health insurance, retirement, paid holidays, paid vacations, veterans’ incentive and more.

Vacation and sick leave are accrued each month. Troopers participate in the State health insurance program and are covered by the Troopers retirement Plan B. Time and one-half is earned for hours worked over 40 each week and special overtime is available through a variety of programs. Uniforms, ordinance and other equipment are provided.

Other Information for Applicants

Contact Information

Personnel Section
West Virginia State Police
725 Jefferson Road
South Charleston, WV 25309

Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Phone Number: 304-746-2117 
Fax Number: 304-746-2105
Email: personnel@wvsp.gov

Directions to the Academy

The West Virginia State Police Academy located about 10 minutes west of Charleston, WV, near Institute, along Interstate 64. Take the Academy/Route 25 exit, proceed east on Route 25, approximately ¾ of a mile turn left on Academy Drive, then turn right at the top of the hill. The physical address is 135 Academy Drive, Dunbar, WV 25064.


West Virginia State Police Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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