Become a West Virginia State Trooper
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WV State Trooper Job Description
West Virginia State Trooper Brochure
State Trooper Exam Sample Questions
Physical Fitness Standards
Cadet Class Tentative Start Date: Feburary 3, 2020
Online Application Now Available
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 tentative enlisted date of Feburary 3, 2020.
Salary and Benefits
$3210.33 per month ($38,524 annual); $3815.33 per month upon Academy graduation ($45,784 annual). 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
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
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