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WV State Trooper Job Description

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Physical Fitness Standards

Medical Guidelines

Employee Benefits

Testing Dates

Thursday, December 3, 2020 – Academy

135 Academy Drive, Dunbar, West Virginia 25064

Friday, December 4, 2020 – Morgantown

3453 Monongahela Blvd., Morgantown, West Virginia

Saturday, December 5, 2020 – Academy

135 Academy Drive, Dunbar, West Virginia 25064

Test Day Infomration 


Registration begins at 8:00 am. Testing will begin at 9:00 am. You must have a state issued photo I.D. 

Applicants will be checked in by a Trooper in the parking lot and will remain in their vehicle until directed to the test site.

The following itinerary will be followed on these dates:

Registration (8:00am – 9:00am)
Written Test (9:00am)
Oral Interview
BREAK – during this break applicants will change from Interview attire to PT attire
Physical Fitness Test (push ups, sit ups, 1.5 mile run)
Suitability Test

The Written Examination must be passed to proceed to the other tests. Applications must participate in the Physical Fitness Test, but if they do not pass they will have an opportunity to pass later in the testing process. Applicants will take an online Suitability Test and will be free to leave once it is completed. 

Due to the pandemic, applicants must bring and wear face coverings at all times, except during the Physical Fitness Test. Testing groups will be limited to approximately 25 applicants per group.

Please read the below instructions in their entirety as you will need several pieces of information to complete the application.

Please have the following ready before starting the online application.
  • Social Security Number
  • Driver's License Number
  • Basic Military Service Information

You are reminded that you must meet the following requirements:

  • Are between 21 and 39 years of Age or will be 21 years of age by the projected employment date: January 25, 2021
  • Graduated from High School or have GED
  • Are legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Have held a valid driver's license for the last two years
  • Have not been convicted of Domestic Violence
  • Have no Felony Convictions
  • Do not use illegal drugs
  • Have not been convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

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 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.

Contact Information

Human Resources
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

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