By Carra Higgins
The Beckley Police Department is accepting applications for police officers now through March 28 at 4:30 p.m.
Those who apply may take the City of Beckley’s Police Civil Service Commission’s entry level Probationary Police Officers test April 11 at 6 p.m. at the Beckley–Raleigh County Convention Center.
Applications to join the BPD are available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from the office of recorder-treasurer, located in the City Hall Municipal Building, 409 S. Kanawha St., Beckley, or downloaded at www.beckleypd.com under Police Officer Recruitment.
Applications must be received by the 4:30 p.m. March 28 deadline in order to take the Probationary Police Officers test.
Men and women from diverse backgrounds and disciplines are encouraged to apply. The minimum qualifications for a job under civil service are, 18 to 40 years old, high school diploma or GED, complete application, pass a written exam, pass polygraph and background, pass interview board, pass medical exam, drug screening, psychological and pass the physical agility test.
The Beckley Police Department is committed to having an agency as diverse as the community it serves and having a representative group of officers to provide the highest degree of professional law enforcement services in a community that is both growing and diverse.
The City of Beckley offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Anyone with questions may call 304-256-1710.