Announcements for employment with the department will be posted on this website as well as social media, in the local newspaper, colleges and universities, job boards, and job fairs.
Applications are accepted only when positions are advertised and open.
Applications can be obtained at the Charles Town Police Department, located at 661 South George Street, Charles Town, WV or downloaded here: CTPD ApplicationHiring Process and Qualifications
Applicants for all positions must complete and submit, prior to the advertised deadline, the following documents to the department:
- Complete the Charles Town Police Department Employment Application and Authorization for Release of Information
- Provide a copy of Birth Certificate (Note: applicants must be between 18 and 40 years old)
- Provide a copy of Valid Driver’s License
- Provide a copy of High School Diploma or GED with scores
- Provide a copy of Military DD-214 (if applicable)
- Provide a copy of College/University/Trade School/Technical School/Business School Transcripts and Diploma
- Provide a copy of Naturalization Certificate
- Provide a copy of Previous Law Enforcement Training/Certificates
All documents must be fully completed, signed, dated, and notarized (where applicable)
The Selection Process is expected to take approximately three to four months to complete. The process consists of the following steps:
Step 1 – Submit Application and provide the above listed documents
Step 2 – Pre-screening of Applications for basic requirements by Charles Town Police Department
Step 3 – Competitive Written Exam with a passing score of 70 or above. Qualified applicants may receive 5 additional Veteran Preference Points.
Step 4 – Physical agility screening test as set by the West Virginia State Police Academy. A physician’s certification will be required prior to participating in any physical testing and must be presented on the day of testing.
Step 5 – Background and Financial Investigation
Step 6 – Interview with Background Investigator
Step 7 – Polygraph Examination
Step 8 – Interview with the Police Civil Service Commission
Step 9 – Conditional Job Offer of Employment
Step 10 – Psychological Evaluation
Step 11 – Medical Examination
Step 12 – Formal Offer of Employment
Step 13 – Field Training Program
Step 14 – 16-week West Virginia State Police Academy basic officer training class; accelerated class for out-of-state certified officers.
Anyone not meeting the above requirements, as set by the Commission, will not be eligible.
Please refer to the Patrolman Job Description here for a description of the duties, responsibilities, requisite skills, educational level, and other minimum qualifications or requirements.
So that we may keep in contact with you during the process, please provide your complete street and mailing address, your work, home and cellular telephone numbers and your email address, if any.
The Charles Town Police Department is a Civil Service Department.
The City of Charles Town is an Equal Opportunity Employer.