Employment

We are excited to share information about our organization with you. We are a proud “Small Town” agency who prides our self on community policing.

The mission of the Ceredo Police Department is committing to excellence in law enforcement. We are very proud and committed to the people and the traditions of our city. Our primary responsibility is to protect life and property, prevent crime and reduce the fear of crime. We provide these services with honor, integrity, professionalism and compassion.

Benefits

COMPETITIVE SALARY
PAID OVERTIME
LONGEVITY PAY
VACATION:
2 weeks after 1 year
PAID HOLIDAYS
EMERGENCY LEAVE
COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH BENEFITS
PENSION SYSTEM
TAKE HOME VEHICLE
AND MORE

Basic Requirements

CITIZENSHIP:
Must be a citizen of the United States.

AGE:
Application must be filed between the ages of 18 and 40.

EDUCATION:
High School diploma or GED equivalent.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must comply with West Virginia State code.The following performance levels are required to pass the Physical Ability Test (PAT).

  1. Sit-Ups: Twenty-eight (28) bent leg sit-ups completed in one (1) minute.
  2. Push-Ups: Eighteen (18) conventional straight leg push-ups in one (1) minute.
  3. One and one-half (1.5) mile run: Fourteen minutes and thirty six seconds (14:36) as the elapsed time to complete the run.

SELECTION PROCESS:
Must successfully complete the examination process.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Applications must be returned to the Police Department in person.

TESTING PROCESS

PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST

 General physical agility testing to determine strength and mobility.

Physical Fitness Standards  Opens as PDF.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION

 Validated examination administered by the Chief of Police.

BACKGROUND EXAMINATIONS

 Thorough review of work record, academic achievements, criminal record, references, etc.

POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION

Review of the applicant’s background and involvement in criminal activity.

PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING

 Battery of psychological examinations.

ORAL INTERVIEW

Personal interview with the Chief of Police, Mayor, Council and community members.

It is the policy of The Town of Ceredo to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, The Town of Ceredo will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.