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Police Dispatcher/Communicator Application Process

Police Dispatcher and Police 911 Dispatcher applicants must apply online. To apply for 911 Emergency Dispatcher or Police Dispatcher click on the link below for the online application. We require all applicants to complete the full application before being considered for any open position.

Once the proper personnel have approved the employment application, the candidate is notified by email of the time, date, and place to report for the entry-level computerized test battery. The Ceredo Police Department utilizes a computerized testing product called CritiCall. This test is administered at the Wayne County E911 center located in Wayne, WV. It will take approximately two hours to complete. 


Police Communications’ Staff Supervisor, at the direction of the Chief of Police, generally schedules interviews within two weeks of candidates successfully complete the CritiCall test.

The interview is approximately 30 minutes, however, candidates may be asked to complete a Pre-Investigative Questionnaire (PIQ) as part of the background process. Candidates should allow two to three hours to complete the PIQ.

Candidates continuing through the process will be:

  • Scheduled for an in-depth interview with a CPD background investigator, who contacts current and prior employers, relatives, references, and checks and verifies employment and credit history, driving record, moral character and other pertinent information.
  • Required to pass a polygraph examination as well as a fingerprint check through the FBI and Department of Justice.
  • Be required to pass a City medical examination

At the successful completion of all requirements, the candidate will receive an official decision by phone, postal mail and email and issue a hire date.

*These rules and requirements may change at anytime. Additional requirements may be added.