Become a Police Officer

The City of Fairmont is accepting applications for Police Officer.

       Requirements for Applicants:

1.  Must be between the age of 18 and 40 on the date of application;

2.  Must possess a valid driver’s license;

3.  Must have a high school diploma or GED;

4.  Must within one year of the date of appointment establish and maintain a permanent residence within the boundaries of Marion, Monongalia, Harrison or Taylor Counties.  

5.  Must successfully complete and pass various mandatory examinations.

Applications and informational packets may be obtained at the City of Fairmont, City Clerk’s Office, City/County Complex, 200 Jackson Street, Room 312, Fairmont, West Virginia, or downloaded online until 12:00 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018.  The last day to accept applications is 12:00 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2018.  The physical agility test and written examination will be given on Friday, February 9, 2018. 

Fairmont Police Department
The Fairmont Police Department is a 24-hour a day/7 days a week operating department. The department consists of 36 sworn civil service officers and 6 civilian support staff. All of the officers are members of the Fraternal Order of Police through FOP Lodge 69. All of our officers are certified through the State of West Virginia, which includes training through the Basic Academy classes at the West Virginia State Police Academy in Institute, West Virginia. The department answers a wide variety of calls for service, from parking complaints and barking dogs to domestic violence and homicide.
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