Employment Opportunities

South Charleston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at al​l levels of its workforce.

Probationary Police Officer

The South Charleston Police Department is Testing for the Position of Probationary Police Officer.

Applications can be picked up at the South Charleston Police Department
235 4th Ave, South Charleston
Monday-Friday 8 AM- 4:30 PM
Telephone: 304-744-6903 / FAX: 304-744-0331
or print the application

Mail, Fax or Hand Deliver Applications


TEST DATE: Saturday, March 25, 2017
LOCATION: South Charleston High School
Physical Agility test WILL BE SCHEDULED in the AM hours
Written Test will begin at 1:30 PM

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Physical Ability Examination
(Applicants must successfully pass a Pre-Employment Physical Ability Examination)

The following tests have been validated and demonstrate the ability to perform job related tasks necessary to carry out the essential functions of the position of a police officer.  The minimum passing scores for employment are as indicated:

SIT UPS   Designed to measure abdominal muscular endurance.

The score is the number of bent knee sit ups performed in one (1) minute.  The minimum standard for this test is
28 sit ups.

PUSH UPS  Designed to measure upper body muscular endurance and absolute strength.  The score is the
number of push-ups performed in one (1) minute.  The minimum standard for  this test is 18.

1.5 MILE RUN    Designed to measure cardiovascular capacity. T he score is in minutes and seconds.  The
minimum standard for this test is completion of the run in 14 minutes and 36 seconds.

Each test is graded as PASS or FAIL.  Acceptance is based upon successfully passing all (3) three measures.

NOTE: Applicants should bring appropriate gym clothing and tennis shows to participate in the physical ability examination.  They must also bring their current drivers license.