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Posted on: September 19, 2023

[ARCHIVED] The City of Fairmont opens police applications

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The City of Fairmont is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officers. The City Clerk’s Office will be accepting applications until Monday, October 23, 2023, at 12:00 p.m., noon. Once applications are received, this will allow applicants to take the written examination on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 6 p.m.

Once applications are submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, the applicant will have to take the Police Officer Civil Service Examination that deals with basic knowledge of the ability to observe and remember details, vocabulary, reading comprehension, ability to follow directions, ability to problem solve and use logic, and ability to use situational judgment. The successful applicants that pass the written exam will then have to complete and pass a physical agility exam whereas each applicant must do 28 sit-ups in one minute; 18 push-ups in one minute and run 1.5 miles in 14 minutes and 36 seconds or less. Once an applicant passes the written exam and physical agility, the applicant will then be ranked by their test score on a list of applicants eligible to proceed to other phases of the hiring process.

To obtain an application, contact the Fairmont Interim City Clerk at (304) 366-6212, ext. 340 or email the Interim Clerk, David Kirk, at

The benefit package for a new hire Police Officer has a starting salary of $45,207.00 with a salary of $50,173.00 after one year probation. Each Officer will earn two weeks’ vacation after the first year; 12–14 paid holidays per year; and six (6) personal days per year after the completion of the probationary period. Each Officer is offered PEIA health Insurance. The City of Fairmont offers a $10,000.00 additional monetary incentive for an active and valid West Virginia Law Enforcement Certification.

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