Application Process

The information below relates to the position of applying for the position of Deputy Sheriff of Berkeley County.

Starting Salary Schedule:

  • $52,466 with No Experience
  • $54,187 upon graduation from the West Virginia State Police Academy
  • Up to $62,668 for West Virginia Pre-Certified Officers (based on years of service)

Minimum requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be between 18 and 45 years-old
  • Must possess High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be in excellent health (standard weight in proportion to height)
  • No criminal/police record
  • Must successfully pass all examinations administered by the Civil Service Commission
  • Must successfully pass a physical agility test comprised of the following challenges:
    • Sit-ups: 28 completed in one (1) minute
    • Push-ups: 18 completed in one (1) minute
    • Run: 1 ½ miles completed within 14:36 minutes/seconds
  • Must be willing to submit to additional examinations during hiring process, such as physiological evaluation and polygraph examination.
  • Must pass fitness standards for acceptance to the police academy.
  • Must successfully pass a medical examination.
  • Must attend and successfully complete all training as required.
  • Must be willing to accept duty assignments, which may include but are not limited to; K-9 Deputy, Judicial Security, School Resource Officer, and all other duties assigned by the Sheriff of Berkeley County.
  • A copy of additional requirements contained in the Local Rules of the Civil Service Commission is available from the Commission upon request.

Once hired, deputies may receive a take home vehicle, if, and ONLY IF, the individual resides within a 25-mile radius of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

Berkeley County government provides a comprehensive benefits package, which includes hospital and medical insurance, prescription drug coverage, life insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Berkeley County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Download the Berkeley County Deputy Sheriff’s Employment Application here.