Application Process

Thank you for considering our department.

    The Parkersburg Police Department is currently accepting applications and you do not need to be a resident of West Virginia to apply. Applications can be obtained at the police department and hand written or downloaded from our website. Applications should be typed or clearly legible and emailed to, hand delivered to the police department or mailed to;



Parkersburg Police Department

One Government Square

Parkersburg, WV 26102



    To be considered for the position of Police Officer applicants must pass a civil service examination as well as a physical agility test. The police department recently tested and a new testing date is forthcoming. Please continue to check back for the upcoming testing cycle.


    Applicants must provide a government issued Photo ID in order to participate in the written examination and a completed Parkersburg Police Department Doctor’s Certification of Fitness in order to participate in the physical ability test. Under no circumstance will an applicant be permitted to participate in the physical agility test without signed prior approval from a medical professional.