Charleston WV Police Department
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Charleston, West Virginia Police Department

The Charleston Police Department consists of 162 sworn personnel and 21 civilian employees. Police service is provided to a community of over 50,000 residents with a coverage area of 33.3 square miles.

Citizens' Police Academy

The Charleston Police Department is now accepting applications for enrollment into the Department’s Citizens’ Police Academy.

How to apply

National Night Out

National Night Out (NNO), is a unique crime and prevention annual event on August 4, 2015.

Night Out

Have what it takes?

Law enforcement officer is one of the most honorable professions one can choose to be a part of.

Hiring Info

Protect and Serve

Our Goal is to make the City of Charleston a safer place to work and live in. We work in a collaborative effort with the citizens to meet those needs through programs such as Dare, Citizens Police Academy, Neighborhood Watch, and the Neighborhood Assistance Officer program. As well, we strive to make our streets and highways safer by participating in local, state and national level programs to combat impaired driving.
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