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The CIU work involves participating in such activities as collecting, analyzing, identifying, and preserving physical evidence and instructing and assisting other department personnel in crime scene processing and evidence collection.


Detectives in the Morgantown Police Department are primarily responsible for the collection and analysis of physical evidence, conducting criminal investigations, and interviewing witnesses and suspects. Detectives are assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit and perform such duties as processing crime scenes and administrative work. Detectives are also responsible for preparing and maintaining evidence records, reports, interviews, and all manner of investigative work product as well as testifying in court. Detectives are required, if needed, to stand call on an “on-call” schedule and may be required to respond to crime scenes at any given time. Detective candidates should have knowledge of modern criminal investigative practices, standards, materials, techniques, and equipment associated with modern criminal investigations.

Minimum Qualifications: Must meet and maintain all requirements for the position as established by the City of Morgantown and State of West Virginia. Must have successfully completed probation and have no sustained internal investigations which resulted in disciplinary action within the past (6) months and an “Exceeds Standards” evaluation for the previous two (2) years.


  • Hazardous Duty Pay
  • Down Payment Assistance
  • Pension Plan
  • Uniform Provided & Equipment Tuition Reimbursement
  • Shift Differential
  • Health/Life Insurance
  • Longevity Pay
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (optional)
  • Paid Time Off

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Portrait of Alexandra Arthurs

Officer Spotlight

Alexandra Arthurs

Patrolman First Class

As police officers, we often interact with the public on their worst days. I like my job the most when I'm able to help improve someone's day and make it even the slightest bit better. You never know what kind of impact your words or attitu...