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Drug Task Force

The Task Force Detective is assigned to the Detective Unit and performs duties to include drug investigations, managing informants, assisting Detectives with investigations, and administrative work.

Duties

Officers assigned to the Drug Task Force are primarily responsible for the collection and analysis of physical evidence, conducting criminal investigations, interviewing witnesses and suspects. The Task Force Detective is also responsible for preparing and maintaining evidence records, reports, interviews, and all manner of investigative work product as well as testifying in court. Candidates must have two years of law enforcement experience. Candidates must have exhibited reasonably aggressive work habits indicating a desire and propensity for completion of criminal investigations. Candidates must be recommended by their supervisor as to the work abilities of the candidate and agree to a three-to-five-year commitment.

Benefits

  • Hazardous Duty Pay
  • Down Payment Assistance
  • Pension Plan
  • Uniform Provided & Equipment Tuition Reimbursement
  • Shift Differential
  • Health/Life Insurance
  • Longevity Pay
  • Sick Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (optional)
  • Vacation
Drug Task Force

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Austin Bittner

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I became a police officer because I am an extrovert and I love helping people everyday. I like to interact with the college students that attend WVU while I'm working. Police officers are mainly the ones who come to you when you are in need...