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K9

Officers seeking to become K-9 handlers are eligible for this position after completing two years of service as a patrol officer and may apply when a position becomes open.

Duties

K-9 handler candidates must demonstrate a good working understanding of the needs of a K-9 partner, must be willing to commit to keeping the K-9 fed and cared for, must demonstrate a high degree of dependability and responsibility, and complete the state-required certification course.

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
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Portrait of Austin Bittner

Officer Spotlight

Austin Bittner

Patrolman

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...