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Special Services

This position is a sworn member of the Morgantown Police Department selected to primarily assist with the downtown businesses, conducting frequent foot patrols and being highly visible as a general deterrent for any issues in the downtown business district.


This officer will also attend various public meetings, such as Morgantown City Council and Neighborhood Association meetings. Officers of the SSU must demonstrate a highly professional and people-oriented demeanor. They should be skilled in de-escalation and creating working relationships with a diverse group of people. The SSU Officer may be required to assist in a safety role for various special events such as marathons, parades, and outdoor events taking place within the city. Officers assigned to the SSU should have a very good working knowledge of the ordinances associated with permitting and conducting special events.


  • 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
Special Services
Special Services
Special Services
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Special Services

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Austin Bittner


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...