Find out more about current employment opportunities with the Kenova Police Department.

Please DO NOT call to inquire about test dates. When dates have been finalized, we will post them on this page, Facebook and local media outlets. At this time we hope to set new test dates for late summer 2018.

Salary & Benefits

BASIC SALARY:
negotiable

PAID OVERTIME
SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL
LONGEVITY PAY
VACATION:
2 weeks after 1 year
3 weeks after 5 years
4 weeks after 10 years 
5 weeks after 15 years 
6 weeks after 20 years

HOLIDAYS
SICK LEAVE
EMERGENCY LEAVE
HOSPITALIZATION
LIFE INSURANCE
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:
Vision and Prescription benefits
PENSION SYSTEM
JOB SECURITY UNDER STATE CIVIL SERVICE

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Civil Service Requirements

CITIZENSHIP:
Must be a citizen of the United States.

AGE:
Application must be filed between the ages of 18 and 40.

EDUCATION:
High School diploma or GED equivalent.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must comply with West Virginia State code.

The following performance levels are required to pass the Physical Ability Test (PAT).

  1. Sit-Ups: Twenty-eight (28) bent leg sit-ups completed in one (1) minute.
  2. Push-Ups: Eighteen (18) conventional straight leg push-ups in one (1) minute.
  3. One and one-half (1.5) mile run: Fourteen minutes and thirty six seconds (14:36) as the elapsed time to complete the run.

SELECTION PROCESS:
Must successfully complete the examination process.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Applications must be returned to City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, Located at 1501 Pine St. Kenova, WV 25530

Testing Process

PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST:
General physical agility testing to determine strength and mobility.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION:
Validated examination administered by the Kenova Police Civil Service Commission.

BACKGROUND EXAMINATIONS:
Thorough review of work record, academic achievements, criminal record, references, etc.

POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION: 
Review of the applicant’s background and involvement in criminal activity.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION:
Thorough physical examination by a physician.

PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING:
Battery of psychological examinations.

ORAL INTERVIEW: 
Personal interview with board of officers and community representatives.

Testing Resources

Testing resources – written exam

Police Officer written test study guide:
This resource is provided free by the company that composes our written exam for hiring.

Entry lever police officer practice exam:
This resource is provided for a fee at your election by the company that composes our written exam for hiring.

Additional test preparation resources are available at the Cabell County Public Library’s website. These resources are not required but would be available at each applicant’s discretion or desire.

  • Go to www.cabell.lib.wv.us
  • Click on “E-COURSES” at the top right area of the main page
  • In the middle of that page under “Learning Express” click on the “remote access” link
  • This will take you to the “learning express hub” (www.learningexpresshub.com). On this page you will see a search box labeled “find resources”.
  • In the search field, simply type and enter the word “police” and several e-books and practice exams can be found. There are many different fields of study available here, in both entry and advanced levels.
  • There are also other resources available there for other test prep, civil service tests, literacy, reading, etc. These programs are all free of charge, requiring only that the user create an account and log in.
  • These resources are not written to prepare for the Huntington Police entrance exam specifically, but rather are general police vocational materials designed to help with test taking skills and preparation.
  • The Cabell County Public Library also offers an adult literacy program for anyone needing assistance in this area, information on this program can be obtained from Megan Shoub at 304-528-5700. The library also offers computers with internet access during normal business hours should anyone need that resource to access the online information.

Contact

Sgt. A. Thompson
Training Coordinator
1501 Pine St.
Huntington WV, 25701
304-453-1281 Ext.0000

athompson@kenovapolice.com 

Application

Applications are now being accepted for testing later this summer. Test dates to be announced.

Click here to download an application.

Veterans preference will be awarded per WV Code 6-13-1..

It is the policy of The City Of Kenova to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, The City of Kenova will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.