Formed in 1961, The West Virginia University Police Department is a proud and professional organization with a rich history of law enforcement excellence. With 56 state certified and sworn police officers, West Virginia University Police Department is among the 10 largest police organizations in the state. In 2012, WVUPD was declared a member of ICLEA which made their organization the only State Agency in Monongalia County to be Accredited. The West Virginia University Police Department is a full service, 24/7 police organization which serves the university community and the surrounding area. Along with a competitive salary, the West Virginia University Police Department offers a full benefits package including paid vacation and sick leave, medical/dental/vision/life insurances, retirement plan, longevity pay and tuition waivers for those wishing to continue their education.