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When you join the University Police Department, you’re making an investment in your future and taking the first steps toward a rewarding career. We strive to enhance the quality of life on campus and keep our students, faculty, staff and community members safe.

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University Police Has Immediate Openings

Learn more about job requirements, the hiring process and job benefits.

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Job Requirements

Review the requirements needed to become a campus police officer, campus safety officer or dispatcher.

Requirements and Qualifications
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Hiring Process

Get complete details about the hiring process to know what to expect when taking the next step in your career.

Step-by-Step Hiring Process
Sgt. Brock Armstrong and Campus Safety Officers Steven Ciuni and Jaron Thomas work a LiveSafe tabling event

Offerings and Benefits

We strongly believe in work-life balance. Learn more about the benefits that WVU offers UPD employees.

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Want to go beyond in your career? Browse job openings on the WVU Careers website and apply today to become a member of our community-oriented police department.

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Learn About the Physical Agility Test

All campus police officers must pass physical agility testing prior to receiving a final offer.

University Police Physical Agility Test

Interested in applying to become a University Police Department officer? Learn more about taking and passing the required Physical Agility Test (PAT). Candidates must complete 28 sit-ups in one minute, 18 push-ups in one minute and a mile and a half run in 14 minutes and 36 seconds. Candidates who successfully complete all portions of the test may then proceed to the next step in the hiring process.

Team Testimonials

Hear from members of the University Police Department on why they love being a part of the team.

Ever since I started with UPD in 2008, I have always felt like I was part of an extended family. Everyone truly looks out for one another and is willing to help each other however they can. I also have always enjoyed working with the WVU community. I have met and made connections with many great people. I have always wanted to help people and help to make a difference in the community. The WVU Police Department provided me with that opportunity.

Lieutenant Jeff Wright poses in front of trees near the Police Station

Jeff Wright


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While working at UPD, I have come to love my job even more because of the people I work with and am surrounded by. They have all become a second family to me. Working in the Communications Office each day, I get to help people. Whether it be emergency maintenance calls like building unlocks or police calls, I am always given the opportunity to help. Every day is different, and you never know what is on the other end of the phone.

Communications Lead Amanda Bolyard

Amanda Bolyard

Communications Lead

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I like working for UPD because the people I work with are very friendly and care about each other. I also like working here because it’s a good learning experience. UPD is a very family-friendly environment.

CSO Steven Ciuni poses in front of trees near the Police Station

Steven Ciuni

Campus Safety Officer

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