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Parkersburg Police Department

February 6, 2024

The Parkersburg Police Department will be offering a Police Civil Service Exam for Entry Level Patrolman on Thursday, March 7, 2024.

We will again be offering tutoring classes to anyone interested in preparing for the written test. Tutoring will be offered 5:30 to 7:00 pm every Tuesday beginning 2/13/24 on the second floor of the Parkersburg Municipal Building.

A completed application must be turned in by March 6th at 4pm to be signed up for the written test.

If you have any questions contact Lt. Cox at 304-424-8565.

Ptlm test 3-7-24

February 5, 2024


The Parkersburg Police Department has been a CALEA Accredited Law Enforcement Agency since 2009. A portion of the CALEA Accreditation process is Public Comments. Specifically, "comments regarding an agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status." If you would like to provide your comments to CALEA regarding the Parkersburg Police Department on these issues follow this link

The period for Public Comments extends for 60 days beginning Monday, February 5 and ending Friday, April 5th, 2024.
To learn more about CALEA go to

"The Gold Standard in Public Safety
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations. The CALEA Accreditation program seals are reserved for use by those public safety agencies that have demonstrated compliance with CALEA Standards and have been awarded CALEA Accreditation by the Commission."


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