Natural Resources Police Officer

Applications will be accepted once a Physical Agility Test (PAT) date has been established. (See available PAT dates below) 
If no PAT dates have been established, fill out the applicant information here, enter your contact information on the form and you will be contacted once PAT dates have been set. 
Applicants must successfully pass the required physical agility test to proceed in the hiring process.

PAT Requirements

  • Upper Body Strength
    Must be able to complete 18 properly executed push-ups within one minute.
  • Aerobic Power (1.5 Mile Run)
    Must be able to complete the 1.5 mile run within 14 minutes, 36 seconds.
  • Muscular Endurance
    Must be able to complete 28 properly executed sit-ups within one minute.
  • Swimming Test
    Must be able to swim 37 ½ yards fully clothed. Candidates should bring long pants and a shirt for the fully clothed swimming test and a change of clothing for the running test.

Following the four PAT testing dates listed below, the DOP written exam will be administered at the WVDNR Headquarters, 324 4th Avenue, South Charleston, 25303 on November 15, 2021. Written testing begins promptly at 10:00AM.

Applicants must also complete a psychological evaluation and meet the medical requirements as stated in the Law Enforcement Standards which are found at the link below before receiving an offer of employment.

PAT Testing

Walk-ons will be accepted.

South Charleston Community Center
601 Jefferson Road
South Charleston, WV 25309
October 16, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Beckley YMCA
121 E Main St,
Beckley, WV 25801
October 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Aquatic Center at Mylan Park
1847 Fitness Way
Morgantown, WV 26501
October 29, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Romney Wellness Center
68 Heritage Circle
Romney, WV 26757
November 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM

For more information on Physical Agility Testing, contact the Division of Natural Resources
Law Enforcement Section at (304) 558-2784.