Putnam County Sheriff's - Deputy Sheriff

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Department Putnam County Sheriff's Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleDeputy Sheriff
Location Winfiled, WV

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Deputy Sheriff - The rank of Deputy is a civil service rank and shall be the entry level position within the Department for sworn members. This position will be recognized by a silver six-point star style badge or insignia and a lack of any rank insignia worn on his/her uniform.

Putnam county is just under 400 square miles, of mixed rural commercial and residential areas, with a population of approximately 60,000 people. We are a busy department, on average we handle approximately 100,000 calls for service yearly.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ages 18-45.
  • Valid drivers license.
  • Successful completion of physical agility test, written test, phycological exam, polygraph exam, medical exam, and background check.


Testing Requirements:

Applicants must score a minimum of 70% on the West Virginia Deputy Sheriff civil service exam, and successfully demonstrate the following minimum fitness standards;
Sit ups -28 in one minute
Push-ups - 18 in one minute
Mile and half run in 14 minutes and 36 seconds.


Certified officers/ post field training and academy $47,320.00

Hiring Process:

  • Civil service written exam
  • Physical fitness exam
  • Medical exam
  • Phycological exam
  • Polygraph
  • Background investigation
  • Interviews

Examples of work performed:

Conducts a variety of general law enforcement duties, including proactive preventative patrol, responding to 911 calls for service, traffic accident investigation; DUI detection and apprehension; criminal and domestic violence call response and investigation; the investigation of drug law violations and complaints; criminal warrants service and execution; criminal and civil process service; mental hygiene petition service; court bailiff duty; prisoner transports; issue citations and criminal complaints for arrest warrants; testify in court proceedings; work reviewed by a Corporal or higher rank through observation, analysis of written activity reports, evaluations, and/or periodic conferences; etc.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Successful Graduation from the West Virginia State Police Academy or like program approved by the WV LET; considerable knowledge of laws, regulations, ordinances, and policies; considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of effective law enforcement duties; the ability to complete assigned duties in a timely, effective, impartial, and independent manner; the ability to effectively communicate in writing and/or orally; have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, other employees, court officials, and members of other agencies or organizations; and have the ability to cope with physical, mental, and emotional stressors.

Desirable experience and education:

Considerable experience working in an environment where effective spoken and written communications and effective working relationships with the public is required; military experience; graduation from a community, and/or technical college with a degree in criminal justice; and/or any college degree.

Required licenses, certificates, and registrations:

Post-academy candidates will have current WV Law Enforcement Certification. Applicants are required to obtain a State of West Virginia Driver’s License by the time of appointment.

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Please direct questions regarding this position to sjividen@putnamwv.org

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