Police Academy Application


     

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS TO THE

    BASIC POLICE TRAINING PROGRAM

    Applications may be submitted at any time.

    West Virginia Legislative Rule §149-2-16 provides that an applicant may be denied admission to a basic entry-level training program for activities that may include, but not be limited to the following;

    • Willful falsification of any information submitted or relied upon to obtain certified status
    • Addiction to or unlawful sale, possession, or use of narcotics, drugs, or drug paraphernalia
    • Having admitted the commission of or been convicted of a felony or any crime involving dishonesty, unlawful sexual conduct, physical violence, or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or having been placed in or participated in any pretrial diversion or equivalent program for the same
    • An inability to lawfully carry a firearm under state and/or federal statute
    • Any conduct or a pattern of conduct unbecoming to a law enforcement officer or law enforcement official or activities that would tend to disrupt, diminish, or otherwise jeopardize public trust and fidelity in law enforcement

    Upon receipt, Police Academy staff will review all applications for admission into the Basic Police Training Program. Applicants who meet the preliminary requirements for admission shall be provisionally admitted to the program. Final admission into the program is a selective process requiring the successful completion of several different steps as mandated by WV Legislative Rule §149-2-16 “Law Enforcement Training and Certification Standards.” Students provisionally admitted into the program will receive information from Academy staff regarding completion of the following steps in the selection process:

    • Formal interview with a selection committee
    • Satisfactory completion of a Physical Fitness Test (for more information click here)
    • Comprehensive background investigation
    • Polygraph exam
    • Psychological examination
    • Medical examination including drug screen

    Students satisfactorily completing the selection process will be formally admitted to the program. The Basic Police Training Program is normally offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. Students will be scheduled for the next available course following completion of all steps required in the selection process.

    Applicant Information
    Mailing Address
    Mailing Address
    Birthdate:
    Birthdate:
    Are you a US Citizen?
    Are you a US Citizen?
    Have you ever been convicted of a serious misdemeanor or felony?
    Have you ever been convicted of a serious misdemeanor or felony?
    Which Program are you applying for?
    Which Program are you applying for?
    Which term are you applying for?
    Which term are you applying for?
    Educational Background
    Are you a current Fairmont State University student?
    Are you a current Fairmont State University student?
    Attendance Dates:
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    Attendance Dates:
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    Attendance Dates:
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    Service
    Enlisted Dates:
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    By clicking the submit button, I certify that all statements in this application are complete and true. I understand that any false information may be grounds for denial of admission, nullification of transfer credit, or for dismissal. I authorize the University to use my name, image and/or voice (and recordings in which they appear) in any manner or media for University purposes, including but not limited to, social media, marketing and publicity purposes