It’s always been within you.

The courage to stand up to injustice. The strength to overcome adversity. The commitment to get the job done. You’ve always had it within you.

It’s time to put it to work.

Becoming a Huntington Police Offer

The process to become a Huntington Police officer is not easy, but neither is the career of being a police officer. This series of exams and requirements are to ensure that you have what it takes to be a part of the Huntington Police Department.


Start by filling out an

View our Civil Service
Requirements before applying.


Next, prep for both of your exams.

You will need to prepare both mentally and physically.

Take Tests

Take physical and
written exams.

Learn more about the
testing process and how to be successful.


You’re almost eligible
to join the HPD!

You’ll be eligible to join the ranks if you pass both of your tests.

Our next Test Date is August 27, 2022


Physical Test 9:00 am
Huntington High School Football Stadium
(1 Highlander Way, Huntington, WV 25701)

Written Test 1:00 pm
Chris Cline Athletic Complex
(2263 3rd Ave, Huntington, WV 25703)

The Compass Program

The Compass Program is an all-encompassing wellness initiative that aims at taking care of the physical and mental well-being of the City of Huntington’s First Responders.

The program features several perks, including the Compass Center, a state-of-the-art integrated wellness center. The Compass Center is fully integrated facility with a gym, nutrition center, wellness lounge, studio, sauna, meditation room, and more.

Sign up for our Couch to Academy program and we’ll prepare you for the physical ability test.

“I love my job. I love the Huntington Police Department. As we work together, we all have a different role to play to better this community.”

Competitive Salary

The average patrol salary at HPD with overtime is $59,812

$20k Signing Bonus

For certified police Officers (contact us for more information)

$5k Signing Bonus

for all new hires. 

Health Insurance • Paid Vacation • Holidays • Sick Leave • Life Insurance • Pension

what it takes to be a HUNtington Police Officer

Forget the police stereotypes or what you’ve see on TV. We’re interested in YOU and what unique qualities you can bring to HPD. We are real people, managing real-life situations with empathy and consideration for all involved.

Our team has a range of diverse people from many backgrounds, experiences, and interests. What unites us is that we’re all working towards a common goal: making Huntington a safer and better community. We welcome applications from anyone who wants to make a difference, regardless of your ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or faith. Huntington is a growing city and community, so bring your background and values to the job. We strive to be officers who serve their department and community before we serve ourselves.

Police Officers influence the lives of many. You’ll need to be able to make tough calls, build community, and instill confidence with the people of Huntington. You will need to understand the communities around you and be able to identify and examine problems that lead to trouble. If you have the desire to become a part of something greater, don’t hesitate, apply now!