Be a part of something greater…

Being a Huntington Police Officer is more than a great job, it’s about being a part of a diverse team making a positive impact in our community.

Next Test Date: February 17, 2019

Our Application Process

This is not an easy process by any means, but neither is the career of being a police officer. This series of exams and requirements are to insure that you have what it takes to be a part of the HPD.

1. APPLY

Start by filling out an application.

View our Civil Service Requirements before applying.

2. PREPARE

Next, prep for your exams.

You will need to prepare both mentally and physically.

3. TEST

Take physical and written exams.

Click here to learn more about our complete testing process.

4. INTERVIEW

You’re almost there…

Upon passing all of your tests, you’ll be eligible to join the ranks of the HPD!

“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.”

An average HPD Patrol Officer Earns $52,000.00

Plus $4,000 Signing bonus for certified officers upon signing a 2-year contract

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!

  • Great communication skills
  • Empathy for others
  • Unwavering loyalty
  • Commitment
  • Ethical and professional responsibility
  • Creativity
  • Self-reflection abilities
  • Attention to detail