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How to Become a Deputy Sheriff

Minimum qualifications required for the entry level position: be between the ages of 18 and 45; a high school diploma or GED; pass all three aspects of the physical fitness test; pass the written examination (a 70 is considered passing); and undergo a complete background investigation.  

Entry level Raleigh County Deputy Sheriff beginning salary range is $50,870.00 to $52,670.00 effective July 1st, 2024.  The job duties of a Deputy Sheriff are, but not limited to, road patrol, investigations, court security, school resource officer, home confinement, K9 Officer, and swat.

CURRENTLY HIRING!  All persons interested in this position are encouraged to submit a completed application, along with all required documentation.

All completed applications need to be turned in to the County Clerks Office 215 Main St. Beckley, WV 25801 or the Raleigh County Law Enforcement Office (308 Ned Payne Dr. Beckley, WV 25801), along with legible copies of all required documentation.

You will find the complete application packet here, which includes:


    • Instructions

    • List of Required Forms/Documentation

    • Release

There is a $5,000.00 sign on bonus for West Virginia Certified Officers possessing a current certification.