SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Police is looking for applicants to fill the agency’s next cadet class.
Testing events are scheduled Thursday in Elkins, Friday in Morgantown and Saturday at the State Police Academy at Institute.
State troopers are getting a $10,000 pay raise beginning July 1 after state lawmakers passed SB 531 and Gov. Jim Justice signed it into law. That raise will bring the starting salary for a trooper, after training, to $55,784.
State police say walk-ins are welcome at the testing events. Those interested should arrive at the testing site no later that 8 a.m. on the scheduled day.
The Elkins testing site is located at 5190 Beverly Pike in Beverly; the Morgantown site at 3453 Monongahela Blvd; and Saturday at the Academy located at 135 Academy Drive in Dunbar.
Those interested can apply at wvsp.gov.
The next class is scheduled to begin training Aug.29.