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Putnam County Sheriff's Department recruiting deputies

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department says it's recruiting deputies. Above Cpl. William Seanze is pictured on patrol in December 2016. (WCHS/WVAH)

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is offering an opportunity to those who want to see if they have the right stuff to be a law enforcement officer.

Applications to become a deputy are being accepted and must be submitted to the department by noon May 12, according to a flier posted on the agency’s Facebook page.

Physical and written tests will be given 8:30 a.m. May 13 at Winfield High School.

Deputies have a starting annual salary of about $30,400 and are paid an annual salary of about $36,500 after completing the academy. After one year, deputies make an annual salary of about $40,600. The job also offers opportunities to earn overtime pay and includes vacation, health and retirement benefits.

Multiple career paths are available -- patrol, detective unit, special enforcement unit, K-9 unit and school resource officer.

Applications may be obtained at the sheriff’s department, located at the Putnam County Courthouse in Winfield, or online at the department’s website. For more information, call 304-586-0256.


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