Mercer County Sheriff’s Department looking for new deputies

Published: Jan. 28, 2022 at 6:06 PM EST
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MERCER COUNTY, W.Va. (WVVA) - The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department is looking for more applicants to become the newest Deputy Sheriffs. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be able to pass a physical agility test.

Lieutenant J.J. Ruble with the department says getting applicants has been harder than usual recently. He adds that those willing to apply can find competitive benefits and multiple career paths.

“We have a lot of opportunities here as far as growth within the department. We have detective units, K-9 units, swat team. We utilize several different task force options. So once you get into the department there’s plenty of growth to be had.” said Ruble.

Interested applicants can pick up applications at the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department. The deadline to apply is March 5.

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