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Applicants prepare to see if they have what it takes to be a Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputy

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Do you have what it takes to be a sheriff's deputy? On Saturday, April 27, more than 100 people will find out.

The Kanawha County Deputy Sheriff's Civil Service Commission and Sheriff John Rutherford are beginning the Civil Service Testing process to select candidates for Entry-Level Deputy Sheriff.

The first phase is the Physical Ability Test, which is slated for Saturday April 27, at West Virginia State University Lakin Field at 9 a.m. Currently, 180 applicants have registered for the first phase. It will assess each candidate's physical ability. Candidates will perform a sit-ups, push-ups, as well as a 1 ½ mile run.

Those candidates who successfully pass the Physical Ability Test, will proceed to the written exam. It will evaluate each candidate's intellectual knowledge of law enforcement, decision making capability and related writing skills. Each applicant must obtain a score of at least 70% to continue on through the process.

The successful candidate will undergo a rigorous and thorough background Investigation. The next phase involves a Polygraph examination and then a staff interview and a psychological examination.

Upon successful results each candidate will then move to the medical physical examination.

Each candidate who has met all previous criteria will go before the Kanawha County Commission for the formal acceptance into the Sheriff's Office.