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Ex-Police Officer Charged With Crime Seeks Return


A former Mount Hope police officer’s certification was not revoked after he was charged with domestic battery.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the charges were dropped in an agreement with the Mason County prosecutor.

The officer entered into a pre-trial diversion agreement that required him to attend classes and be placed on unsupervised probation. The officer stopped working for the department, but has notified the state’s law enforcement training and certification program that he is interested in again pursuing police work.

The Law Enforcement Professional Standards Program is responsible for the training and certification of officers in West Virginia. Certification becomes inactive when a police officer leaves a police department.