Photo of the Day. Lieutenant Michael Baylous and Sergeant Jerry Payne (WV Natural Resources Police) along with their friend St. Anthony Police Officer (Idaho) Erik Estrada remind motorists to "Move Over" when encountering emergency vehicles on the side of the roadway.
Photo of the Day submitted by Ms. Tammie Rizzio. "Corporal Wince stopped by our neighbor's house to play some basketball with the kids. So great to see LE making connections with kids in Beverly!"
Two area long-time West Virginia State Police officers are moving on to other assignments.

Veteran troopers head for the W.Va. Turnpike
Photo of the Day submitted by MS. Melissa Kuhens. "I just wanted to share this great photo I snapped today. My son Jaxson who is 4 years old walked up to a WV State Police Officer and shook his hand and thanked him for his service! The Officer was very kind to take a few minutes of his time to make my son's day. My son's dream is to follow in his pappy and daddy's footsteps and one day be a...
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SCAM ALERT: Already this tax season, the WVSP has received information that several citizens in our state have received scam telephone calls from people pretending to be with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). These criminals try to get you to share your personal information, including banking account information, over the phone or possibly even in an email. They use the threat of an arrest...
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PLEASE SHARE: The West Virginia State Police is requesting the public's assistance in locating an unidentified male that uses the aliases of "Jeff Cooper" and "Grillz." He is described as being a black male, approximately 6' and 160-180 pounds. He is wanted for attempting to strike a Trooper with a vehicle during a traffic stop. It is believed that he is involved in a drug distribution...
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Congratulations to the WVU Rifle Team on an undefeated season! Montani Semper Liberi

No. 2 Mountaineers Finish Season Undefeated - WVU Athletics
We aren't even two months into 2017 and numerous child neglect or abuse arrests have been made. Often, the parents ended up facing charges. Authorities believe there's a good reason why we are seeing more arrests and itโ€™s that more people are speaking up.F

Increase in child neglect arrests due to more people speaking up
State police and United States Marshals have spent the last three days combing three counties to make sure sex offenders are following the law.ย The compliance check spanned Lincoln, Cabell and Putnam Counties. While most were in compliance, some are now un

Nearly 400 sex offenders checked during "Operation Frostbite"
West Virginia State Police said a woman and man faces charges after troopers found an 8-month-old baby with head injuries and bruising who was living in a laundry room of a residence.Nikki Dawn Norman, 20, of Charleston and Chase Searls, 25, were arrested

Man, woman charged after baby with injuries found living in laundry area
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Happy Birthday West Virginia University from your friends at the West Virginia State Police. #WVU150
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Taylor County town has officer-involved shooting on consecutive days.

Prosecutor: Grafton man shot and killed after pulling gun on sheriff
Photo of the Day. Did you know that the WVSP Academy trains not only Cadets but Basic Officers across the state as well? Here is a photo of a Basic Class that graduated in 1973.
They're tasked with testing evidence from every agency in the state but are facing a crippling backlog that's not only affecting the court system but also you and your family. State police crime lab officials and state troopers say there is a solution, but

State police crime lab in serious need of staff to tackle growing backlog
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