PLEASE SHARE: The West Virginia State Police is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect in a Clay County murder investigation. He is identified as being Mr. Craig Douglas Holcomb (41 years of age, 5’ 10”, 165 lbs., brown eyes, from Maysel, WV). Mr. Holcomb should be considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach him. Anyone with information concerning Mr. Holcomb’s location...
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Photo of the Day submitted by Jennifer Gallagher. "Brendan Gallagher, son of previous civilian employees Bill & Jennifer Gallagher, is a student at Winfield Middle School. He is doing a report on the benefits of working dogs in law enforcement. Brendan met with 1/Sgt. Mefford recently to ask him about his work with these dogs and his career in the K-9 unit. 1/Sgt. Mefford was wonderful and...
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National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest. Please share with any 5th grade student, including homeschooled students, who may be interested in participating.
West Virginia State Police have taken a murder suspect into custody after an apparent multi-county chase.Jeffrey Sampson, 46, a Wood County murder suspect, was taken into custody near Sutton Lake after a chase, according to a post on the State Police Twitt

State Police say Wood County murder suspect arrested after pursuit

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Greenbrier County Sheriff and former trooper will head the organization where he started in law enforcement

Justice selects Cahill as State Police Superintendent

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West Virginia State Police troopers are working extra hours patrolling the highways looking to stop drug traffickers coming through the Eastern Panhandle. "We try to pick out that traffic stop that is not normal, the interview that is not normal that would lead us to believe that maybe he has some...

Troopers seize $1.2 million in drugs through HIDTA efforts.

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Photos of the Day submitted by Sergeant Ronald Mason in memory of his youngest son, Corey, who was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Monday, January 2, 2017. Corey was a National Security and Criminal Justice major at Fairmont State University. Rest in Peace, Corey.
Newly sworn-in Roane County Sheriff Matthew Bo Williams was arrested after turning himself in Tuesday in Calhoun County, troopers said. Williams is facing grand larceny charges stemming from missing evidence from the evidence room of the Spencer Police Dep

Newly sworn-in Roane County Sheriff Bo Williams arrested Tuesday

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After all these years the message remains the same. "Your Courtesy Means Safety To Others." The West Virginia State Police wishes you a Happy and a Safe New Year!
This winter don't forget to check or @WV511 on Twitter for road conditions in WV. You will receive much more information from WV 511 than you will from calling your local WVSP Detachment.

West Virginia 511 - Know Before You Go

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We often receive questions about Amber Alerts. The WV State Police issues alerts for requesting law enforcement agencies within the state. In this report from WCHS TV, Lieutenant Swiger, Director of our Crimes Against Children Unit, explains the criteria for issuing an Amber Alert. Certain information MUST be obtained before an Amber Alert can be issued. Social media is a useful tool to...
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State Police must follow extensive protocol for Amber Alert

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Please see the attached flyer concerning a fundraiser for a WVSP Civilian Employee who's young son is fighting cancer. Money raised will be used for medical expenses. If you are unable to attend but would like to donate, please call 304-462-7101 for more information.
AMBER ALERT: A child abduction emergency has been issued for 16-year-old Jaddah Lashay Rodgers of Beckley. She is missing and believed to be in extreme danger.

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WEST VIRGINIA STATE POLICE
PRESS RELEASE

Office of Public Affairs
Lieutenant Michael Baylous
Telephone: 304-746-2198

South Charleston, West Virginia – The West Virginia State Police announces the retirement of Colonel C. R. “Jay” Smithers, effective December 30, 2016. Colonel Smithers has been the Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police since being appointed by Governor Earl Ray...
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"FUTURE TROOPER" SPOTLIGHT:

Ethan Church (Age 10)

Why do you want to be a police officer when you grow up?

SIR MY DAD WAS AN OFFICER. GOD CALLED SOME PEOPLE TO BE GREATER. IM CALLED TO BE A TROOPER LIKE THE GUYS I MET. IF GOD DON’T PUT IT ON YOU TO BE AN OFFICER IT AINT YOUR CALLING. I WANT TO LACE UP MY BOOTS AND MAKE WV SAFE TO LIVE IN. I WONT EVER WANT TO DO NOTHING ELSE.

What do you...
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+5 Hijackers threaten to blow up Libyan plane diverted to Malta VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Two hijackers diverted a Libyan commercial plane to Malta on Friday and threatened to blow it up with hand grenades, Maltese authorities and state media said.

West Virginia State Troopers with the Princeton Detachment spread holiday cheer to local motorists

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A last-minute donation to a West Virginia State Police toy drive helped ensure a merry Christmas to underprivileged children across McDowell County.

McDowell toy drive a success: A long-standing tradition at the Welch detachment of the West Virginia State Police

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State police have arrested four adults in the reported sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl.

Mother and boyfriend charged in Fairmont sexual assault investigation

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