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The Clarksburg Police Department is a nationally-accredited, full-service agency employing forty six (46) sworn police officers and five civilians. The department is responsible for the protection of life and property, enforcement of the law, preserving peace, and the prevention of crime.
Chief of Police is responsible for the overall management and daily operations of the Department. The Chief is dedicated to providing the very best service to maintain the safety of the officers and the citizens we serve. We are committed to serving our community to enhance the quality of life. We strive to promote an environment receptive to tourism, visitors, economic growth, and the preservation of the city. Our officers and staff are continuously trained and educated to provide the highest quality of service to our community. We are committed to nurturing the public trust by holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics. Email the Chief @
Administrative Lieutenant directs the daily operations of the department and is also the Training Officer, Grant Coordinator, and Special Events Coordinator.
Administrative Assistant is employed to provide the day to day administrative support to the Chief of Police and the department. The Admin Assistant provides interface with visitors and callers, city officials and VIPs, the media, police and federal agencies, and special interest groups.
Patrol Division currently consists of three eight-hour shifts. Police Officers are the first to respond to a wide variety of calls for law enforcement assistance. They respond to citizen calls for service and also take proactive steps to prevent crime and capture lawbreakers. They conduct the initial investigation of crimes, write reports, investigate traffic crashes and issue citations. They try to prevent crimes through patrolling in their cars and on foot, creating a visible law enforcement presence. Patrol Officers receive specialized training to enhance their services in a variety of scenarios.
Detective Division consists of five detectives and an administrative specialist. Each detective is a sworn police officer who has worked as a patrol officer before coming to the Detective Division. The Detectives are highly trained in crime scene investigations. In addition to the basic crime scene investigations, Detectives must complete an extensive field training program and maintain current knowledge of processing techniques through continuing education in advanced schools and workshops. Members of the division respond to a wide variety of incidents from burglaries to homicides. The Detective must evaluate the minute details of a crime scene and determine what types of processing are appropriate. The equipment used is the most modern available. The Detective Division is dedicated to providing the most thorough and expert crime scene processing available.
Intake Officer handles misdemeanor cases for follow up investigations and assists the detective division with non-violent felonies.
K-9 Unit is an integral part of police responses. The Clarksburg Police Department K-9 Unit includes 1 handler. Our K-9 is cross trained to perform both generalist and narcotics detection functions. In addition to performing drug searches, he also can provide backup to police officers, locate suspects and victims and find evidence at or near crime scenes.
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) consists of ten highly motivated officers, who are extensively trained in special weapons and tactics. The SWAT members receive an initial 40 hours of intense training and continue training one day per month making members current on evolving tactics and weaponry. In addition to the needs of the Clarksburg community, the SWAT assists county and federal law enforcement agencies on special needs crime and crises events.
Harrison/Lewis County Drug Task Force work in conjunction with federal agencies to address major, as well as minor, drug problems throughout the two counties. Highly trained members of the task force utilize various techniques in areas of surveillance, undercover investigations, drug buys and sales, dynamic vehicle takedowns, search warrant service, prescription fraud and scams, etc., to clearly send the message "not in our town."
Street Crime And Drug (SCAD) is a cohesive, pro-active group of police officers who address ongoing crimes and quality of life issues. By remaining flexible, the team utilizes creative tactics to counter various street crime problems, including narcotics, robbery, etc. Through the enforcement of appropriate city ordinances and state statutes, the SCAD Unit is working hard to help ensure a safe environment for residents, visitors and businesses.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) has received enormous success in Clarksburg since its inception in 1987. Clarksburg's DARE Officer provides a drug awareness program to elementary and middle school students each year. The DARE Officer, who is trained in areas of classroom management, child development, teaching techniques and communication skills, leads a series of classroom lessons that teaches children the overwhelming effect of drugs, and how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence free lives.
School Resource Officer (SRO) SRO conducts criminal investigations and makes arrests utilizing the same criteria as a patrol officer. The SRO works with school administrators, parents and the juvenile system to hold offenders accountable for their actions while not clogging the justice system with cases that could be resolved within the school by alternative means.
Firearms Training Complex consists of two Firearms Instructors and two Range Safety Officers. The Firearms Training Complex is state of the art shooting range, 12 shooting lanes, 4 pop up targets, 1 running man and a range tower.
Clarksburg Police Department Honor Guard was formed to provide ceremonial assistance in a variety of situations, such as funeral and memorial services, Veteran’s events, National Police Memorial Week events, Inauguration Ceremonies, Dedications, parades, and award ceremonies. The Honor Guard receives specialized training to perform the intricate duties for the various events.
Reports Management consists of one data entry input specialist responsible for the accurate and timely input of incident and arrest reports. This specialist is also responsible for maintaining Municipal Court Documents and citations, as well as, providing data and statistics to law enforcement officers.
Police Records Division The Clarksburg Police Departments Records Division is responsible for maintaining the safety and integrity of the department’s records involving its activities. These include records of criminal cases, arrest reports, accident reports and all other reports for which records are maintained, per State and Federal Statutes.
The Records Division is open five days per week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for holidays and weekends.
Clarksburg Police Department
222 West Main Street
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26301
Also available are copies of accident reports for $30.00 and incident reports $25.00 for 4 page reports and $4.00 each additional page.