- Police Department
The Weirton Police Department takes pride in its solid historic tradition, and our officers' commitment to the highest quality of service to our citizens. Acting in partnership with the community to promote a responsive and flexible approach to quality of life issues is the foundation of Weirton 's community oriented policing endeavors. Our effective coordination and cooperation with other city agencies and community organizations have generated a variety of problem solving partnerships. These coalitions have been successful in developing comprehensive solutions to community problems, forging new strengths in combating crime, and helping to improve our community.
Commitment to the CommunityThe Weirton Police Department looks to bring the community together to prevent crime and solve neighborhood problems, making Weirton a better place to live.
The Weirton Police Department is committed to serving and protecting the residents, businesses and visitors of the City of Weirton, West Virginia. This will be accomplished through a proactive approach in crime prevention, education, detection, deterrence, and investigation.
Employed Staff & TrainingThe Weirton Police Department consist of 40 full time sworn officers, a civilian support staff, and part time school crossing guards. All of our sworn officers are certified through the State of West Virginia and have successfully completed 16 weeks (Basic Academy Class) of training through the West Virginia State Police Academy located in Institute, West Virginia.
RanksThe Weirton Police Department operates under a rank structure that consists of a Chief, a Deputy Chief, Lieutenants, Sergeants, and Patrol officers. Our department includes two divisions with assignments to patrol and detective. The patrol division consists of four patrol crews that respond to all police related non emergencies and 911 calls within the City of Weirton. The detective division investigates all felony and major misdemeanor crimes in accordance with the laws of the City of Weirton, State of West Virginia and the United States of America.
Secondary Areas of ResponsibilityIn addition to primary assignments our officers have secondary areas of responsibility and receive specialized training in:
- Accident Investigation and Reconstruction
- Bicycle Patrol
- Canine (K9) Program
- Crime Scene Investigation
- Drug Task Force
- Hostage Negotiations
- School Prevention Resource Officer Program (PRO)
- Special Response Team (SRT)
- Street Crimes Unit