This site includes information on the services we provide to the citizens of West Virginia and its visitors as well as missing persons and most wanted listings and sex offender registry information. I also urge individuals interested in becoming a member of the West Virginia State Police to view the recruiting link.
Our agency was created in 1919 and is the fourth oldest state police agency in the United States. Our sworn members have proudly served the citizens of the state with honor, bravery, and professionalism for more than 90 years
Home of the oldest statewide law enforcement agency, serving the citizens of West Virginia since February 1897.
The Law Enforcement Section is primarily responsible for the enforcement of the game and fish laws and rules. Officers in the section carry on a continuing program of Hunter Education and Boating Safety Education, as well as enforce laws relating to littering, forestry, state parks, environmental/solid waste, pleasure boating, and whitewater rafting. They also respond during times of emergency such as floods and other natural disasters, as well as assist the State Police during times of strife similar to the large coal strikes in past decades. Natural Resources Police Officers are the most visible of the division employees. A highly visible force of uniformed officers is a deterrent to violations of the natural resources laws.