Welcome to the new web home of the West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association!

The West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association has been working to provide you with an up to date and comprehensive website to use as a tool on a regular basis.

Look for news, Association information, training updates and all things that help make the WVSA.

If you have any ideas that you think could improve our site or the Association as a whole, feel free to contact the Association’s Executive Director at rmiller@wvsheriff.org.

 

“NEW” Look for information regarding the 2014 WV Sheriffs Conference.

This year’s Conference is being held at the Charleston Marriott Town Center in Charleston, WV September 14-16, 2014.  Registration information will be released soon.  Registration for attendees will be handled by the WV State Auditor’s Office, while Vendors will register through the WV Sheriffs’ Association.  Information on both will be available on this website as soon as it is released.  Click on the “Conference” tab above for more information.

 

“NEW”  Scholarship submission period is now closed!

Applications are being evaluated and winners will be announced soon.  The next period for the WVSA  Scholarship will be after the new year in 2015.  Good Luck to this year’s applicants.

Click on the Scholarship tab above for more information.

 

2014 West Virginia Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

2014 WVLEOM

The WVSA partnered with the WV Fraternal Order of Police, WV Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, WV Auxiliary – Wives Behind the Badge and the WVSP Half Units to sponsor the 2014 West Virginia Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony.  This year’s event was a candlelight ceremony at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2014.  It was held on the front steps of the WV State Capitol.  The evening began with WVLEOM officials meeting surviving families at the WV Memorial for a wreath laying.  The Memorial is located on the patio of the WV Cultural Center on the Capitol Grounds.  The group was led in procession to the front steps of the Capitol by the Beni Kedem Highlanders Bagpiper Unit.  The ceremony was emceed by WVSA Executive Director Rodney Miller.  Featured speakers included survivor Sara Janey, nice of Putnam County Deputy Sheriff John Janey who was killed in the line of duty in 1990, followed by the keynote address given by United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Booth Goodwin.

 

In-Vest is moving forward.

The first round of In-Vest presentation of vests took place December 10, 2013 in front of the House of Delegates Chamber near the rotunda of the WV State Capitol.  We were pleased to have the President of the WV Senate Jeff Kessler and members of the WV Senate, and the Speaker of the WV House of Delegates Tim Miley and Delegates  as well as several donors to the program present as we presented vests to Wirt, Mineral and Monroe counties.

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Berkeley County Sheriff donates Cruiser to McDowell County Town

Berkeley County Sheriff Kenneth Lemaster recently donated a cruiser to the McDowell County town of Gary, WV, who was in need of equipment but unable to acquire it.  See the full story on this link to the Charleston Gazette  http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201401040103