Welcome to the 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.


Look for upcoming information regarding the 2015 WV Sheriffs Conference.

The 2015 Conference will be held at the Mountaineer Resort and Casino in New Cumberland, WV September 13-15, 2015.  We are pleased to have a great working relationship with the WV State Auditor’s Office to produce a great Conference and plans are underway for 2015.  We are following a very successful 2014 Conferene where vendors and attendees were up from previous years.  Check back often.  we expect registration details to be released soon by the WV Auditor’s Office.


Scholarship submission period for 2015 is open!

The next period for the WVSA  Scholarship is now open for 2015.

Click on the Scholarship tab above for more information.

WV Sheriffs participate in Handle With Care program unveiling with Governor and US Attorney.

On March 31, 2015, several Sheriffs from throughout West Virginia joined WV Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and United States Attorney for the Southern District of WV in the Defedning Childhood Initiative to unveil a new program entitled Handle With Care.  The program brings law enforcment, schools and other service providers together with the goal of preventing childrens’ exposure to violence, mitigate negative affects experienced by children’s exposure to violence, and to increase knowledge and awareness of this issue.

For more information on the Defending Childhood Initiative you can visit their website at www.handlewithcarewv.org.

Shown in the below photo are (from left to right):  Monongalia Co. Sheriff Al Kisner; Logan Co. Sheriff Sonya Porter; Jackon Co. Sheriff Tony Boggs; WV Governor Earl Ray Tomblin; Kanawha Co. Sheriff Johnny Rutherford; US Attorney Booth Goodwin; Raleigh Co. Sheriff Steve Tanner; WVSA Exec. Director, Sheriff (Ret) Rodney Miller.

WV Sheriffs with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and US Attorney Booth Goodwin at unveiling if the Handle With Care Program March 31.  (Photo Courtesy of Governor's Office)

WV Sheriffs with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and US Attorney Booth Goodwin at unveiling if the Handle With Care Program March 31. (Photo Courtesy of Governor’s Office)

Sheriffs at unveiling of Handle With Care Program with Gov. Tomblin. (Photo Courtesy of Governor's Office)

2014 West Virginia Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony


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