The Morgantown Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency with an authorized strength of 72 sworn police officers and 11 civilian support staff.
Population We Serve
Our agency serves an area of approximately 11 square miles and a population of more than 35,000 full time residents. Morgantown is home to West Virginia University with a current enrollment of over 30,000 students. Our agency is constantly preparing to handle an influx of visitors as the city and university hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Our employees remain committed to providing for the security, safety and well-being of our citizens and visitors.
Victim Notification Program
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), administers the Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. Victims and witnesses can visit the website to view a number of valuable victim services provided by ICE.
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The Morgantown Police Department often comes into possession of property which then must be returned to its owner! Our Evidence/Property Room is under strict security with just two employees having access. A call into the Department before coming in will save time and frustration for everyone involved.
If you believe we have property that you’d like to have returned, please call us at 304-284-7428 or 304-284-7454.
Wildlife/Non-Domestic Animal Control
Non-emergencyIf you are having trouble with wildlife or non-domestic animals and it is a non-emergency situation, please contact ABC Humane Animal Removal at 304-291-0957, JB's Wild Game Rescue Services at 304-278-5336 or an animal removal service of your choice. All charges incurred for removal are the responsibility of the caller.
EmergencyIn an emergency, please dial 911 and the operator will dispatch the Morgantown Police Department. All domestic animal calls will be directed to the dog warden/canine center.
The Morgantown Police Department was recently awarded the “Community Traffic Safety Platinum Award” by the Automobile Association of America. Read on...
The Morgantown Police Department offers the following Crime Prevention tips in hopes of reducing everyone’s chances of becoming a crime victim as we approach this holiday season. Read on...
Morgantown Police arrest fugitive wanted by Allegheny County Sherriff's Office in Maryland. Read on...