Police Department

  1. Police Arrest Suspect in Possession of Stolen Property

    Morgantown Police have arrested an individual for multiple offenses including possession of stolen property. Read on...
  2. Police Arrest Two Individuals Following Search Warrant

    Morgantown Police served a search warrant this morning, which resulted in the arrest of two individuals on drug related charges. Read on...
  3. Suspect Wanted for Bank Robbery

    UPDATE: The suspect in the bank robbery that occurred on Jan. 11,2018 at the United Bank on WV Route 7 (Earl Core Road) is believed to have been in a red or maroon 2012-2014 four door Dodge Avenger. Read on...
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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. We are currently accepting applications to register for the police officer entry-level civil service exam that will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018. For more information, please visit the jobs page.

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.

Phone Scams

The Federal Communications Commission helps to prevent people from falling victim to harmful phone scams. If you'd like to report a potential scam, click here.


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


If 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.


In 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.

December 2017 Performance Metrics