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New Martinsville School Welcomes Patrolman

By Staff | Aug 26, 2015

New Martinsville School is pleased to have New Martinsville Police Department’s Patrolman Michael Owens at school each day to protect and educate our students and staff. Owens began his law enforcement career in February 2008 with the Paden City Police Department. Patrolman Owens graduated with the 137th basic class at the West Virginia State Police Academy in April of 2009.

While with the Paden City Police Department, Owens held many ranks such as Patrolman, Sergeant, K-9 Handler, and Chief of Police. Patrolman Owens was the Chief of the Paden City Police Department for one year.

In 2011, Owens then went on to be a patrolman with the Sistersville Police Department where he was their K-9 Officer.

In 2013, Owens moved to the New Martinsville Police Department. Owens has worked extremely hard with the detective and Chief of Police to combat the ever growing drug problem plaguing our area. Owens is now the New Martinsville Police Department’s Lead Drug Investigator. Owens and the New Martinsville Police Department have conducted over 100 drug investigations and made numerous felony drug arrests.

Owens’ hope is to bring his knowledge of drug abuse to the students at the New Martinsville School and educate the students on the issue associated with drug abuse. Owens has planned to implement many school activities such as DARE, Junior Fire and Police Academy, and other activities to keep the students interested in school. Owens is willing to talk and answer any questions that a student or a parent may have.

Owens became an Emergency Medical Technician in 2007. He works for Wetzel County EMS and serves as the Wetzel County Special Response Team’s Medic. Owens also uses his training as an EMT to serve as the Junior High Football Trainer.

He resides in Paden City with his wife, Jessica, and 3-year-old son, Kale.