Hundred W.Va. State Police Detachment To Close Jan. 1
WHEELING — West Virginia State Police announced Tuesday that the Hundred detachment will be closing Jan. 1.
State police said the Hundred Detachment’s area of responsibility will be covered by the Paden City State Police Detachment.
Grantsville and Elizabeth detachments will also be closing Jan. 1.
State police will continue to provide law enforcement services in affected areas.
“The West Virginia State Police realizes that the citizens of West Virginia hold us in high esteem and enjoy having detachments in close proximity; however, it is not economically feasible in today’s climate to maintain a physical detachment in each community across our state,” said Colonel C.R. “Jay” Smithers, state police, said in a statement issued Tuesday. “Regardless of the current adversities facing our state, the West Virginia State Police shall remain resolute in continuing to provide professional law enforcement services, just as we always have since 1919.”