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Daniel Eastham Seeking Chief of Police Position

By Staff | Apr 18, 2018


Daniel Eastham, a candidate for Chief of Police for New Martinsville Police Department, said his campaign focuses on dedication, integrity, and professionalism in public safety. Eastham’s agenda consists of tackling the drug problem, by doing more patrols, traffic enforcement and better communication with the public.

Eastham is currently employed at Bethlehem PD (Wheeling Area) as a Patrolman. Eastham has worked at West Liberty University PD, McMechen PD, and Brooke County Sheriff’s Office, where he became a West Virginia certified law enforcement officer in 2015.

Eastham has recently received his Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security at Waldorf University.

If elected, Eastham said he is ready not only to serve as your Chief, but as a law enforcement officer. He is ready to hit the ground running to help his community.

“I’m willing to work with the people of New Martinsville by helping address the drug and school violence problems immediately, as this will help decrease other crimes that the city is currently dealing with,” he said.

Eastham said, “We (the police department) are going to patrol all of New Martinsville, as you will see myself and our officers doing more patrols and traffic enforcement, along with building a stronger relationship between the police department and the community.”

Eastham would like to develop Crime Watch groups throughout the city. This program will also allow the people to address their concerns to the police department “as the people of New Martinsville serve as our eyes and our ears to help us be aware of the problems going on in the city.”

Eastham stated he “will look into grant opportunities; this will help ensure both the police dispatchers and officers maintain and receive equipment needed. Allowing the police department to use their budget more effectively to serve the people better.”

“I want to see more productivity among the police department and its service to the city.”

Eastham said there are a few reasons the people of New Martinsville should consider voting for him.

“As your next Police Chief, I will be available to the people as they can voice their concerns. As a current police officer, I want to continue to help and serve the people. Last, my goal for New Martinsville is to work with both the city council and the community to provide them with a safer city.”