Police Department

Now Hiring

The Morgantown Police Department is accepting applications for individuals to register for the police officer entry-level civil service exam that will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019. 

Applications and additional information is available on our jobs webpage or in person at the Morgantown City Clerk’s office, located on the 3rd floor at 389 Spruce St. There is a $25 application fee due when an application is submitted. The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019.
The Morgantown Police Department is now hiring for entry-level police officers.
  1. Morgantown Police Respond to Vehicle-Pedestrian Accident

    At approximately 1:21 p.m. on Nov. 5, officers of the Morgantown Police Department responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Listravia Avenue and Route 7. Read on...
  2. Suspect Arrested for Larceny of Motor Vehicle

    At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 4, officers of the Morgantown Police Department received a report from the MECCA 911 Center that a white Ford F-150 truck had just been stolen from the area of the loading dock at Ruby Memorial Hospital. Read on...
  3. UPDATE: Public Safety Announcement - Vape Pen Overdose

    Morgantown Police continue to investigate the source of heroin laced vape pens which resulted in the overdose and hospitalization of two high school students. One source of the suspected device has been confirmed. The name on the device is "TKO". Read on...
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​About Us 


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.

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.

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