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Charleston Police Department

Mission Statement

In partnership with all segments of the community, the Charleston Police Department will provide for the general protection, safety and well being of the residents, businesses and visitors of the City of Charleston, West Virginia.  This will be accomplished through a proactive approach in the prevention, deterrence, detection and investigation of criminal activity.  The Charleston Police Department will seek to contribute to the highest quality of life for the City through the assistance, cooperation, involvement and interaction of the citizenry.   All activities of the Charleston Police Department will be conducted lawfully in accordance with the laws of the City of Charleston, State of West Virginia and the United States of America.