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Integrity Focused.
Fairness Applied.
Respect Earned.

Mission Statement

We are the Morgantown Police Department. A full-service law enforcement agency with an authorized strength of 76 sworn police officers and 12 civilian support staff.

We strive to provide outstanding services with integrity, respect, and fairness while providing a safe environment. We serve an area of approximately 11 square miles and a population of more than 30,000 residents. Morgantown is the third-largest city in the state of West Virginia and is home to West Virginia University with an annual enrollment of approximately 30,000 students. Our employees remain committed to providing for the security, safety, and well-being of our citizens and visitors.

MPD Leadership

Earned experience, individual dedication, and community service define MPD's leadership.

Portrait of Eric Powell

Eric Powell

Chief of Police

Portrait of Chad Reyes

Chad Reyes


Portrait of Chris Ruehmer

Chris Ruehmer

Deputy Chief

Community Programs

We are here to help. The MPD provides programs designed to ensure personal safety and protect property.

Vacation Check

Vacation Check

Going out of town for business or vacation? No problem, we’ve got you covered. Let us know when you’ll be gone, and we can make sure your residence is included in our patrols.

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Statistics & Reports

The following statistics and reports provide an overview of MPD activities within the Morgantown area.

Vehicle Accident Report


2021 MPD Performance Metrics

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