The City of Wheeling, West Virginia


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Wheeling Police Department
1500 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Chief of Police: (304) 234-3708
Dispatch (non-emergency number): (304) 234-3661
Emergency: 9-1-1 

Our Department has a compliment of 85 full-time sworn officers, civilian support staff, and part-time school crossing guards. The City of Wheeling encompasses approximately 14 square miles, with a population of 28,000. The Wheeling Police Department is the largest Law Enforcement agency in Ohio County and the Northern District of West Virginia. 

Our fleet of police cruisers is equipped with the latest technology including Mobile Data Computers, Digital Video Cameras, Encrypted Radio Communications and radar. We also utilize motorcycles, mountain bikes, watercraft, and special purpose vehicles for specific purposes.
Our department includes two divisions with assignments to four patrol shifts, a traffic unit, and investigations. In addition to primary assignments officers have secondary areas of responsibility and receive specialized training in; S.W.A.T., Hostage Negotiations, Canine, Evidence Technicians, Polygraph, Marine Patrol, Advanced Accident Investigation & Reconstruction, Regional Response Team (RRT), Hazardous Material Technician, Neighborhood Watch Resource Officers, D.A.R.E., School Prevention Resource Officers and others. We strive to provide quality service while continuing to develop open communications with our residents. 

The City of Wheeling online anonymous tip line page is here for your convenience to compliment one of officers, let us know about criminal activity in your neighborhood, or other circumstances. You may remain anonymous. Crime tips are very valuable and can be used without exposing the source of information if the person wishes to remain anonymous. Online Anonymous Tip Line - Click Here

To view an incident report, please visit or call (304) 234-3708. 

Thank you for your continued support of the City of Wheeling Police Department. 


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From the region’s largest trail system, to national schools of excellence, to a reorganized municipal government, the City of Wheeling offers a dynamic environment for you, your family and your business. There are many features that are unique to this area and we are proud of them! Our businesses enjoy the business climate as well with our advanced, motivated work force. The work force also enjoys being active in our various professional organizations. The area boasts year-round entertainment, leisure, sports, music, festivals, dining, shopping, and much more.

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