Police Department









Mission: The Elkins Police Department will provide public safety and maintain order while upholding the United States Constitution and the West Virginia Constitution.

About the department: The department consists of a police chief, 12 sworn law-enforcement officers, and two non-sworn administrative personnel. The department also has one K-9 officer, Thor.

Our principles: In everything we do, members of the Elkins Police Department pledge to follow these principles:

  • Integrity: We will always do what is morally, ethically, and legally correct—regardless of risk to ourselves.
  • Fairness: We will treat everyone we encounter impartially, without favoritism or bias.
  • Respect: We will accord everyone dignity and courtesy.
  • Professionalism: We will always deliver services that are of the highest quality, and we will take every opportunity to improve and further strengthen our ability to protect the public.

For information about joining the Elkins Police Department, please click here.

Steve Poage
Phone: 304-636-0678 (8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
Fax: 304-636-7866
401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241

Police Chief (acting, while position is vacant)
Jessica Sutton
Phone: 304-636-1414 ext. 1211
401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241

To report non-emergency information you think may be valuable to the police department, click here. In the case of an emergency, dial 911.