City Hall Flag at Half Mast for Donald Pritt
Mr. Pritt devoted his life to public service here in Elkins, across the state of West Virginia, and–during his 42 years as a member of the West Virginia Army National Guard–overseas while deployed for Operation Desert Storm. Here in West Virginia, he participated in operations mounted in response to aircraft crashes, floods, and civil disturbances.
After retiring from uniformed service, he worked eight more years as a civilian National Guard employee. Many current and past National Guard members considered him a mentor and expressed great sadness to hear of his passing.
Mr. Pritt was also a familiar face at Elkins City Hall, where he served for many years on the Elkins Police Civil Service Commission, an unpaid position with responsibilities related to hiring, promotions, and policy development for the Elkins Police Department. In this capacity, he was integral to the hiring of numerous EPD officers, including nearly every officer serving currently.
Caleb Elmore Joins the Elkins Police Department
Elkins W. Va., February 13, 2024: Caleb Elmore was sworn in as a Probationary Police Officer for the Elkins Police Department on Monday, February 12, 2024. He completed civil service testing in November and will begin training with the police department before […]Read More
Council Accepts $950k for Street Camera Program
Elkins W. Va., November 3, 2023: In early 2023, the Elkins Police Department was notified that it would be allocated $950,000 from the federal government for the installation of approximately 75 street cameras, dashboard cameras in all EPD vehicles, and related public […]Read More
The City of Elkins Police Department is Now Recruiting
The City of Elkins Police Department is recruiting for the police force to further its mission to provide public safety and maintain order while upholding the United States Constitution and the West Virginia Constitution. First year: $18.85/hr + OT, haz. duty pay, […]Read More
EPD Statement on the Passing of Sheriff Miller
The Elkins Police Department and The City of Elkins would like to express their sincere condolences to the Miller Family and the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office on the passing of Sheriff Virgil Miller. Sheriff Miller was a pillar of law enforcement leadership […]Read More
EPD Advice for Halloween Safety
EPD Chief Travis Bennett offers the following safety tips for safe trick-or-treating this Halloween. In Elkins, by longstanding council resolution, trick-or-treating is observed every year on Halloween (Oct. 31), 6:30-8 p.m. Halloween is a fun holiday but it does pose a few […]Read More
Illegal Parking Near Railroad and Third
Statement from EPD Chief Travis Bennett: EPD personnel have observed illegal, unsafe parking patterns near the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Third Street. Drivers are reminded that, in this area, the only allowed street parking is either (1) parallel to the curb […]Read More