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 and commitment to the people that he served, whom many of us have looked up to. Moreover, he was a wonderful man and friend who was always there to help when called upon.
Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure and privilege to work closely with Sheriff Miller on several occasions. What will always stand out to me was his love for and dedication to his fellow officers, his commitment to his community, and the humble and professional manner in which he conducted himself.
We will miss you Virgil, and all the knowledge, advice, humor, and brotherhood you were so quick to share. Rest easy brother, we’ve got it from here.
Travis C. Bennett
Chief of Police, City of Elkins
Mountain Region Special Response Team Commander
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
EPD Investigating Death on Graceland Drive
Statement from Elkins Police Chief Travis Bennett: Early on the morning of Sunday, August 21, Elkins Police Department officers responding to a call found a seriously injured person on Graceland Drive, which runs parallel to and on the east side of Randolph […]Read More
EPD Scam Alert
Local Spike in “Impostor Scams” EPD is seeing increased cases of “impostor scams” in Elkins. These scams begin with a call, text message, or an email from someone you trust: a government agent, a family member, a fraud-prevention worker, your student-loan lender, […]Read More
EPD Statement on Social Media Rumors
Statement of EPD Chief Travis C. Bennett: After news that EPD and WVSP are investigating two entirely separate, isolated matters (on Randolph Avenue and in Highland Park, respectively), social media users have been sharing false and misleading information. In particular, people have […]Read More
Annual Report: EPD Made 91 Drug Arrests in 2021
Officers investigated 371 cases and received 2,412 hours of training The Elkins Police Department has released its 2021 annual report, providing statistics and insights from a year that saw officers respond to 5,412 calls for service, make 91 drug arrests, and receive […]Read More