ⓘ Charleston Police Department (West Virginia)

                                     

ⓘ Charleston Police Department (West Virginia)

The Charleston Police Department, or CPD, is the municipal police force for the City of Charleston, West Virginia. The Charleston Police Department is currently the second largest police department in the state of West Virginia, while being the largest municipal/city police department in the state. As of 2008, Charleston Police currently has 168 sworn officers, 2 Animal Control Officers, and 29 civilian employees. The Charleston Police Department has an organization of several different divisions, including a Patrol Division, Traffic Division, SWAT, Bicycle Unit, K-9 Unit, Community Policing & School Services Division, SEU or Special Enforcement Unit, and CID or Criminal Investigation Division. The current Chief of Police is Opie Smith Jr.