About Us


The West Virginia Capitol Police was authorized by Chapter 42, Acts of the Legislature, 1999 Regular Session, as the Division of Protective Services. It was established within the Department of Homeland Security for the purpose of providing safety and security to individuals who visit, conduct business or work at the capitol complex and other state facilities. 

The Capitol Police responds to Capitol Complex employee requests for emergency and nonemergency police services, investigates reported criminal violations, and assumes primary responsibility for policing the complex. 

The agency director is appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Mission Statement

The mission of the West Virginia Division of Protective Services (Capitol Police) is to provide for the safety and security of individuals who visit and work at the West Virginia State Capitol Complex and to provide that service with a highly trained and professional work force.

Kevin Foreman

Deputy Director

Jack Chambers​

About Us

The Capitol Police Command Center operates and monitors multiple security systems, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. It is the point of contact and dispatch for all law enforcement, emergency medical service, and fire response. The Command Center also coordinates contractor access and freight deliveries for the Capitol Complex.

Contact the Command Center: (304) 558-5715 or by email​.

The Division of Protective Services also operates the Capitol Dispensary, which is staffed by a registered nurse. Visitors and employees may utilize basic services, and the nurse is also the first responder for emergency calls at the Capitol Complex. The Legislature's Doctor of the Day program provides additional medical care during sessions.

Location: State Capitol building (Building 1), Room 9A

Capitol Dispensary hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact the Capitol Dispensary: (304) 558-3663 or by email​.

The Division of Protective Services monitors and administers card access for multiple state agencies and Capitol Complex buildings, to ensure controlled access to vital and sensitive areas.

Access card information: (304) 558-4443 or by email​.

Nixle Alerts

WV Capitol Police provides emergency alerts and other notifications through Ni​xle. To subscribe, text 25311 (the Capitol Complex ZIP code) to 888777.