About Us

Welcome to the West Virgini​​a Capitol Complex

The West Virginia Capitol Complex is the seat of government for the State of West Virginia. The 18-acre campus hosts the West Virginia State Capitol​, home to all three branches of government, the West Virginia Executive Mansion​, and numerous other government buildings​. The campus also features the ​West Virginia State Museum, at the Culture Center, and the West Virginia Veterans Memorial
Providing for the security and safety of the Capitol Complex and its employees and visitors is a highly trained and professional law enforcement agency. The West Virginia Division of Protective Services, also known as the Capitol Police, was established by the Legislature in 1999 when it declared​ that "​citizens, state employees and visitors who park, attend functions, conduct business or work at the Capitol Complex and other state facilities should be safe and secure."
Main Office: (304) 558-9911
Main Fax: (304) 558-5604​​

Mission Statement

Kevin ForemanThe mission of the West Virginia Division of Protective Services 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.​
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Kanawha County has 55 disaster sirens throughout Kanawha and Putnam Counties.
Four are located around the Capitol Complex. The sirens are tested at noon on the fourth Wednesday of every month. If you hear the sirens at any time other than the testing time tune into local news media for more information. Visit the KPEPC​ site for more.  

​​​​​Kevin J Foreman, Director​​​ 

Dana L Chapman, Deputy Director​


Operating Hours

Building 1 
(State Capitol)
Mon-Fri: 7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sun, holidays: Noon - 5:30 p.m.

Note: The Capitol is always open to the public for announced proceedings of the Legislature.

Capitol Dispensary 
(Building 1, Room 9A)
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.​

​Building 3
Mon-Fri: ​8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat-Sun, holidays: Closed

Buildings 5,6,7
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat-Sun, holidays: Closed

Culture Center
Tue-Sat: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun-Mon, holidays: Closed
Note: The State Museum and Gift Shop are open during public hours.​

Bus Turnaround/
Safe Zone
Daily (including holidays): 
6 a.m. - 9 p.m.