Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

The Buckhannon Police Department holds the safety of our officers and our community as the utmost priority. During this situation, our officers will remain available if needed.

Please follow CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19 prevention and social distancing.

There is a lot of misinformation on social media regarding the COVID-19 situation. Fact check all information before passing it along.

Only trust information from reputable sources such as the CDC, WHO, and WV Department of Health and Human Services.

A message from the Chief

Chief Matt Gregory

Welcome to the Buckhannon Police Department website. I hope you find this site informative and useful. We have provided information about the department’s services and specialties and it is further our intention to keep the public informed about the police department’s activity. We would like this website to serve as an open portal to your police department, allowing for easy feedback for any concerns, questions, complaints or comments that you may have. Thank you.

Chief Matt Gregory
Buckhannon Police Department

Employment Opportunities

Applications for the position of Probationary Police Officer with the Buckhannon City Police department are currently being accepted. 

The closing date for applications will be 4:30 pm, 10 July, 2020. Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. 
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and no older than 45  at time of application.  Must have a High School diploma or GED equivalent and have no convictions of misdemeanors, felonies, or serious traffic offenses on their backgrounds.  
The Buckhannon Police Dept. offers a competitive salary, paid sick and  vacation time. The City of Buckhannon is an EEOC employer committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all qualified persons, and employs without regard to any individual’s creed, race, color, ethnicity, national  
origin, religion, gender, age, handicap, familial status, or sexual orientation. 
Applications may be picked up at City Hall, 70 E. Main Street between  Monday and Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. For applications by email call the Buckhannon Police Department at 304-472-5723.  
Applications are to be returned by mail or in person to City Hall at 70 E.  Main Street between Monday and Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  
Any questions can be directed to Chief Gregory at 304-472-5723 or  email to: 

Website Directory

COVID-19 Statement
Message from the Chief of Police
Employment Opportunities

Website Directory

History & Facts
Chiefs of Police 1923 - Present

Department Divisions
General Crime Prevention Tips
Retail Theft Prevention Tips

VIPS Information
VIPS Annual Reports
VIPS Members

POKES the Safety Frog
School Bus Safety

Services offered by our department

Information about our officers

Memorial page for the only Buckhannon Police officer killed in the line of duty

Annual Reports 2015 - Present

Information about our social media presence

Outside agencies with whom we work

Contact infomation
Crime Tip Form
House Check Form

Kudos & Concerns


Buckhannon Public
Safety Complex
24 South Florida Street
Buckhannon WV 26201


Email: Administration
Email: Chief of Police
Email: VIPS Program


Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1
Tip Line: (304) 473-1001
Phone: (304) 472-5723
Fax: (304) 473-7911