Sheriff Larry C. Palmer, Jr.

To Protect & Serve the People of Brooke County

Broadband Survey

The Brooke County Commission is asking each of us to take the BROOKE/HANCOCK BROADBAND SURVEY from home. The purpose of this project is to explore opportunities to address unserved and underserved areas in our communities. Please tell your family and friends about the...

WV State Code: Cruelty to Animals

West Virginia State Code link ARTICLE 8. CRIMES AGAINST CHASTITY, MORALITY AND DECENCY. §61-8-19. Cruelty to animals; penalties; exclusions. (a)(1) It is unlawful for any person to intentionally, knowingly or recklessly, (A) Mistreat an animal in cruel manner; (B)...

Brooke County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Feed

SCAM ALERT: We have been made aware of a potential scam going around. A text message is sent advising it is a survey from Amazon and a prize you get for filling out the survey. It then mentions FedEx delivering your package. The link wants you to put your credit card in to pay for shipping. Once a credit card number is entered and sent, they have you. Please use extreme care and verify before you ever put in a credit card or checking account number. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Deputy Shane Logston (not pictured) Deputy Megan Himmelrick and Captain Paul Pownall for Graduating D.A.R.E. Training today. We look forward to getting to it next school year! ... See MoreSee Less

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National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!
Thank you all for your service to our communities!
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Officials arrest Brooke County woman on drug charges

John Lynch

2 days ago

Brooke County, W.VA (WTRF)- After a month-long investigation, Brooke County Deputies along with members of the Hancock, Brooke and Weirton Drug Task Force executed a warrant in the Windsor Heights area.
Valerie Cunningham, 59, of Windsor Heights was arrested and charged with 2 counts of distribution of methamphetamine.
Officials were able to seize 51 grams of methamphetamine, one gram heroin, one gram of cocaine, and LSD.
Cunningham was arraigned by Brooke County Magistrate Robin Snyder.
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Happy New Year from the Brooke County Sheriff's Department. Please drive safe tonight and make responsible decisions. Deputies will be out tonight enforcing DUI laws. Have a designated driver or call for a ride. Have a plan in place. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Sheriff’s Department Serves the Community

Our office exists to serve the people in a variety of ways, such as law enforcement, tax collection, Mapping and Addressing services, and security at the Brooke County Courthouse.

We are community partners who always seek the best outcome for the people of Brooke County.

Conceal and Carry Permits

Learn the requirements for obtaining a Conceal and Carry Permit..

Drug Enforcement

Our office is the primary drug enforcement team for Brooke County.

K9 Unit

Meet Dakota, our K9 officer here in Brooke County.

School Resource Officer

Deputies help our students learn to become stronger community participants.

How Can We Help?

we’ll use the toggle areas on the right side here to expand into more detail on specific elements of service in the community….

Riverfront Patrol and Enforcement

Every year, we provide security and patrol to our river.  If you any questions about our laws or policies, please let us know.

Drug Enforcement and Education

We want to provide our community with updated education regarding drug enforcement.  As a community, we need to come together and fight the war on drugs as we strive to make our community a safer place to live.

Incident and Special Response Units

Our SRT team trains monthly to provide Brooke County residents with the best services in regards to incident response and security.

Sexual Offender Registry

The WV State Police are responsible for maintaining and updating the sex offender registry.  If you have any questions in regards to the registry, feel free to contact the WVSP. 

WV State Police Sex Offender Registry

Sheriff Sales

The Sheriff is responsible for holding tax auctions and unclaimed property auctions periodically pursuant to state law.  If you have any questions in regard to sales, please contact the Sheriff.  

About Larry C. Palmer, Jr.

Sheriff Larry C. Palmer, Jr. began his law enforcement career with the Brooke County Sheriff’s Department  as a Correction’s Officer on September 1, 1991.

Since then he has served various departments and municipalities in Brooke County until he was elected Sheriff in 2016.

He’s a life-long resident of Brooke County and is honored to serve the citizens of our community.

We’re here to support our community.
Let us know how to help you!