Sheriff Larry C. Palmer, Jr.

To Protect & Serve the People of Brooke County

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)...

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Follansbee Police Department:
At approximately 1:30 this afternoon Follansbee PD and Brooke county Sheriff’s office served a search warrant at 1050 Clifton Street for a male subject wanted out of the State of Ohio. At the time the subject was considered armed and dangerous and a high risk to try and evade capture. The subject was taken into custody with out incident and is being processed at this time there were two other people in the residence at the time of entry. The scene is being processed at this time for evidence. We will give a full press release tomorrow once all evidence and information has been processed.
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WV Rt 2 south of Wellsburg has been reduced to 1 lane as WV DOH works on a mud slide. Travel with caution. ... See MoreSee Less

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Join Bethany College and the Bethany Community in Light Up Night and Charity Christmas Tree Auction on December 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm in Commencement Hall.

All funds from the Tree Auction go to support Bernie’s Kids.

It’s a great evening and an amazing event to help children in the Ohio Valley.
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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!