Shepherdstown Police Department

  • Agency: Shepherdstown Police Department
  • Address: 104 N King St, Shepherdstown, 25443 WV
  • Chief: David Ransom, Jr. (Chief of Police)
Phone: 304-876-6036

Shepherdstown Police Department is located at 104 N King St, Shepherdstown, 25443 WV. The Chief of Police of the department is David Ransom, Jr.. The Shepherdstown Police Department phone number is 304-876-6036.

Shepherdstown Police Department News

Today was the annual Shepherdstown Day Care Halloween Parade!!! The assorted monsters, super heroes, fairy's along with parents and daycare providers walked from the Center to the Police Dept/Town Hall. They were given a police escort by Chief Mike King and Ofc. Mike "Doc" Moats. At Town Hall Mayor Auxer welcomed them and delivered some treat to the Day Care providers to be given to the children. They were again escorted back to the Day Care! The Police Department/Officers enjoy a wonderful relationship with Shepherdstown Day Care and are looking forward to seeing the children again tomorrow night for Trick or Treat!!!

SHEPHERDSTOWN TRICK or TREAT Wed. 6-8pm This year, for the safety of the people on German St., no parking in the 100 blocks of East and West German St will be permitted from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. For the past several years motorists have attempted to leave the German St area during trick or treat. This becomes very difficult to get the vehicle off the street with everyone in the street. Please bare with us during these hours as again it is only for their safety. The street will again be closed as in past years. Thank you everyone for your help as we look forward to another great Trick or Treat!

Saturday is your opportunity to take part in #TakeBackDay. Keep your community safe and drop off your old prescriptions at the Shepherdstown Police Dept. lobby on Saturday Oct 27th from 10AM until 2PM.

This mobility assistive device was found behind the library last week. If you are the owner or know who owns this, please have them contact the Police Department at 304-876-6036 to have it returned.

Shepherdstown Police Department’s K9 Apollo has received body armor Shepherdstown Police Department’s K9 Apollo has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by Guy Leach of Georgetown, KY and embroidered with the sentiment “Honoring those who served and sacrificed”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,000 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over $5.7 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

Had a visit this week from the Shepherdstown Day Care! What a great group of children and care givers!

3500 blk of River Rd, Shepherdstown at 1400 hours on May 18th.

May is "Click It or Ticket", (CIOT), seat belt safety awareness month! Shepherdstown PD will be participating in grant funding to enforce seat belt usage! Please remember to use your seat belt and insist that your passengers use theirs too!

Today during Dog Fest 2018 Officer Todd Epperly and his K9 partner Apollo visited with those attending.

The Shepherdstown Police Department will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Agency Drug Take Back program on Saturday, April 28th, 2018. The lobby of Town Hall located at 104 N. King Street in Shepherdstown will be open during the hours of 1000 AM till 400 PM.

The officers of the Shepherdstown Police Department will also be stepping up enforcement of cellular phone use. West Virginia code 17C-14-15. Prohibited use of an electronic communications device driving without handheld features; definitions; exceptions; penalties.

Attention: The Shepherdstown Police Department is pleased to announce that they will be holding “Coffee with a Cop” on Sunday, April 15 2018, from 4pm to 6pm, at Town Hall. This will be a special event as we have asked a guest speaker to attend. Police are so often asked the question, “ I think my child may be involved in drugs, what do I look for and how do I know?” The next question we are asked, “What do I do now that I know they are involved in drugs?” Both are very difficult questions and often more difficult to ask the police. Stephanie Stout; is an area resident that is a recovering addict. Come hear her story of a young woman whose been through addiction, incarceration, and now choses to be part of the solution to help her community, that she once took advantage of. She has chosen to become a better person and show others that there is a way out of the grasps of addiction. She is employed now at the Berkeley County Recovery Resource Center and helps find detox/treatment programs and local resources. Stephanie is also an instructor for the administration of Nalaxone (Narcan). Stephanie will make her presentation several times during the two hour period with a question and answer session afterwards. She will also be available to those who would rather ask questions on a one on one basis. Please plan to attend this informative talk and help us all fight the opioid problem that is claiming so many of our loved one

There's a tree down in the 200 block of West German Street. The road is closed until work crews can remove the tree and related debris. Recently, a Shepherdstown resident contacted one of our officers and advised that he received a phone call from a Deputy U.S. Marshall that a warrant had been issued for his arrest as he had missed jury duty. Folks, just hang up on the caller if you receive one of these phone calls. We have provided 2 web addresses above that offer some incite as to the substance of the "scams" and what to do if you are targeted. Please take the time to read these articles. They may not only help you, but also someone you know, perhaps a loved one. Today's (March 16th) edition of the Journal had an article about the scam.

The Police Department is investigating a burglary at the Blue Moon Cafe. on 02/20/2018 subjects entered the restaurant and stole an unknown amount of money. The owners are offering a $500.00 reward for information that leads to a conviction in this case. Please contact Ofc. Michael "Doc" Moats at 304-876-6036 x202, 304-702-2303 cell or

There seems to be some confusion on what number to call to get a police response. Please call 911 or if you don't feel it is an emergency call the non-emergency number to the dispatch center 304-725-8484. For the most part the police try to stay on the street, so no one may be here in the Shepherdstown Office to answer a phone. This is the best way to get a quick response.

******CAR BREAK-INS****** Another vehicle was broken into last night in the west end of town. In the last 2 months Shepherdstown and surrounding areas seem to be a target for this. It seems that the person(s) responsible for this are only after money and loose change. These theft from vehicles seem to be happening only at night. Please remember to lock your car and look out for your neighbors. Please report ANY and ALL suspicious activity immediately by calling 911. If we work together WE can put a stop to this.

From my friends and kids at Shepherdstown Daycare Center!

We would like to thank the citizens that visited with us last night at the Coffee with a Cop event! If you weren't able to attend we will be having this event on a quarterly basis so please come out and see us next time. The Department would like thank the owner of The Lost Dog, Garth Jansen, for providing the coffee for the event!

In the last two days, Cpl. Yonkers of the Shepherdstown Police Department has taken reports of damage to property from 4 Shepherdstown citizens. 3 citizens reported having a vehicle window shot out by an unknown object. The 4th citizen reported hearing an object impact her front door on the evening of Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 10:00 pm. When she looked at her front door she discovered a marble between the shattered glass portion of her screen door, and the main wooden front door. It appears that the unknown suspect(s) were using a sling shot style device to shoot marbles at various vehicles and homes on the evening of December 30th, 2017. If anyone has information related to these crimes, please contact the Shepherdstown Police Department during normal business hours at 304-876-6036. If a citizen observes any suspicious activity and/or persons at any time, we request that you call the police department. During normal working hours please call at the above listed telephone number. The Shepherdstown Police Department covers the Town of Shepherdstown 24 hours a day. The non-emergency telephone number to make a report of suspicious activity to an officer when Town Hall is closed is 304-725-8484. This number dials the Jefferson County Emergency Communication Center. If you have an emergency, please dial 911.

The employees of the Shepherdstown Police Department collected 7 boxes of children’s toys for the Toys For Tots program of the United State Marines. Pictured from L to R are; Tim Murphy, Area Coordinator for the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia; Chief Mike King, John Streeter, and Cpl. Casey Yonkers. The Shepherdstown Police wish to thank all who dropped off toys this year. We are fortunate to police such a giving community.

The "Toys for Tots" collection boxes are filling up. Please drop by with a new toy donation today. The collection boxes will be picked up Monday December 18, 2017. So please don't wait and Merry Christmas!

FREE METER PARKING Parking meters will be free beginning Friday Dec. 15, 2017 through 1 January 2018.

PROJECT CHILDSAFE® COMES TO SHEPHERDSTOWN WV: FIREARM SAFETY KITS TO BE DISTRIBUTED LOCALLY. SHEPHERDSTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT MAKES FIREARM SAFETY KITS AVAILABLE THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH PROJECT CHILDSAFE Shepherdstown WV – The Shepherdstown Police Department will provide free firearm safety kits to local residents through a partnership with Project ChildSafe, the nationwide firearms safety education program. The safety kits, which include a gun lock, will be distributed immediately at the Police Department. Project ChildSafe, a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), has distributed more than 37 million firearm safety kits throughout the country since 2003. The program is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance and the firearms industry. “We encourage residents to pick up a Project ChildSafe safety kit so that they can securely store their firearm,” said Ofc. Michael “Doc” Moats. “Each kit contains a safety curriculum and a cable-style gun lock. The locks fit on most types of handguns, rifles and shotguns. The goal is to prevent a child or any other unauthorized person from accessing a firearm in your home.” By partnering with Project ChildSafe, Shepherdstown Police Department is participating in a national effort to promote firearms safety education to all gun owners. Project ChildSafe distributes gun lock safety kits to all 50 states and the five U.S. territories. “We are pleased to have the Shepherdstown Police Department as a Project ChildSafe partner,” said Bill Brassard Jr., director of Project ChildSafe. “Project ChildSafe is an important step forward in helping ensure that all firearm owners fully understand their responsibilities with respect to the safe handling and storage of firearms.” Contact the Shepherdstown Police Department at 304-876-6036 or stop in Mon thru Fri, 8am-12pm, or 1pm to 4pm. Remember the kits are FREE, so do the right thing and pick up a Project ChildSafe kit today.