Beckley Police Department

  • Agency: Beckley Police Department
  • Address: 340 Prince St, Beckley, 25801 WV
  • Chief: Timothy P Deems (Chief of Police)
Phone: 304-256-1720
Fax: 304-256-1721

Beckley Police Department is located at 340 Prince St, Beckley, 25801 WV. The Chief of Police of the department is Timothy P Deems. The Beckley Police Department phone number is 304-256-1720.

Beckley Police Department News

Over the past two weeks, the Beckley Police Department investigated a series of burglaries and thefts from vehicles in the Maxwell Hill area of the city occurring primarily in the nighttime. The thefts included electronics, jewelry, power tools, clothing, food and other miscellaneous items. On September 10, 2018 road patrol officers responded to several incidents in the Teel Road / Lucas Drive area of Maxwell Hill. Sgt. Blume and K-9 partner Ciro along with Ptl. McGhee and Cpl. Carpenter were able to track the subject (JOSEPH CLARENCE BUCKLAND II) where he was located inside of a victim’s vehicle and arrested. An additional investigation conducted by Detective Sgt. Priddy connected BUCKLAND to several burglaries and a theft from out-buildings in Maxwell Hill. BUCKLAND was arrested for these incidents on Thursday, September 13, 2018. BUCKLAND is currently in the Southern Regional Jail on a $150,000.00 Bond.

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Beckley Kids Classic Festival continues with a “Bike Rodeo” where kids took fun a ride with Corporal Logan Christian of the Beckley Police Department Bike Patrol Unit. Thank you McDonalds of Prince Street for sponsoring this event! THANK YOU OLIVE GARDEN OF BECKLEY FOR PROVIDING FOOD FOR OUR POLICE OFFICERS AND CIVILIAN STAFF SERVING THE COMMUNITY ON THIS LABOR DAY HOLIDAY.

We are sad to announce the passing of former Beckley Police Captain Forrest "Randy" Boyd. Forrest L. (Randy) Boyd, 68 of Beaver, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018. Born June 28, 1950 in Beckley, he was the son of the late Forrest V. and Thelma Williams Boyd. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother James Edwin Boyd. Randy was a former Captain with the Beckley Police Department retiring in 2000 after 28 years of service. He was also the owner of Phoenix Investigations, worked as a Postal Inspector in the Workers Compensation Division and later worked as an evidence custodian for the Beckley Police Department. He held a B.A. in Criminal Justice and attended the FBI Academy. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Hicks Boyd; son, Randall Boyd and wife Wendy of Beckley and their children, Gretchen and Audrey; daughter, Savannah Workman Boyd of Beaver and her son, August Lawrence; step-daughter Alisha L. Moss of Beaver and step-son Randy Wayne Moss and wife Cyndi of Daniels and their children, Trevor and Jaydn. Services will be 1 PM Monday, September 3, 2018 in the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jonathan Rinker officiating. Burial will follow in Calfee Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to service on Monday. Pallbearers will be Chad Lilly, Morgan Bragg, Eddie Boyd, Jason Hicks, Matthew Hicks and Alan Harper. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Crow Christian Church, P.O. Box 714, Beaver, WV 25813 or Hospice of Southern West Virginia, P.O. Box 1472, Beckley, WV 25802.

The Beckley Police Department is currently attempting to locate: Michelle L. Greene (AKA Michelle L. Morr or Michelle L. Chapman). According to family members, the last known contact with Ms. Greene occurred on June 25th, 2018. Michelle Greene is described as a white female, (34 years of age) approximately 5’3’’ to 5’6’’ tall, 145 lbs., sandy blonde hair, blue eyes, a butterfly tattoo on her back, and a visible neck tattoo. Ms. Greene is known to frequent Beckley and Charleston, WV, as well as parts of North Carolina. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Cpl. Walters at the Beckley Police Department 304-256-1720 or WV Crimestoppers 304-255-STOP.

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The Beckley Police Department is currently investigating a shoplifting that occurred at Wal Mart on 8/22/2018. If anyone can identify the suspects pictured please contact Cpl. Neal Smith at the Beckley Police Department 304-256-1720 or West Virginia Crime stoppers at 304-255-STOP. As always in the case of criminal matters, all subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


The Beckley Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Bero Ave. 8/13/2018. If anyone can identify the suspect pictured please contact Detective William Pannell at the Beckley Police Department 304-256-1720 or West Virginia Crime stoppers at 304-255-STOP Receive CASH reward if police make an arrest based on your info. The victim believes the suspect may have had gold teeth and short braids or dreadlock. As always in the case of criminal matters, all subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

IN VALOR THERE IS HOPE The City of Beckley and the Beckley Police Department has taken the initial step towards insuring that the service and sacrifice of all fallen Beckley Officers will be honored forever. The Police Department hopes to unveil the police officer memorial, which will be located outside of the new police headquarters during the grand opening. The memorial will bear the names of the three Beckley Officers who’ve died in the line of duty. Det. Charles E. Smith II. August 29th, 2006 Sgt. David L. Lilly May12, 1975 Ptl. Carl D. Buckland August 26th, 1956 The carved granite and brick memorial has a price tag of $30,000.00 If you would like to donate to this project to help us honor these heroes who gave their lives serving their community please contact Deputy Chief J.R. Corey at 304-256-1717 or Checks should be made to the Beckley Police Department and note officer memorial in the memo section.

Raleigh County Schools start tomorrow... Here are several recommendations from AAA regarding ways drivers can help to keep kids safe: Slow down. Speed limits in school zones are reduced for a reason. Come to a complete stop. Research shows that more than one-third of drivers roll through stop signs in school zones or neighborhoods. Always come to a complete stop, checking carefully for children on sidewalks and in crosswalks before proceeding. Eliminate distractions. Research shows that taking your eyes off the road for just two seconds doubles your chances of crashing. And children can be quick, crossing the road unexpectedly or emerging suddenly between two parked cars. Reduce risk by not using your cell phone or eating while driving, for example. Reverse responsibly. Every vehicle has blind spots. Check for children on the sidewalk, in the driveway and around your vehicle before slowly backing up. Teach your children to never play in, under or around vehicles. Watch for bicycles. Children on bikes are often inexperienced, unsteady and unpredictable. Slow down and allow at least three feet of passing distance between your vehicle and a bicyclist. If your child rides a bicycle to school, require that he or she wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet on every ride. Find videos, expert advice and safety tips at Talk to your teen. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, and nearly one in four fatal crashes involving teen drivers occur during the after-school hours of 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Get evidence-based guidance and tips at

“This week information was received by Beckley Police Department Detectives suggesting that Demorrea Curry had been observed in Columbus, OH. Through a collaborative effort of the Beckley Police Department and the United States Marshal’s Fugitive Task Forces in Beckley, WV and Columbus, OH, Mr. Curry was located and taken into custody in reference to the murder of Corey Henry that occurred in Beckley, WV on April 10, 2018. Mr. Curry will now face extradition proceedings related to his charge of First Degree Murder. Further information will be released as it becomes available. *See attached photo

The unknown male pictured is the suspect in two separate shoplifting incidents that occurred at Kohl’s on 7/30 and 7/31. The suspect left in a white unknown 4 door passenger car. He also has a lightning bolt tattoo on his right forearm. If anyone can identify the suspect please contact CPL. Wall at the Beckley Police Department at 304-256-1720 or Crime stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP As always in the case of criminal matters, all subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.