West Virginia State Police Project

ILJ  completed, in partnership with Eastern Kentucky University , a comprehensive management, staff resources, and training study for the West Virginia State Police (WVSP), providing results to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance of the West Virginia State Legislature.  The WVSP is the primary public safety agency for all main highways and for the substantial rural areas of this state.

ILJ analyzed dispatched calls for service, self-initiated traffic stops, reported crime, miles driven, traffic accidents, and other data to assist WVSP in developing updated staffing standards and projecting future staffing needs.  Recommendations were focused on effective allocation of limited resources over time and geographic regions, best use of sworn versus civilian staff, consolidation of interagency enforcement tasks (including tasks for the state Department of Transportation), and improved technology-assisted police training.