Sheriff Matheny reorganizes Harrison County to better support community policing

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – In order to enhance community support and policing, The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is restructuring the command staff.

Now, three most senior lieutenants will now be district commanders.

The Central district, Commanded by Lieutenant Rob Waybright will be located at the Sheriff’s Office, Law Enforcement Division located in Nutter Fort. The Southern district, Commanded by Lt. S. R. Johnson will be located at the West Milford Municipal building. The Northern District is Commanded by Lieutenant K. L. McHenry, and the Sheriff is in the process of securing a location within the Northern District.

Each Commander is responsible for various other tasks such as patrol supervision, the K-9 teams and the Youth outreach unit.

The primary duties of the District Commanders are:
Response to any major incidents within their district, public safety incidents and other events.
Coordinate special events within the district and liaison with other elements within the department and the community.
Attend community meetings as necessary to assist in resolution of problems and to maintain community involvement. To include community watch programs or other community-based organizations.
Continually examine the districts functions and procedures to determine if they meet the goals, objectives, and mission of the department/district.
Inform other districts, investigative units, and law enforcement agencies of criminal activities and trends.

Also, lieutenant R. A. Titchenal has been promoted to Chief of Detectives and lieutenant C. D. McIntyre will continue to supervise the Judicial Unit.