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Chester, West Virginia Jail and Mugshot Information

Chester is a city in Hancock County, West Virginia. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square miles (2.59 sq. km). The City of Chester had a population of approximately 2,585 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Chester, West Virginia is Larry Forsythe. Larry Forsythe can be contacted at (304) 670-0356.

Larry Forsythe, Mayor
City of Chester
600 Indiana Avenue
Chester, WV 26034
Phone: (304) 670-0356
Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Chester City Mayor

In 2014, the crime-index in Chester, West Virginia was 74.4, lower than it had been since at least the year 2004, but lower than the national average of 287.3. According to research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Chester, West Virginia as of February 28, 2019. The ratio of number of residents in Chester to the number of sex offenders is 197 to 1.

There were an estimated 1,002 total crimes per 100,000 people in Chester, West Virginia. This rate is lower than the average in the state of West Virginia which has 2,203 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Chester is also lower than the national average of 2,745 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Chester, there were an estimated 160 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of West Virginia is 351 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 383 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 842 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is lower than both the West Virginia average of 1,852 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and lower than the U.S. average of 2,362 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Chester, West Virginia:

  • The overall crime rate in Chester is 64% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.74 daily crimes that occur in Chester.
  • Chester is safer than 72% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Chester you have a 1 in 100 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Chester has not changed.

Chester, West Virginia Police Station Information

Chester Police Department

Todd Murray, Chief of Police
Chester Police Department
600 Indiana Avenue
Chester, WV 26034
Phone: (304) 387-2820 ext. 103
Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Chester Police Dept

Hancock County Sheriff’s Office

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for the public safety of the City of Chester, West Virginia.

Ralph A. Fletcher, Sheriff
Hancock County Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 458
New Cumberland, WV 26047
Phone: (304) 564-3911
Fax: (304) 564-4138
Emergency: 911
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Hancock County Sheriff
Hancock Sheriff Facebook

Hancock County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

Northern Regional Jail (Hancock County)
112 Northern Regional Correction Drive
Moundsville, WV 26041
Phone: (304) 843-4067
Fax: (304) 843-4089

Hancock County Jail (Northern Regional Jail):

Northern Regional Jail

Police Records Request in Chester, West Virginia

We have not found any police records information on Chester. Instead we have included public records. Public records can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office. Requests for public records can be made by completing and submitting the City’s Freedom of Information Act Request Form. The completed application shall be hand delivered, mailed, or sent via fax to the City Clerk’s office during regular office hours, except during legal holidays.

The location and records request contact information is as follows:

Marlene Fleming, City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
City of Chester
600 Indiana Avenue
Chester, WV 26034
Phone: 304-387-2820 (Ext 104), 304-224-5856
Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Chester City Clerk

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