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Parkersburg is a city in Wood County, West Virginia. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.35 square miles (31.99 sq. km). The City of Parkersburg had a population of approximately 31,492 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Parkersburg, West Virginia is Tom Joyce. Tom Joyce can be contacted at (304) 424-8400.

Tom Joyce, Mayor
City of Parkersburg
1 Government Square
P.O. Box 1627
Parkersburg, WV 26102
Phone: (304) 424-8400
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Parkersburg City Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Parkersburg, West Virginia was 439.0, higher than it had been since at least the year 2005, but higher than the national average of 267.3. According to research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 177 registered sex offenders living in Parkersburg, West Virginia as of March 08, 2019. The ratio of number of residents in Parkersburg to the number of sex offenders is 174 to 1.

There were an estimated 1,652 total crimes per 100,000 people in Parkersburg, 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 Parkersburg is also lower than the national average of 2,745 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Parkersburg, there were an estimated 221 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 1,431 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 Parkersburg, West Virginia:

  • The overall crime rate in Parkersburg is 97% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.85 daily crimes that occur in Parkersburg.
  • Parkersburg is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Parkersburg you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Parkersburg has increased by 48%.

Parkersburg, West Virginia Police Station Information

Parkersburg Police Department

Joseph Martin, Chief of Police
Parkersburg Police Department
Third floor
One Government Square,
Parkersburg, WV 26102
Phone: (304) 485-8501 (Non-Emergency)
Detective Bureau: (304) 424-8440
Fax: (304) 424-8404
Switchboard: (304) 424-8444
Emergency: 911

Parkersburg Police Dept
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Wood County Sheriff’s Office

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

Steven A. Stephens, Sheriff
Wood County Sheriff’s Office
401 2nd Street Suite 11
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: (304) 424-1834
Suspicious Activity Tip Line: (304) 834-3909
Email: sstephens@woodcountywv.com (Sheriff)
Email: twade@woodcountywv.com (Administrative Operations)
Emergency: 911
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Tax Office Mailing Address
Sheriff of Wood County
P.O. Box 1985
Parkersburg, WV 26102
Phone: (304) 424-1910
Email: dschuck@woodcountywv.com
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Wood County Sheriff
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Wood County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

Parkersburg Correctional Center and Jail (Wood County Jail)
225 Holiday Hills Drive
Parkersburg, WV 26104
Phone: (304) 420-2443
Fax: (304) 420-2477

Wood County Jail (Parkersburg Correctional Center and Jail):

Parkersburg Correctional Center and Jail

Police Records Request in Parkersburg, West Virginia

Parkersburg Police Warrants

Police records can be obtained from the Records Division of the Parkersburg Police Department during normal business hours. To obtain a copy of your accident report, you may come to the traffic accident report office located in the police department. You may also obtain the officer’s report by U.S. Mail or email. Please send check or money order made payable to the “City of Parkersburg”. The mailing address is:

ATTN: Margie Shears
Parkersburg City Police Department
P.O. Box 1167
Parkersburg, WV 26102
Phone: (304) 424-8444
Email: margie.shears@parkersburgpolice.com
Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday

With your request, please include the following:

  • Date of accident
  • Location of accident
  • Name of the driver

Police Records, Parkersburg City Police Department:

Parkersburg Police 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 (FOIA) 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:

Connie Shaffer, City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
City of Parkersburg
1 Government Square
P.O. Box 1627
Parkersburg, WV 26102
Phone: (304) 424-8490
Email: connie.shaffer@parkersburgwv.gov
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

Parkersburg City Clerk

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