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War, West Virginia Jail and Mugshot Information

War is a city in McDowell County, West Virginia. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.92 square miles (2.38 sq. km). The City of War had a population of approximately 862 in the year 2010.

The mayor of War, West Virginia is Thomas Hatcher. Thomas Hatcher can be contacted at (304) 875-3111 and by email at

Thomas Hatcher, Mayor
City of War
P.O. Box 280
14220 Rocket Boys Drive
War, WV 24892
Phone: (304) 875-3111
Fax: (304) 875-3111
Hours: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday – Friday

War City Mayor

In 2003, the crime-index in War, West Virginia was 54.3, lower than it had been since at least the year 2002, but lower than the national average of 322.2. According to research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 1 registered sex offenders living in War, West Virginia as of March 12, 2019. The ratio of number of residents in War to the number of sex offenders is 1,035 to 1.

There were an estimated 1,237 total crimes per 100,000 people in War, 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 War is also lower than the national average of 2,745 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in War, there were an estimated 197 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 1,040 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 War, West Virginia:

  • The overall crime rate in War is 55% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.39 daily crimes that occur in War.
  • War is safer than 64% of the cities in the United States.
  • In War you have a 1 in 81 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in War has decreased by 66%.

War, West Virginia Police Station Information

War Police Department

Mark Shelton, Chief of Police
War Police Department
11701 WV-16
War, WV 24892
Phone: (304) 875-2213
Fax: (304) 875-2213
Emergency: 911

War Police Dept

McDowell County Sheriff’s Office

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

Martin West, Sheriff
McDowell County Sheriff’s Office
109 Wyoming St
Welch, WV 24801
Phone: (304) 436-8523
Fax: (304) 436-8578

McDowell County Sheriff

McDowell County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

Stevens Correctional Center (McDowell County)
795 Virginia Ave.
Welch, WV 24801
Welch Administration:
Phone: (304) 436-8530
Fax: (304) 436-8565
Stevens Administration:
Phone: (304) 436-5420
Fax: (304) 436-5413

Southwestern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility (McDowell County)
Earl Ray Tomblin Industrial Park
1300 Gaston Caperton Dr.
Holden, WV 25625
Phone: (304) 239-3032
Phone: (304) 239-3070 (Non-Contact Visitation Scheduling)
Fax: (304) 239-3079

Visitations Hours at Southwestern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility (McDowell County)

  • No Visitation and Call for Tuesday visitation on Monday
  • 8:00 am to 10:00 am, Tuesday
  • No Visitation and Call for Thursday visitation on Wednesday
  • 8:00 am to 10:00 am and Call for Saturday visitation on Thursday
  • No Visitation and Call for Sunday visitation on Friday
  • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday

Visitations at Southwestern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility (McDowell County)

Southwestern Regional Jail Visitations

McDowell County Jail (Stevens Correctional Center):

Stevens Correctional Center

McDowell County Jail (Southwestern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility):

Southwestern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility

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