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Wheeling, West Virginia Jail and Mugshot Information

Wheeling is a city in Ohio County, West Virginia. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.01 square miles (41.47 sq. km). The City of Wheeling had a population of approximately 28,486 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Wheeling, West Virginia is Glenn F. Elliott, Jr. Glenn F. Elliott, Jr. can be contacted at (304) 234-6401 and by email at

Glenn F. Elliott, Jr., Mayor
City of Wheeling
1500 Chapline Street
Suite. 303
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: (304) 234-6401

Wheeling City Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Wheeling, West Virginia was 359.3, higher than it had been since at least the year 2005, but higher than the national average of 274.4. According to research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 81 registered sex offenders living in Wheeling, West Virginia as of March 13, 2019. The ratio of number of residents in Wheeling to the number of sex offenders is 340 to 1.

There were an estimated 916 total crimes per 100,000 people in Wheeling, 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 Wheeling is also lower than the national average of 2,745 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Wheeling, there were an estimated 332 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 584 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 Wheeling, West Virginia:

  • The overall crime rate in Wheeling is 23% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.23 daily crimes that occur in Wheeling.
  • Wheeling is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Wheeling you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Wheeling has increased by 13%.

Wheeling, West Virginia Police Station Information

Wheeling Police Department

The Wheeling Police Department has 9 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 6,000 people.

R. Shawn Schwertfeger, Chief of Police
Wheeling Police Department
1500 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: (304) 234-3664 (Police Headquarters)
Non-Emergency Dispatch: (304) 234-3661
Fax: (304) 234-3624
Emergency: 911

Wheeling Police Dept
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Ohio County Sheriff’s Office

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

Ohio County Sheriff’s Office
51 16th Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: (304) 234-3680 (Law Enforcement)
Records: (304) 234-3792
Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Ohio County Sheriff

Ohio County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

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

Ohio County Jail (Northern Regional Jail):

Northern Regional Jail

Police Records Request in Wheeling, West Virginia

Wheeling Police Most Wanted

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Public records can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office. The City Clerk is responsible for maintaining all written and recorded documents and materials pertaining to the operation of the city government. 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:

Brenda J. Delbert, City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
City of Wheeling
1500 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-234-6401, 304-551-2151

Wheeling City Clerk

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