Lack of communication.
That was the reason the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department left the Harrison County Drugs and Violent Crimes Task Force a few weeks ago.
And four years ago, it was the reason the Marion County Sheriff’s Department decided it didn’t want to be part of the Three Rivers Drug Task Force in Marion County.
Marion County sheriff Joe Carpenter said when he was first elected as sheriff, he had a deputy in the task force. But when that deputy left for a job with another agency, Carpenter didn’t replace him because of what he called a lack of communication in the force. He also said he didn’t agree with some of the operations going on in the task force.
Since then, he has found another way to approach the war on drugs by sending deputies to drug training.
“We’ve sent probably 15 of our guys to a school — it’s a several-day school — learning drug work,” Carpenter said. “We’re just hitting it at a different angle.”
Law enforcement groups say communication and cooperation are problems
Lack of communication.
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Union Mission serves annual Easter meal
The West Virginia Rescue Ministries is prepared to help anyone in need.
Former mayor Burdick runs for county commission
After years of serving the City of Fairmont, William “Bill” Burdick hopes to further his career in politics by running for Marion County Commission.
Harold and Alta Efaw find keeping active keeps them young
Harold Efaw started a trend in his family.
Efaw spent nearly two decades working as a firefighter. Eight of his nephews followed in his footsteps and became first responders.
Children with disabilities enjoy hunting for Easter eggs: PHOTOS
Thousands of brightly colored plastic eggs lined the halls at the Disability Action Center (DAC) at 102 Benoni Ave. in Fairmont Saturday.
There were eggs on tables and doorknobs, in the gym and on the handrails. There were eggs for everyone.
Sanders seeks ‘second chance at life’: VIDEO
For more than half of his life, Morris Morrison has had to visit his father at the Mount Olive Correctional Facility.
That’s where holidays, like today, have been spent. Birthdays. That’s where letters, gifts and photographs are addressed to. That’s the postmark on Christmas cards and other correspondence Charles “Chuckie” Sanders sends to family and friends. And it’s been that way for 20 years.
McKinley, Gainer are candidates for Congress
Those who will represent their respective parties on the general election ballot for the 1st Congressional District have already been decided.
It is one of the few partisan races that will not need to be decided by the Tuesday, May 13 primary election as there are only one Republican and one Democrat vying for the seat.
‘Winter burn’ hits some state plants
A harsh winter has caused some plants to be burned.
West Virginia University Extension experts call this damage “winter burn.” It can be found on boxwood plants, a common but non-native plant in West Virginia.
East Dale student, loyal to twin brother, promotes autism awareness
Erin Pride, 12, is a sixth-grader at East Dale Elementary School.
She likes to play basketball, is a Girl Scout and just started learning the clarinet for school band.
This Christmas, she received a rubber band bracelet loom. Rubber brand bracelets are very popular, and she started making bracelets and trading them at school.
Tuesday deadline for voter registration
The deadline for new voters to register before the May 13 primary is fast approaching.
Residents have until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday to go to a government office, such as the county clerk’s office or the DMV, and fill out a voter registration card.
Swimming Challenge available for children with autism
The Corridor Chapter of the Autism Society of West Virginia (AS-WV) and the YMCA of Clarksburg will be sponsoring the second annual Swimming Challenge for children affected by autism.
The swimming challenge gives children with autism the opportunity to attend swimming lessons and work on their swimming skills one-on-one.
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