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Chief Joseph  Saunders
Director of Public Safety
305 Barron Drive
Phone: 304-766-3353

Major William Porterfield
Supervisor of Public Safety
305 Barron Drive
Phone: 304-766-4267



The Department of Public Safety at West Virginia State University is a full-service law enforcement agency. Our staff is fully committed and dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty, employees, and the public. The department consists of a Director and certified academy trained police officers. Public Safety Officers provide campus wide security coverage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
If you desire additional information, please contact us at:
Department of Public Safety
West Virginia State University
305 Barron Drive
Institute, WV 25112-1000
Phone: 304-766-3353
Fax: 304-766-5193


If you need immediate assistance, call 304-766-3181 or dial 911 in case of emergency.

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