The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Detective Unit investigates misdemeanor and felonious crimes occurring within our jurisdiction. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to the collection and storage of all evidence, supervision of crime scenes, and crime scene preservation.
The Detective Unit works closely with the Road Patrol Division to achieve successful investigations. The Detectives also work to complete thorough and accurate investigations while keeping the needs of the victims at the forefront. We strive to achieve our goal in a timely manner and encourage our citizens to take a proactive view and assist us with our efforts.
The Detective Unit is located at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, 236 Courthouse Drive Suite 8, Winfield, WV 25213. Officers assigned to the Detective Unit may be contacted at (304)586-9846.
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit is made up of two components: The Metro Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) and the Street Level Unit.
The Drug Task Force is composed of Federal, State, County, and Municipal Officers. The mission of the Task Force is to identify and prosecute Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) and assist Law Enforcement Agencies with violent crimes within the capacity of Putnam County.
Deputies assigned to the Metro Drug Enforcement Network Team have the mission of identifying and prosecuting lower-level drug dealers in rural and municipal Putnam County. The Street Level Unit also assists the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation and prosecution of drug-related crimes. The ultimate goal of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit is to reduce drug-related crimes and make a safe environment for the citizens of Putnam County.
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Drug Hotline is (304) 586-0263.
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Home Confinement Division provides monitoring throughout the 350.23 square miles in Putnam County as well as parts of Cabell & Kanawha County. The Road Patrol Division assists the Home Confinement Division with after-hours service; this service ensures the program is covered 24 hours a day.
Home confinement is a location monitoring tool that helps Home Confinement Officers supervise or monitor defendants in the community. The 29th Judicial Circuit may order an inmate to serve their sentence on Home Confinement provided the offender is not convicted of a violent crime. A person placed on home confinement supervision is confined to his or her residence, linked to an electronic monitoring or GPS system, and required to maintain a strict daily activity schedule. When the person is allowed to leave home, and for what reasons, is determined by the Home Confinement Division on a case-by-case basis. In all cases, it is meant to restrict a person’s activity and to protect the public from any threat the person may pose. Home confinement is not used as a punishment for individuals on bond. However, Courts may use home confinement as a sanction for persons who violate the conditions of their bond.
The participant remains at home at all times, except for pre-approved absences such as work, school, medical treatment, church, attorney appointments, court appearances, and other court-ordered obligations. Home confinement benefits the courts and taxpayers because the costs are much less than jail incarceration. Consequently, courts may order persons placed under home confinement to pay all or part of the monitoring costs. Home confinement also enables defendants to continue to contribute to the support of their families and pay taxes. Close supervision by officers is a crucial component of the home confinement program. Supervision helps deter further crime, ensures the safety of the community, and brings order to the defendant’s life. Officers monitor program participants to ensure that they are working, maintaining a stable living arrangement, and not engaging in prohibited behavior such as substance abuse.
The Home Confinement Division is located at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, 236 Courthouse Drive Suite 8, Winfield, WV 25213.
Home Confinement Officers assigned may be contacted at (304) 586-0256 EXT: 3.
Judicial Process Division
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Judicial Division provides security and bailiffs for two Circuit Judges, one Family Law Judge, and three Magistrates of the 29th Judicial Circuit, operates a holding facility for incarcerated persons for the 29th Judicial Circuit and transfers them to and from the court.
Additionally, the Judicial Division conducts criminal investigations relevant to 29th Judicial Circuit and executes 29th Judicial Circuit Court orders.
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Process Division provides civil process duties throughout the 350.23 square miles in Putnam County. Duties include but are not limited to: Service of subpoenas and all civil papers issued from the 29th Judicial Circuit and neighboring counties within Putnam County.
The Judicial Division is located in the Putnam County Judicial Annex in Winfield. Officers assigned to the Judicial Division may be contacted at (304)586-0265. The process division is located at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and can be reached at (304) 586-0256.
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Division administers several facets of the Sheriff’s Office including records management, Concealed Weapon Permits and Renewals, and Service of Process.
Accident, Complaint reports, Concealed Weapons Permits, and renewals are available in the Law Enforcement Office.
Concealed Weapons Permits can be downloaded on this website.
Click on Concealed Carry Application Below ⬇.
Concealed Weapons Permit Application
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For more information about reports and permits, contact the Law Enforcement Office at (304) 586-0256
Visit Us: at 236 Courthouse Drive Suite 8, Winfield, WV 25213
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol Division provides law enforcement duties throughout the 350.23 square miles in Putnam County. There are four shifts that rotate monthly, day, and evening shifts patrolling Putnam County. The Road Patrol Division provides traffic enforcement, calls for service, service of process, and proactive patrol 24 hours a day.
The Road Patrol Division is located at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, 236 Courthouse Drive Suite 8, Winfield, WV 25213.