Services > Police
Contact: Commander Richard Benbow
The Patrol Officer is the most visible member of the Police Department. Assigned to motorized patrol in marked police vehicles, officers of the Patrol Unit provide emergency services to the community 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. The Patrol Unit is directly responsible for the protection of life and property, prevention of criminal activity, preliminary investigation of offenses reported by the public, apprehension of criminal offenders, investigation of traffic accidents, and continuous preventative patrol of the community.
Wheeling Police Department K-9 Unit is comprised of
Officer Jeremy Hoffman and his German Shepard partner, K-9 Duke,
who was born December 12, 2004 in Berlin, Germany. Duke was
brought to the United States in January 2006 and immediately
started his training for police work. Duke is trained to
assist the Wheeling Police Department in numerous areas
including narcotics searches, tracking, area searches, building
The Primary functions of the Traffic Unit are selective enforcement of traffic regulations and investigation of serious traffic crashes. Additionally, the Traffic Unit is responsible for traffic engineering studies, review of development plans for traffic issues, coordination of pedestrian and traffic safety programs, and planning related to traffic movement and safety. The Traffic Unit can be reached at 847-459-2679.
Community Service Officers
The main objective of the Community Service Officer Program is to provide assistance to sworn personnel. They are required to assist the general public with requests for service which do not require a sworn police officer. Some of the duties include: