Agency Type: District Attorney/Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Population Size, based on the most recent U.S. Census Bureau: 31,917
Agency Size: 10 total - 5 sworn; 5 non-sworn
Initiative Partnership(s): West Virginia State Police; U.S. 119 Drug and Violent Crime Task Force; Logan County Sheriff’s Office; City of Logan Police Department; Town of Chapmanville Police Department; Town of Man Police Department; Logan Child Advocacy Center; Logan County Prevention Coalition; Tug Valley Recovery Shelter
Grant Focus Area(s): Personnel; Community Engagement
The Logan County, West Virginia, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office handles between 3,500 and 5,000 cases each year with a staff of 10 employees. Logan County’s community has seen a steady population decline due to a lack of economic opportunities. The county experiences high violent crime rates related to narcotics trafficking from neighboring states. Approximately 90% of criminal charges and much of the offender population are directly related to the sale and use of illicit drugs.
The Logan County, West Virginia, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is the chief law enforcement agency of Logan County, West Virginia. With county-wide jurisdiction, this office oversees the prosecution of all felony and misdemeanor criminal charges for all municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies within the county. Logan County will hire an assistant prosecuting attorney to address violent crimes in the Southern District of West Virginia and develop a website and mobile application to facilitate community engagement and tip submission.