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Buckhannon Police Department welcomes two new officers

Buckhannon Police Department welcomes two new officers

June 22, 2018

BUCKHANNON, WV: The Buckhannon Police Department welcomed two new officers to the force last week: Angel McCauley (no relation to Mayor David McCauley) and Donald Kraemer.

Angel McCauley is a 2008 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School.  Prior to joining the Buckhannon City Police force, she was in the Army Reserves with the 363rd and the 305th military police company.  McCauley volunteered as a member of VIPS (Volunteers in Police Service) prior to her hire.  She will be attending the West Virginia State Police Academy in August.

Patrolman Donald Kraemer moved to West Virginia in January of 2018 from Texas. Before seeking employment as a police officer with the City of Buckhannon, he was a Corrections Officer for The Central Regional Jail. He began his career in law enforcement at the age of fifteen as a youth volunteer with the Palm Bay Police Explorers in Palm Bay, Florida. He ended his volunteer service with the police explorers in June of 2016 in order to pursue his dream of law enforcement. Kraemer will also be attending the West Virginia State Police Academy in August.

The Buckhannon Police Department, led by Chief Matt Gregory, employs eleven full-time officers, one part-time officer, and an administrative assistant. The department is responsible for community safety, crime prevention, and apprehension of offenders. The Buckhannon Police Department is currently seeking national accreditation through the CALEA program, which ensures compliance with national regulations and best practices in policing and crime reduction. Call 911 in an emergency, and (304) 472-5723 for questions or non-emergency assistance. To learn more about the Buckhannon Police Department, visit their webpage at

Callie Cronin Sams,