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Buckhannon Police Department officers graduate from West Virginia Police Academy


Buckhannon Police Department officers graduate from West Virginia Police Academy

December 17, 2018

BUCKHANNON, WV: On Friday, two Buckhannon Police Department officers graduated from the West Virginia Police Academy 176th Basic Police Training Class. Angel McCauley and Donald “Sam” Kraemer received their graduation certificates at a ceremony in Institute, West Virginia near Charleston following successful completion of the 16-week course.

Kraemer and McCauley joined the Buckhannon Police Department in June of 2018. Kraemer, a former correctional officer at Central Regional Jail, moved to West Virginia from Texas.  McCauley is a 2008 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School and Army Reservist with the 363rd and the 305th military police company.  Both McCauley and Kraemer volunteered with police departments before starting their careers as officers, McCauley as a member of VIPS (Volunteers in Police Service) and Kraemer with Palm Bay Police Explorers of Palm Bay, FL.

Buckhannon Police Chief, Matt Gregory, shared, “We’re very proud of the accomplishments of Ptlm. McCauley and Kraemer and look forward to their continued commitment to the department and the community.”

Are you interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement? The Buckhannon Police Department currently has a position open: submit your application no later than January 11, 2019, to Buckhannon City Hall. Or, join the Buckhannon VIPS to gain valuable volunteer experience with the department and learn public safety skills and practices.

The Buckhannon Police Department, led by Chief Matt Gregory, employs 11 full-time officers, 1 part-time, and one 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. In an emergency, call 911. To report a crime via the anonymous tip line, call (304) 473-1001. For assistance or questions, please call (304) 472-5723.

Apply for the Entry-Level Police Position:

Volunteer with Buckhannon VIPS through the Buckhannon Volunteer Center:


And “Click Here to Volunteer” then search for VIPS.

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