07/24/2013

W.Va superintendent warns of trooper shortage

Superintendent says lack of minority officers is part of greater recruiting problem tied to funding

By Dave Boucher
Charleston Daily Mail

West Virginia — Among the 698 troopers with the West Virginia State Police, there are 12 black men and one black woman.

Col. Jay Smithers, State Police superintendent, said he understands the agency needs to recruit more minority officers.

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