"Being a small department, we want to keep our officers on the road [patrolling] as much as possible."
By Kathy Plum
The Dominion Post
KINGWOOD, W.Va. — Area police agencies say they train officers whenever and wherever they can, while still trying to provide adequate coverage.
During the Ronald Schleger trial last month, defense attorney James Zimarowski noted several times that all Preston deputies who were in the county -- two were in South Carolina attending training on fingerprinting -- attended a two-day training session at Camp Dawson.
Training while on call doesn't affect regular duties, says W.Va. department