Sheriff’s Office of Barbour County, WV

About the Barbour County Sheriff’s Office

The Barbour County Sheriff’s Office is located in the county seat of Philippi, WV. We serve the community by providing law enforcement, investigative services, court security, tax collection, service of process, guardianship services, and treasury management. Please contact us if we can be of assistance.

Citizens Partnering with Law Enforcement to Protect the Community

The Barbour County Sheriff’s Office and our local community depend on citizens like you to partner with us to report criminal and suspicious activity promptly. Crimes must be reported to help your local law enforcement agencies protect community members from becoming victims. Thank you for supporting the crime prevention efforts of your sheriff and law enforcement.

Submit an Anonymous Tip

Use the anonymous tip form below to report any suspicious or criminal activity witnessed in your neighborhood. Please complete and submit as much of the form as possible. Your name and contact information is not required. However, if you would like to be contacted regarding your concern, please include your contact information and someone from our office will reach out to you.

Please note: This form is NOT to be used for emergency situations or if you require prompt assistance. If you need an officer to respond, dial 911 immediately. We are available 24 hours a day to serve you.



The Barbour County Sheriff’s Office does not routinely trace the origin of emails sent via this form. However, we reserve the right to do so in the interest of public safety. All information provided by anonymous tips are investigated prior to any action being taken. Any report made that is determined to be false will be designated as an unfounded report, or as a false police report, as applicable.

The Duties and Responsibilities of the Barbour County, WV Sheriff

As Barbour County, West Virginia’s chief law enforcement officer, your sheriff polices the county full-time, and works to keep the peace (including making arrests, as necessary). Every four years, an election is held to select Barbour County’s Sheriff. No more than two consecutive terms may be served. The duties and responsibilities of the sheriff include:

  • Jail administration & inmate custody
  • County treasurer
  • Tax collection (state, county, municipal, and school taxes) and disbursement
  • Maintain tax records
  • Enforce payment of delinquent taxes
  • Serve all court paperwork
  • Bailiff for court proceedings
  • Court order enforcement
  • Transport prisoners and mental patients
  • Administer the financial matters of persons deemed incompetent
  • Issue concealed weapons licenses