Nitro Police Department 497 1st Ave S, P.O. Box 308, Nitro, WV 25143 304.729.8071 304.729.8073

Mission Statement

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It is the mission of the Nitro Police Department and its members to provide the citizens of Nitro with a safe community. The members will accomplish this through proactive policing with an emphasis on service. The safety and security of the citizens and the businesses is of utmost importance to this administration. Our visitors will be met with courtesy and the feeling that the Nitro Police Department is here to make their visit a pleasurable one.

We the members understand that in today’s environment, we must gain the trust of all that live in or visit our city. We are committed to protecting and serving all people without prejudice to anyone for any reason. We will strive to be a vital part of our community in any way necessary to gain trust and understanding. We will strive to be professional in our duties as well as in our private lives as to not sully the reputation of this department or the City of Nitro. We realize that we are and should be held to a higher standard and strive to serve as an example of justice and professionalism.

– Robert L. “Bobby” Eggleton

Chief of Police


Two new Nitro police officers were sworn in at Tuesday night’s (January 21, 2020) City Council meeting. Mayor Dave Casebolt and Police Chief Bobby Eggleton swore in Patrol Officers Michael Fortier and Chelsea Swain. Swain is Nitro’s first female officer.

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Chief Bobby Eggleton

Major Chris Fleming

Capt David Richardson

Lt Clark Greene

Lt. Jason Garbin

Lt. Justin Raynes

Sgt Chris Hastings

Sgt Eric Whitney

Sgt H Ray Blake

Sgt Scott Reekie

Ptlm Ben Boggess

Ptlm Christopher Gullion

Ptlm Joe Farry

Ptlm Justin Ferrell

Ptlm Matt Haynes

Ptlm Mikel Clay

Ptlm Phillip Owens

Amy Fulks