The Ranson Police Department is located at 700. N Preston Street. Not only do members of the Ranson Police Department provide coverage within Ranson, but they also provide support to the regional Eastern Panhandle Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force. Officers provide small-town community policing, while offering services available in larger police organizations. Our Department is supported and supports other surrounding jurisdictions, by mutual aid agreements with the City of Charles Town, Jefferson County Sheriff and West Virginia State Police. 

Chief of Police:
Robbie. R. Roberts
Email: rroberts@ransonwv.us
Phone: 304-725-2411
Phone: 304-725-8484 (After hours)
Emergency: 911

Accident & Criminal Reports

To obtain an accident or criminal report, please come in during business hours. There is a $20 fee for all reports.

Garage / Yard Sale Permit

Yard Sale Permits can be obtained at the Ranson Police Department. There is a $5 fee for the permit.

Open Burning Notice Ordinance

Section 10-4 of the Ranson Municipal Code (Open Burning Prohibited) This section of the city ordinance deals with open burning within the city limits of Ranson, WV. Section 10-4 (a) state’s “The open air burning of refuse for the purpose of volume reduction, elimination or product recovery by any person, firm, corporation, association, or public agency is prohibited”. Section 10-4 (2) states “Fires set for the purpose of bona fide instruction and training of public and industrial employees and members of the volunteer fire departs in the methods of fighting fires, provided that approval to conduct such burning is received and approved as a special activity permit”. Section 10-4 (3) states ” Open burning of construction and demolition waste, provided that all of the following conditions are met and approval to conduct such burning is received and approved as a special activity permit”.

Traffic Citations

Paying a Traffic Citation

To pay a traffic citation, you may make payment in person at the Ranson Police Department, mail in a check or money order or pay over the phone with a credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. If you wish to set up a payment plan or have questions regarding a citation, please call 304-725-2411.

911 Services

The following fire and ambulance resources available to residents within the City of Ranson.

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