The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of approximately 100 sworn law enforcement officers and numerous support, non-sworn positions. The Sheriff’s Office handles the majority of all law enforcement matters in the non-incorporated areas of Kanawha County. The Sheriff’s Office also provides various other responsibilities such as; Judicial Security, Mental Hygiene, and Home Confinement. Most of the activity in the county centers around the town of Charleston. Kanawha County is located in western West Virginia. The closest large city is Cincinnati, OH.
The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office was one of the first departments featured on On Patrol: Live.