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340 Prince St
Beckley, WV 25801

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    Domestic Violence

timdeemsH E L P  is available.  You are not alone

The Beckley Police Department is committed to ending the cycle of violence in abusive relationships.

If you would like to speak to our Domestic Violence Officer,Capt. Tim Deems is available Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  You are encouraged to call 911 and file a report if you are the victim of Domestic Violence.

Capt. Deems reviews all reports of Domestic Violence and conducts follow-ups on incidents.  Every attempt is made to utilize available resources to provide a safe environment for all family members.


Captain Timothy P. Deems has served the citizens of Beckley for over 23 years.  Prior to assuming his current position as the Domestic Violence Officer for the Beckley Police Department, he served the department as a Patrolman, Precinct Commander, Shift Commander, Chief of Narcotics and Chief of Police.  He is a lifelong resident of Beckley/Raleigh County where he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and Bluefield State College. 


Captain Deems began his law enforcement career in 1990 as a Raleigh County Deputy Sheriff and he was sworn in as a police officer for the City of Beckley in 1991 where he worked in the Patrol Division.  He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1998 and was assigned to the East Beckley Precinct as the Precinct Commander.  He attended the FBINationalAcademy 208th Session in 2002 where he completed 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management, and fitness training at the FBIAcademy in Quantico, Va.  He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2005 and worked as a Shift Commander in the Patrol Division.  He was assigned to the Narcotics Enforcement Division in 2006 as the Chief of Narcotics and was appointed Chief of Police in June 2007 where he served as the Chief of Police until January 2014.

Family Protection Orders

Domestic Violence Protection Orders are available for the safety of you and other family members.  These can be obtained directly from the Magistrates Office and prohibits the offender from having any contact with those persons listed in the order. 

If you need assistance to complete domestic violence petition forms or need transportation to a shelter or to obtain a Protection Order, please call 911 for officer assistance or the Women’s Resource Center for information and help.


Safe Place to Stay

If you need someplace for you and you children, there is a shelter available that can accommodate you and provide the necessary assistance to



Capt. Tim Deems
Beckley Police Department
340 Prince Street
Beckley, WV 25801

Phone:    (304) 256-1720           
Fax:        (304) 256-1731




Women's Resource Center
PO Box 1476, Beckley, WV  25802-1476
Shelter: (304) 255-2559 (Voice/TTY)
Fax: (304) 255-1585

Toll free: 1-888-825-7836

Outreach offices:

Raleigh County Outreach Office
118 Main Street, Beckley, WV  25801
(304) 255-4066

Visitation & Exchange Center
118 Main Street, Beckley, WV  25801
(304) 255-6906

Fayette County Outreach Office
206 Church Street, Fayetteville, WV  25840
(304) 574-0500

Summers County Outreach Office
411 Temple Street, Hinton, WV  25951
(304) 466-2226

Nicholas County Outreach Office
717 Main Street, Suite 201, Summersville, WV  26651
(304) 872-7875


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