Investigations

The Investigations Division consists of four investigators and one supervisor. Sgt. Gregg McKenzie, serves as the investigations commander. Additionally, four other officers make up the detective division. The investigations division follows up on calls that require more than an initial report. The investigators are tasked with interviewing suspects, victims and witnesses as well as obtaining surveillance video and any forensic evidence.

Sgt. Gregg McKenzie, Investigations Commander WPD0169.jpg

Phone: 304-234-3781

Email: gmckenzie@wheelingwv.gov

Sgt. Matt Taylor

Phone: 304-234-3796

Email: mtaylor@wheelingwv.gov

Cpl. Ryan Ferrell

Phone: 304-234-3789

Email: rferrell@wheelingwv.gov

Cpl. Rob Safreed

Phone: 304-234-3882

Email: rsafreed@wheelingwv.gov

Pfc. Andy Adams

Phone: 304-234-3691

Email: aadams@wheelingwv.gov

INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN (ICAC)

The Wheeling Police Department also is an affiliate with the West Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (WVICAC). The task force participates in actively pursuing perpetrators involved with internet crimes against children as well as investigating crimes reported by individuals. The Wheeling Police Department has been involved in numerous search warrants with the WVICAC Task Force recovering contraband. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children also provides cyber tips for investigation in the Wheeling area. The Wheeling Police Department currently dedicates one full time detective to the task force.

Cpl. Rob Safreed, ICAC Liaison

Phone: 304-234-3882

Email: rsafreed@wheelingwv.gov