The Public Information Officer position was created in July 2016. Philip Stahl holds the inaugural title and serves as the department’s spokesperson during a critical public safety event, and also assists the Wheeling Fire Department on a part-time basis.
The PIO manages the department’s social media sites, is the primary media contact for the day-to-day police and fire operations and serves as a liaison to a number of public events. He also plans community events such as National Night Out, the annual Law Enforcement Memorial and the department's Christmas Toy Lift.
Stahl, a Wheeling native, earned his bachelor and master’s degree from West Liberty University and has been in the communications field for the last 9 years – including public relations and television journalism.
Philip Stahl, Public Information Officer