Town hiring officers, new chief
The Shepherdstown Police Department is in the process of hiring two officers and a police chief. Acting Police Chief David Ransom said the first round of interviews for one officer were this past week, and they hope to fill the police chief position by mid-May, at which point they will fill the second officer position.
Ransom said to better patrol the town with just two officers and himself, he has adjusted the shift schedule as well as received word from Shepherd University and county law enforcement that they will help out.
“We have the same coverage just with less people,” he said.
Mayor Jim Auxer said he hopes to fill the first officer vacancy by next week.