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Mar 31, 1919

Governor Cornwall signed the State Police bill into law

Other events that happened on or around March 31, 1919

Jun 29, 1919

The West Virginia State Police legislation took effect

1921

The process of reestablishing the National Guard after WWI began

1921

State police helped defend Logan County in the Miner's March

Other events that happened on or around 1921

1929

Traffic regulation and road law enforcement became a responsibility of the state police

Other events that happened on or around 1929

1933

State Police field structure shrank to two companies

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1936

State Police field structure grew to four companies

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1939

A Radio Division was added to State Police

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Oct 02, 1949

The state police opened a new facility at Institute and the first class began its studies

1954

A Turnpike Division was added to the State Police

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Jul 10, 1967

The first African-American trooper enlisted

May 15, 1969

The first African-American trooper resigned from the State Police

1970

State Police department headquarters relocated to new facilities

Other events that happened on or around 1970

May 16, 1977

The first female trooper enlisted in the State Police

Dec 15, 1997

The first female trooper resigned from the State Police

Other events that happened on or around December 15, 1997

1998

"Troop" designations replaced former companies in reorganization of State Police

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2005

State Police reported 629 uniformed members and 325 civilian employees

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