Officer in Charge
Captain D.R. Farley

501 Neville St.
Beckley, WV 25801



Detective Bureau Personnel

Detective Bureau Commander Captain D.R. Farley
Chief of Detectives Lieutenant Morgan Bragg
Detective Sergeant M.G. Bragg
Detective Sergeant W.G. Pannell
Detective M.P. Deems
Detective Corporal J.J. Stewart
Detective N.S Pinardo
Detective C.D McCormick

The Detective Bureau of the Beckley Police Department is comprised of very dedicated and professional investigators, which is commanded by Captain D.R. Farley

The Beckley Police Department Detective Bureau is responsible for investigating both misdemeanor and felony level offenses. The Function of the Bureau is to investigate all minor and major crimes. After Patrol takes the initial report, the Bureau Chief of Detectives reviews and assigns the cases to a Detective. Each case is worked until all leads have been followed and the crime is solved or the case goes cold. Through diligent well planned investigative techniques, our Detectives gather, process, analyze and preserve evidence in our best attempt to solve crimes.

Our Detectives are tenacious in their investigative techniques and work hard to ensure the safety and well being of victims who are affected by the actions of others. By utilizing scores of resources, the Detective Bureau assists victims and others affected by crimes against them by making a host of resources available.

Detectives at the Beckley Police Department work hard to solve each crime and make the best effort possible to prosecute each crime accordingly.

Captain David Farley was born and raised in southern West Virginia and currently resides in Raleigh County with his wife of thirty years, Tonya. He has two adult sons Tyler and Derek. David enjoys spending time with his family, billiards, playing guitar, fishing and is an avid golfer.

Captain Farley started his law enforcement career with the Beckley Police Department in January 1997 having now served nearly twenty-six years. He is a 1987 Mullens High School graduate and a graduate of the West Virginia State Police Academy, 98 th Basic Class.

David Farley has served in various divisions within the Beckley Police Department including patrol, K9, detective bureau and narcotics unit but spending most years within the investigative division. He was assigned as the Investigative Division Commander June 2013. The Investigative Division Commander oversees the detective bureau and narcotics enforcement, crime analysis, crime scene investigation, supervises task force officers and serves as the supervisor of Professional Standards/internal affairs.