I am a 1980 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School.  I graduated  from Bluefield State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and  a Associate Degree in Law Enforcement.  I have over 20 hours of graduate studies towards a Master’s Degree in Counseling.

I worked for over five years as a Sales Clerk at Leggett’s Department Store.  I began my career in 1988 with the Raleigh County Tax/Sheriff’s Department. I worked at Raleigh County Tax/Sheriff’s Department for over ten years before assuming a position with the federal government.

In August 1995, I graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia.  I retired from the Department of Justice in December of 2016, with 21 years of government service at the Federal Correctional Institution-Beckley.  As a Unit Manager, I supervised 9 staff members and over 500 federal male inmates. Yearly, I participated in Annual Refresher Training, Firearms Training and Self-Defense classes.  I  received numerous federal awards..  One of the most prestigious awards I received was in the year 2016, Supervisor of the Year.   I was a member of the Crisis Support Team and very active on the Community Relations Board.  My experience as a federal law enforcement officer allowed me to foster important alliances with individuals at the United States Attorney’s Office; Federal Bureau of Investigation; United States Marshal’s Service; United States Probation Office; Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other federal and state agencies.

I am active in many community organizations one of which is Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. I have been a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority since 1981. One of the missions of the Sorority is public service and one of our 5 point thrust is Political Awareness and Involvement. As a member of the Sorority, I have been extremely involved in different community activities such as: the Women’s Resource Center; Pine Haven Homeless Shelter; Community Clean-Up Projects and Community Neighborhood Watch programs.

On May 7, 2016, I was given a Certificate of Appreciation for Service to the Community from the United Missionary Baptist Church, in Mount Hope, WV.  On June 18, 2015, I was awarded the Spirit of Change Honor Award at the 11th annual Juneteenth Festival.

I am an active member of New Hope Baptist Church where I currently serve as the Assistant Church Clerk. I also serve as a member of the No.1 Choir, which I have been active in for many years.

To make the City of Beckley a better place to live, we must ask God for wisdom. God said in 2 Chronicles “If my people that are called by my name, should humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will heal their land”.

Janine Bullock can be contacted at: ward5@beckley.org