DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Police Department | 501 Neville St. Beckley, WV 25801 | 304-256-1720 | 304-256-1721

Domestic Violence Officer

P.F.C. Adam Justice has been the Domestic Violence Officer of the Beckley Police Department since May of 2023.  He is a native of Boone County, graduate of Sherman High School (1998), and West Virginia University (2002) where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. He also attended & graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary (2005) where he obtained a Master of Divinity, and he served as a pastor in the United Methodist Church from 2005 to 2018.

Justice joined the Beckley Police Department in November of 2020 and graduated from the West Virginia State Police Academy in May 2021. Upon graduation he was assigned to road patrol duties and was promoted to Patrolman First Class (P.F.C.) in November 2022 and has served on the Beckley PD Crime Scene Unit since 2022. Justice accepted the Domestic Violence Officer position in May 2023 and works closely with the Domestic Violence Advocates at the AWAY Center and AWAY Shelter (formerly Women’s Resource Center/Shelter) to help victims of Domestic Violence. His duties include, but are not limited to, reviewing all reports of Domestic Violence, following up on domestic incidents, serving protective orders, and providing transportation to victims. Every attempt is made to utilize available resources and provide a safe environment for all family members.

If you would like to speak to P.F.C. Justice about a domestic incident, you can come to the Beckley Police Department located at 501 Neville St. or call him at 304-256-1720. He is in the office Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. You are also encouraged to call 911 and file a report 24 hours a day/7 days a week if you are the victim of Domestic Violence or are in immediate danger.

Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVP’s)

Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPs) are available for the safety of you and other family members. DVPs can be obtained directly from the Magistrate Office or the AWAY Center and prohibits the offender from having any contact with those persons listed in the order. 

A Domestic Violence Advocate from the AWAY Center can assist you in filling out DVP paperwork and transportation is available. If you need assistance to complete DVP forms, contact 911, Beckley Police Department at 304-256-1720, or the AWAY Center at 304-255-2559 or 304-255-4066.

AWAY Center

The AWAY (Advocating A Way for Adults and Youth) Center, formerly known as the Women’s Resource Center, is located at 104 Wilson St. Beckley, WV 25801. The Domestic Advocates at the AWAY Center aid any victim of domestic violence and can assist in many ways, including filing DVP paperwork and seeking residence at the AWAY Shelter. You can view more information on the AWAY Center and the assistance Advocates provide at their website: www.awaywv.org. If you need to speak to an Advocate, you can call them at 304-255-2559 or 304-255-4066.

Safe Place to Stay

If you need a safe place for you and your children, the AWAY Shelter is available and can accommodate your needs. The shelter provides nice/clean rooms, food, clothing, toiletries, bedding and other necessities. Transportation to the shelter will also be provided. If you need access to the AWAY Shelter, you can call their 24-hour hotline: 304-255-2559, Beckley PD: 304-256-1720 or 911.

Contact the Domestic Violence Officer

P.F.C. Adam Justice
Beckley Police Department
501 Neville St.
Beckley, WV 25801

Email: adam.justice@beckleypd.com
Phone: 304-256-1720
Fax: 304-256-1731

Resources:

AWAY Center (formerly Women’s Resource Center)

104 Wilson St.
Beckley, WV 25801
304-255-4066

www.awaywv.org

help@wrcwv.org

AWAY Shelter

304-255-2559 or 1-888-825-7836