Police Department

The Training Division facilitates training for Beckley Police Department personnel and manages our firearms and training facilities, which are vital to multiple law enforcement agencies within the region.

Lieutenant Jamie Blume leads the Training Division. Blume began his law enforcement career in 2000 as a U.S. Marine Corps MP. He left military service as a Marine Sergeant and a combat veteran of the Global War on Terror, beginning his tenure with the Beckley Police Department in 2006. Since then, he has served as a patrol officer, detective, Special Deputy U.S. Marshal assigned to a Fugitive Task Force, dog handler, and patrol supervisor.

Throughout his career, Lieutenant Blume has been recognized for exemplary performance. His personal awards include the Fraternal Order of Police Distinguished Service Award, lifesaver awards, the WVPCA State K9 Officer of the Year Award, and numerous other commendations.

Lieutenant Blume is a qualified expert in several disciplines and possesses over forty law enforcement instructor certifications. He has earned a master’s degree in public safety from Liberty University, a graduate certificate in criminal justice education from the University of Virginia, and a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from WVU Tech. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Military Police School, the West Virginia State Police Academy, and the FBI National Academy.

Training at the Beckley Police Department is a team effort, and Lieutenant Blume is supported by a cadre of tremendously gifted, qualified and experienced instructors from within the Department’s ranks.

Training serves three broad purposes:

  • First, well trained officers are generally better prepared to act decisively and correctly in a broad spectrum of situations.
  • Second, training usually results in greater productivity, confidence, and effectiveness.
  • Third, it fosters cooperation and unity of purpose.


We are dedicated to fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth within policing, empowering officers to excel in their roles and serve their community effectively, with professionalism and integrity.

We recognize the importance of training, and we are committed to providing the best training that we can to all personnel. We strive to provide comprehensive training to ensure that you are provided with quality public safety services while being treated with dignity and respect.

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

                                                                                                                – Aristotle

Contact the Training Coordinator:

Lieutenant Jamie Blume
501 Neville Street, Beckley, WV 25801
304-256-1720 (main office)