TRAINING

Police Department

The Training Office provides and coordinates training for all sworn officers. This includes in-service training, roll-call training and outside training. The office also maintains training records for all employees.

Sergeant Jamie Blume is the Beckley Police Department Training Coordinator and Rangemaster and has served in that role since 2020.  Blume began his law enforcement career in 2000 by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps, where he served as a military police officer.  He was assigned garrison and field duties in Asia, in Mexican border regions of Arizona and California, and throughout the Middle East.  He ended his military service as a Marine sergeant and is a combat veteran of the Global War on Terrorism. 

After honorably completing his active duty military service, Blume began his career with the Beckley Police Department in March of 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, Sergeant Blume has been recognized for exemplary performance.  He has received the BPD Officer of the Year Award, the Fraternal Order of Police Distinguished Service Award, the WV Lifesavers Award, 2013/2014 WV State K9 Officer of the Year Award, multiple Governor’s Highway Safety awards, BPD distinguished and outstanding service awards, and numerous other commendations.

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Sergeant Blume is a certified WV DCJS law enforcement instructor, an NRA certified Range Safety Officer, Glock and AR15 rifle armorer, and an NRA Law Enforcement Division firearms and tactical shooting instructor.  He is qualified to teach many technical LE disciplines, including, but not limited to; handgun, patrol rifle, Taser, police knife, use of force, patrol tactics, mantracking, canine tracking, vehicle based incidents, tactical medicine, active threat response, and low light tactics. 

As a perpetual student himself, Blume has completed over 5,000 hours of formal law enforcement related training.  He is dedicated to sharing knowledge and lessons learned with other officers in order to enhance their skills and abilities, with the goal of creating the safest community possible.

Sergeant Blume has an A.A.S. in Criminal Justice from Mountwest Technical College, is a graduate of the 128th WV State Police Academy Basic Class, the United States Army/USMC Military Police School (Class 13-01, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri), and FBI-LEEDA’s Leadership Institute.

The Beckley Police Department recognizes 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 our citizens are provided with quality public safety services while being treated with professionalism, dignity and respect.

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, self-reliance, and effectiveness.
  • Third, it fosters cooperation and unity of purpose.

 

Every year, the Beckley Police Department devotes thousands of hours to continuing education.

Contact the Training Coordinator:

Sergeant Jamie Blume
501 Neville St.
Beckley, WV 25801
304-256-1728 (office)
jblume@beckleypd.com

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