West Virginia Establishes a Safety Zone for Baby Custody Exchanges and Private E-Commerce Exchanges in Capitol Complicated | WV information

CHARLESTON, W.Va. West Virginia extends the security of its Capitol Complex to the general public by creating a designated place for child custody exchanges, personal e-commerce transactions, and the like.

The Capitol Police have established a security zone at the bus turnaround between the Culture Center and the West Virginia Veterans Memorial. The turnaround, which is open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., is accessible from the campus entrance at the intersection of Greenbrier Street and Washington Street East.

Like the rest of the 18-acre complex, the area is well-lit and monitored, including via video, by the Capitol Police.

“We can also provide some security if they just feel more comfortable having a cop with them, we can do that if they just call us and let us know,” said Kevin Foreman, Capitol Police Directorate.

The Capitol Police established the Safe Zone in coordination with Governor Jim Justice’s office and following discussions with Charleston Police Chief Tyke Hunt and State Homeland Security Secretary Jeff Sandy, whose division includes the Capitol Police.

“I think it’s just the location itself scary,” Foreman said. “It is practical.

The Division of Highways provided the sign, and the Capitol Police painted the curb of the zone a striking green to highlight the designated area. Anyone wishing to have an officer on hand while using the security zone can call (304) 558-9911.

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