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For media inquiries involving the W.Va. Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety or its component agencies, please contact:

Communications Director Lawrence Messina
(304) 558-2930

Freedom of Information

The West Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) declares that “all persons are, unless otherwise expressly provided by law, entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and employees.”

To request records available under FOIA from the W.Va. Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety:

• Please be reasonably specific regarding the information being sought;

• Please indicate whether you are requesting copies or an in-person inspection of records. Please note that the law allows the charging of fees to cover copying costs;

• Submit your request to:
  General Counsel Thom Kirk
  W.Va. Dept. of Military Affairs and Public Safety
  W.Va. State Capitol
  Suite W-400
  Charleston, WV 25305
  ATTN: FOIA Request

  or by email:


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