Chief Eddie Starcher
Chief Eddie Starcher is a 1987 graduate from Wahama High School. He received an athletic scholarship to play football for Concord College and earned a BA in Business Administration in 1992. Upon graduation, Chief Starcher became a West Virginia State Police Officer. During his tenure with the WVSP he received an Associate degree in Police Science from Marshall University and graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico Virginia with the 257th class. While at this academy for ten weeks, he received three awards for The Yellow Brick Road, Blue Brick Swim and a leadership award from one of the classes he attended.
During his long career being stationed at Spencer, Point Pleasant, Martinsburg, Teays Valley, and Mason County detachments, he was also a member for six years of the SWAT Team. After serving four years as Executive Officer in Special Operations, he retired as Captain on the Turnpike over Troop 7, September 15, 2017.
Chief Starcher and his lovely wife, formerly Jennifer Bailey of Scott Depot, reside in Mason County, WV where they have two businesses – The Body Barn Fitness and Salon. His son, Gabriel, works for Columbia Police Department in South Carolina and youngest son Jacob is a student at Hocking Tech. He also has two lovely step daughters, Candace Lewis; a nurse, and Alexandra Bailey; a Marshall Student, and one grandson, Xander Lewis.
Upon being hired as Chief of Winfield Police Department on Monday, September 18, 2017, the undersigned officer’s goals are to maintain the safety record Winfield has earned for the past six years in a row. Also, he will ensure that all Winfield Officers will be the best trained, most fit and equipped possible. Keeping Winfield safe and having open communications with the citizens of Winfield is the main goal. Chief Starcher is very proud and feels it’s a privilege to serve this community and the people who travel through the area of Winfield, WV.
Also serving the Winfield Police Department:
Captain Kevin Young
Officer Luke Mullins
Officer Steven Thompson
Officer Matt Haynes
Officer Alicia Coey
Email Address: estarcherWPD@cityofwinfield.net