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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 15 - 8 - 1 §15-8-1. Creation; purpose; composition.
For the purpose of providing better law enforcement for our counties and state and to effectuate better law enforcement on our highways, there is hereby created the West Virginia sheriffs' bureau. Said bureau shall be constituted by the governor, as chairman, the attorney general and five sheriffs of the counties of West Virginia, to be selected by the governor, each for a term of two years, commencing July first, one thousand nine hundred sixty-one; except that three of the first five sheriffs designated July first, one thousand nine hundred sixty-one, shall serve terms expiring July first, one thousand nine hundred sixty- two, at which time new selections for a regular two-year term shall be made. Any vacancy on the bureau shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by selection of the governor.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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