Capitol safety rules remain in effect for Friday, Saturday rallies
W.Va. –To ensure the safety and security of the West Virginia
Capitol Complex and all who work and visit here, the Capitol Police is
reminding everyone of the relevant rules and procedures ahead of the activities
expected Friday and Saturday.
As always, anyone without an electronic
card must enter the W.Va. Capitol through the Directed Public Access Points.
They are located at the wheelchair-accessible entrances to the East and West
Both access points will be open Friday,
starting at 7:45 a.m. As the Legislature
is not in session on Saturday, only the West Wing access point will be open
that day, starting at 10 a.m.
Electronic card holders are encouraged to
use other entrances to aid the flow of visitors through the access points. Access
cards will be revoked if they are used to allow others to enter the Capitol.
Propping open building entrance doors is prohibited as well.
Visitors should apply common sense and ensure
they do not possess any prohibited items before they enter the Capitol Complex
grounds. These items include:
Sticks, including those affixed to signs;
Dangerous weapons as defined by §61-6-19
and §61-7-2 of the West Virginia Code.
Capstun or pepper spray
Other items and materials if they appear
to pose a risk to people or property.
It is the responsibility of visitors to make
sure they do not possess prohibited items before they seek to enter the State
Capitol. Prohibited items will not be stored, confiscated or otherwise disposed
of by access point personnel. Any visitor who refuses to submit to a screening
will be denied access to the Capitol. The Capitol Police further reminds
visitors that backpacks, coolers and bags brought on to the campus are subject
The Division of Protectives Services, also
known as the Capitol Police, is part of the West Virginia Department of
Military Affairs and Public Safety.