Archived press releases
For media inquiries involving
the W.Va. Department of Homeland Security (formerly Military Affairs and Public Safety) or its component
agencies, please contact the Office of the Secretary: (304) 558-2930.
Freedom of Information Act
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.”
FOIA requests seeking records of a DHS component agency should be submitted to that agency and addressed to the agency head.
To request records available under
FOIA from the Office of the Secretary, W.Va. Department of Homeland Security:
• 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;
Please address the request to Cabinet Secretary Jeff Sandy, and cc or submit in care of General Counsel Paul K. "Kip" Reese.
• Submit your request to:
W.Va. Dept. of Homeland Security
Office of the Secretary
West Virginia State Capitol
Charleston, WV 25305
ATTN: FOIA Request