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Report: Gov. Justice appoints Mark Sorsaia as Secretary of Dept. of Homeland Security

Media Inquiries and FOIA


Gov. Justice's surplus body armor initiative to aid Ukraine

Gov. Jim Justice has directed the West Virginia National Guard and the Department of Homeland Security to help Ukraine by enlisting West Virginia law enforcement to donate surplus body armor. 

County sheriffs are designating their offices or area 911 centers as collection points. Please contact your county sheriff for more information.

DHS 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

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.”

*** 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;​

• Address your request to Cabinet Secretary Jeff Sandy.

• Submit your request to:
  W.Va. Dept. of Homeland Security
  Office of the Secretary
  W.Va. State Capitol
  Suite W-400
  Charleston, WV 25305
  ATTN: FOIA Request​