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Granville Police Department

Proudly Serving Since 1945…

Meet the men and women behind the Town of Police Department.

Granville Police Department Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Granville Police Department to protect and serve the persons and property of the Town of Granville. Our goal is to improve the quality of life in Granville by working in partnership with the community to enhance public safety, reduce the fear of crime, and strengthen our neighborhoods. We are committed to achieving this mission with respect, accountability, and honor, while conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public trust and confidence.

Community Engagement

As part of its community engagement activities, the Granville Police Department hosts events such as Baseball with a First Responder, Movie with a Cop, Bowling with a Cop and, in partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings, Wings with Heroes.

These recreational activities enable members of the police force and area youngsters to interact with each other in a positive way. For more information about these and other events, visit the Granville Police Department’s Facebook page.

Crime Prevention

While the police department may have an old-fashioned attitude toward the community it serves, it also has the latest in technology and digital forensics capabilities to ensure the protection and safety of those under its charge.

The police department also has a Tip Line, providing a means for residents to report issues, concerns or complaints.

Through these activities and services, the Granville Police Department demonstrates its focus on securing the safety of those who live in Granville as well as those who are visiting our town.

Community Engagement

As part of its community engagement activities, the Granville Police Department hosts events such as Baseball with a First Responder, Movie with a Cop, Bowling with a Cop and, in partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings, Wings with Heroes.

These recreational activities enable members of the police force and area youngsters to interact with each other in a positive way. For more information about these and other events, visit the Granville Police Department’s Facebook page.

Crime Prevention

While the police department may have an old-fashioned attitude toward the community it serves, it also has the latest in technology and digital forensics capabilities to ensure the protection and safety of those under its charge.

The police department also has a Tip Line, providing a means for residents to report issues, concerns or complaints.

Through these activities and services, the Granville Police Department demonstrates its focus on securing the safety of those who live in Granville as well as those who are visiting our town.

Our Duty

The Town of Granville may be small in size—just 1.301 square miles and a population of 2,560—but it’s big in heart. And this is exemplified by the Granville Police Department that is not only committed to protecting the business and residents under its jurisdiction but also to fostering relationships within the community.

to SErve & Protect

Our officers and administration believe that commitment, respect and integrity are essential values in maintaining a positive image and relationship with Granville community. Under the guidance of Police Chief Craig Corkrean, the department has actively engaged with the community through a variety of events, informational programs and community services.

Learn About Our K9 Unit

The Granville Police Department boasts a dedicated canine unit consisting of two skilled duos: Rose with PFC Kolb and Cadillac with Sgt. Huyett. Each team brings unique capabilities to enhance public safety within the community.


Rose, under the guidance of PFC Kolb, specializes in locating missing persons with Autism and Alzheimer’s disease. Through specialized training, Rose has honed her skills to efficiently track and locate individuals, providing invaluable assistance in time-sensitive situations. PFC Kolb’s expertise and partnership with Rose ensure a swift and effective response to these critical cases, offering peace of mind to families and caregivers.


On the other hand, Sgt. Huyett partners with Cadillac, focusing on patrol operations with a specialization in illegal drug detection. Cadillac’s keen sense of smell and rigorous training enable him to detect illegal drugs effectively, aiding law enforcement efforts in combating drug-related crime within the community. Sgt. Huyett’s leadership and Cadillac’s capabilities contribute significantly to maintaining a safe and secure environment for Granville residents.


Overall, the Granville Police Department’s canine unit, led by Sgt. Huyett with Cadillac and PFC Kolb with Rose, demonstrates a commitment to enhancing public safety through specialized training and skilled partnerships, ensuring the community’s well-being and security.

Our Duty

The Town of Granville may be small in size—just 1.301 square miles and a population of 2,560—but it’s big in heart. And this is exemplified by the Granville Police Department that is not only committed to protecting the business and residents under its jurisdiction but also to fostering relationships within the community.

to SErve & Protect

Our officers and administration believe that commitment, respect and integrity are essential values in maintaining a positive image and relationship with Granville community. Under the guidance of Police Chief Craig Corkrean, the department has actively engaged with the community through a variety of events, informational programs and community services.

Learn About Our K9 Unit

The Granville Police Department boasts a dedicated canine unit consisting of two skilled duos: Rose with PFC Kolb and Cadillac with Sgt. Huyett. Each team brings unique capabilities to enhance public safety within the community.


Rose, under the guidance of PFC Kolb, specializes in locating missing persons with Autism and Alzheimer’s disease. Through specialized training, Rose has honed her skills to efficiently track and locate individuals, providing invaluable assistance in time-sensitive situations. PFC Kolb’s expertise and partnership with Rose ensure a swift and effective response to these critical cases, offering peace of mind to families and caregivers.


On the other hand, Sgt. Huyett partners with Cadillac, focusing on patrol operations with a specialization in illegal drug detection. Cadillac’s keen sense of smell and rigorous training enable him to detect illegal drugs effectively, aiding law enforcement efforts in combating drug-related crime within the community. Sgt. Huyett’s leadership and Cadillac’s capabilities contribute significantly to maintaining a safe and secure environment for Granville residents.


Overall, the Granville Police Department’s canine unit, led by Sgt. Huyett with Cadillac and PFC Kolb with Rose, demonstrates a commitment to enhancing public safety through specialized training and skilled partnerships, ensuring the community’s well-being and security.

Community Services

The Granville Police Department also provides a variety of services to benefit residents. These include:

Prescription Drug Destruction

Residents can bring their prescription drugs to the department at any time for safe destruction and disposal.

Complimentary Car Unlocking

Drivers who have accidentally locked their keys in their vehicles can call the police department for a free unlocking service, providing the vehicle is within the police department jurisdiction.

Bike Helmet Giveaway

Children under 18 can receive a free bike helmet by requesting one at the town hall.

safe exchange of goods

The Granville Police Department has designated two parking spaces in the Target plaza at the University Town Centre for the safe exchange of goods purchased or traded online (i.e. Facebook or Craigslist). These designated parking spaces are video-recorded 24/7 to reduce the fear of purchasing or trading goods online or interacting with strangers.

Employment

Meet Our Chief of Police

Craig Corkrean, MS, GASF, CCME

Chief Corkrean started his policing career in 2005 with the West Virginia University Police Department and was hired by the Granville Police Department in 2007. In 2010, he was appointed Chief of Police, and created a digital forensic unit, which, to this day, accepts forensic examination requests from across West Virginia.

Chief Corkrean possesses two Master of Science degrees in Digital Forensic Science and Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the 128th Basic Class of the West Virginia State Police Academy and of the 266th Session of the FBI National Academy.

Over the past 14 years, Chief Corkrean has attended hundreds of hours of digital forensic training, has examined hundreds of digital devices in criminal and civil investigations, and testified as an expert in state and federal courts.

Please Call 911 in an EMERGENCY

To Speak with the Police Department, Please Call 304-598-0035

Town of Granville

Main: (304) 599-5080

City Hall

1245 Main Street
Granville, WV 26534

8am - 5pm daily

Mailing Address

PO Box 119
Granville, WV 26534