LEWISBURG, W.V. (LOOTPRESS) – For the past several months, deputies and state troopers have been responding to calls in the Town of Rainelle, which had found itself without law enforcement. The Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department is stepping in to help and has entered into an official contract with the town.
According to Sheriff Bruce Sloan, the contract with Rainelle, which provides the area with 30 hours of law enforcement coverage a week, started on Jan. 8, 2021.
Sloan said that, while the coverage is not constant, when his officers are patrolling Rainelle they will be completely devoted to the town.
The officers will be patrolling city limits and responding to police service calls in an attempt to help residents feel more protected and comfortable.
This contract is only a temporary situation until Rainelle can find its own Police Chief and officers. The contract is up in February but is likely to be renewed.